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Aaron Nuutinen – Counselor for Multilateral and Technical Affairs

Aaron Nuutinen joined the U.S. Mission to International Organizations in Vienna in August 2019. As Counselor for Multilateral and Technical Affairs, he leads engagement efforts with the UN Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space, the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization Preparatory Commission, the Nuclear Suppliers Group, the Wassenaar Arrangement, and the Hague Code of Conduct Against Ballistic Missile Proliferation.

He was previously Deputy Political Counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Amman, Jordan. Prior to that, he completed assignments in Egypt, Iraq, the United Arab Emirates, and Saudi Arabia where he was Deputy Director of a bilateral program to train and equip the Saudi Ministry of Interior. Aaron also served in the Department of State’s Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs and as an embedded policy advisor for a U.S. military counter-ISIS task force in Syria and Iraq.

Aaron was born and raised in Wisconsin and earned a B.A. in political science from the University of Wisconsin. He worked 13 years in the Wisconsin legislature prior to joining the Department of State.