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Matt Murray joined the Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Trade Policy and Negotiations in September 2020.  In that capacity, he leads four offices that oversee the State Department’s engagement to open new markets, resolve trade disputes, protect intellectual property rights, and promote agricultural innovation to benefit all Americans.

Prior to this assignment, he was the Economic Minister Counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing, China.  He also has served as Economic Counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Canberra, Australia.

Matt previously worked in Washington, DC, as Director of the 24/7 Watch in the Bureau of Intelligence and Research and as Special Assistant to the Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment.  His earlier overseas postings included assignments in Shanghai, Beijing, Dar es Salaam, and New Delhi.

Matt joined the Foreign Service in 1998 and is a member of the Senior Foreign Service.

He has master’s degrees from the U.S. Army War College and the University of Pittsburgh and a bachelor’s degree from Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland.

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