Connor O’Steen

Foreign Affairs Officer, U.S. Department of State

Connor O’Steen is a Foreign Affairs Officer with the U.S. Department of State and coordinates the Global Magnitsky sanctions program in the Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs. He facilitated the first-ever sanctioning of People’s Republic of China officials for human rights abuses in Tibet, as well as sanctions on Russian officials for their unjust imprisonment of the human rights advocate and political figure Vladimir Kara-Murza. Prior to joining State as a Foreign Affairs Officer, Connor researched the expanding world of trade restrictions and economic sanctions – particularly in the U.S.-China context – as a policy analyst at Bridgewater Associates. He also previously served as a Foreign Service Officer in Cameroon, where he received a Meritorious Honor Award for his reporting and work on refugee issues and assisted in the evacuation of American citizens from the Central African Republic. Connor holds a B.A. from the University of Chicago in Political Science, and speaks French and Urdu.