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BURK Susan

Amb. Burk is responsible for working with other States to strengthen the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and the international nonproliferation regime. She plays a lead role in preparing for the NPT Review Conference, and through international diplomacy promoting the United States' goal of renewing and reinvigorating the NPT and the global regime. Amb. Burk served as the first Deputy Coordinator for Homeland Security in the State Department's Office of the Coordinator for Counterterrorism. She established and chaired the State Department's Homeland Security Coordinating Committee, and her office served as a point of contact for the Department of Homeland Security and other Federal agencies. She Burk also served as Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Nonproliferation where she led the Bureau's efforts to support the Proliferation Security Initiative. She joined the Bureau of Nonproliferation in June 2002 as the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Nonproliferation Controls. A career civil servant, Ms. Burk joined the Department of State in April 1999 as the Director of the Office of Regional Affairs.

She also served in the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency (ACDA) as Chief of the International Nuclear Affairs Division. Ms. Burk also served as a staff officer in the Office of the Secretary of Defense. In the Theater Nuclear Forces Policy Division she supported U.S.-Soviet negotiations to reduce intermediate-range nuclear missiles.

Mrs. Burk received her M.A. in Government from Georgetown University. She has a B.A. in political science from Trinity College in Washington, DC.