Ted Osius is the Senior State Department Visiting Fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington where he holds the Sumitro Chair for Southeast Asia Studies and Wadhwani Chair in U.S.-India Policy Studies.
He was most recently Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Indonesia and previously Political Counselor at the embassy in India. Other assignments have included Thailand; Vietnam (both Saigon and Hanoi); Philippines; the U.S. Missions at the Vatican and the UN, and as Korea desk officer in Washington. From 1998 to 2001 he was a senior adviser to Vice President Gore covering Asia, economics and trade. Mr. Osius is the author of 'The U.S.-Japan Security Alliance: Why it matters and How to Strengthen It' (2002).
He is a graduate of Harvard University and holds an MA from the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University.