Chase Beamer

National Security Affairs Fellow

Chase Beamer, representing the U.S. Department of State, is a National Security Affairs Fellow for the academic year 2020–21 at the Hoover Institution.

Chase Beamer is a career Foreign Service Officer specializing in Public Diplomacy. Born and raised in Ohio, he holds a BA in economics and history from Denison University.  He served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Mauritania, West Africa, working with rural communities to enhance their water and sanitation resources.  After completing his Peace Corps assignment, he worked as a Program Officer for the U.S. State Department funded “Hubert H. Humphrey” scholarship program for mid-career professionals at the Institute of International Education in Washington, D.C.  He entered the Foreign Service on September 10, 2001. He has served as the Political-Military Officer at the U.S. Embassy in Djibouti, the Deputy Spokesman at the U.S. Embassy in Poland, the Deputy Spokesman of the State Department’s Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs in Washington, D.C., the Spokesman at the U.S. Embassy in Slovakia, the Digital Media Coordinator of the State Department’s Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs in Washington, D.C., and the Spokesman at the U.S. Embassy in Bolivia prior to assuming his current role as Counselor for Public Affairs at the U.S. Embassy in the Dominican Republic.  He is the recipient of numerous Department of State awards for performance.

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Analysis and Commentary

Diplomacy Starts With Domestic Housing

by Chase Beamervia The Hill
Wednesday, April 7, 2021

If the United States is serious about leading with diplomacy, strengthening the State Department and diplomatic corps, and ensuring that the face of our nation abroad is more representative of our melting pot at home, it will require eliminating the disincentives to long-term training and to serving domestically for our nation’s diplomats.

Analysis and Commentary

Tending The Domestic Garden

by Chase Beamer quoting George P. Shultzvia Real Clear World
Monday, December 7, 2020

Former Secretary of State George C. Shultz spoke of “tending the diplomatic garden,” an apt metaphor for the ceaseless effort to cultivate the relationships abroad necessary to advance American interests. Diplomacy, like many professions, relies on the trust established by getting to know people, with their culture and all their ambitions. In order to succeed now, at home and abroad, we need to tend our domestic garden.