Who We Are

CSO helps embassies and diplomats to visualize, understand, and stabilize conflict. Drawing from multiple disciplines and using conflict prevention tools and field-driven, evidence-based analysis, CSO develops and supports strategies to help the Department and U.S. embassies protect civilians and stabilize communities in conflict.


Assistant Secretary and Coordinator for Reconstruction and Stabilization David Malcolm Robinson

Date: 2015 Description: Assistant Secretary and Coordinator for Reconstruction and Stabilization David Malcolm Robinson - State Dept Image

Ambassador David Malcolm Robinson was sworn in as the Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations and Coordinator for Reconstruction and Stabilization on January 4, 2016. He is a career member of the Foreign Service, class of Minister-Counselor. 


Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Thomas Hushek

Date: 2015 Description: Thomas Hushek, Acting Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations - State Dept Image

Thomas Hushek serves as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations (CSO). A career Foreign Service Officer, Mr. Hushek most recently served as Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Mission to the International Organizations in Vienna from 2013-2015. 


Deputy Assistant Secretary Kimberly Field

Date: 08/19/2015 Description: Photo of Kimberly Field. - State Dept Image

Kimberly Field is a Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for African, East Asian, Pacific and South and Central Asian Affairs in the Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations (CSO). Kim recently retired from the U.S. Army as a Brigadier General, last serving as the Joint Staff Deputy Director for Political-Military Affairs for the Middle East, providing planning and advice to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Secretary of Defense. 


Deputy Assistant Secretary Sharon Morris

Date: 03/16/2015 Description: DAS Sharon Morris - State Dept Image

Sharon Morris is Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern, Western Hemisphere and European Affairs in the Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations (CSO). Deputy Assistant Secretary Morris has more than 25 years of experience designing and implementing conflict management and stabilization programs in Afghanistan, Yemen, Iraq, Nigeria, and Somalia.