Paul Narain was a National Security Affairs Fellow for the academic year 2016–2017 at the Hoover Institution, representing the U.S. Department of State. A career diplomat, Paul was most recently the Deputy Counselor for Economic Affairs at the U.S. Embassy in Greece, responsible for macroeconomics and the political-economy of the Greek economic crisis. Prior to that, he was head of the internal political affairs team at the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi, India.
In Washington, he served on the Executive Secretariat Staffs of Secretaries Clinton and Rice and served as a Watch Officer in the Operations Center, the Department’s 24-hour crisis management team.
Overseas, he has also served as a Political Officer at the U.S. Embassy in Baku, Azerbaijan, and as Assistant Public Affairs Officer and Consular Officer at the U.S. Consulate in Kolkata, India.
He has received several superior and meritorious honors awards as well as the American Foreign Service Association’s Matilda Sinclaire Award for outstanding foreign language study. A native New Yorker, Paul earned a Bachelor of Arts from Johns Hopkins University and a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy from Tufts University’s Fletcher School.