Nathaniel Dean is the Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Nicosia, Cyprus. He served as Director of the Office of Nordic and Baltic Affairs in the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs from 2015 to 2017. Prior to that assignment, he was Director for Central and Northern European Affairs on the National Security Council Staff at the White House. Other assignments have included Deputy Political Counselor, U.S. Embassy Berlin, and Deputy Director for Political Affairs, Office of European Union Affairs. He has also served in the Office of Maritime Southeast Asian Affairs, the U.S. Embassy to the Netherlands, the Office of European Regional Security and Political Military Affairs, and the Office of United Kingdom, Benelux, and Ireland Affairs, as well as early assignments in Washington and Mexico. He holds a BA in History from Trinity College and is a graduate of the State Department’s National Security Executive Leadership Seminar.