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Brian H. Hook

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Brian H. Hook
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Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs
In office
October 3, 2008 – January 20, 2009
Preceded by Kristen Silverberg
Succeeded by Esther Brimmer

Brian H. Hook is a former American government official. During the Bush administration, he served as Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs; Senior Advisor to the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations; Special Assistant to the President for Policy in the White House Chief of Staff’s office; and as Counsel, Office of Legal Policy, at the U.S. Justice Department.

He practiced corporate law at Hogan & Hartson in Washington from 1999-2003. He has also worked for Iowa Governor Terry Branstad and U.S. Congressman Jim Leach.

Present career

Hook is the founder of Latitude, LLC, an international consulting firm based in Washington, DC. He serves on the advisory board of Beacon Global Strategies.

Hook worked on the 2012 Romney campaign staff as senior advisor on foreign policy. He chaired the foreign policy and national security task forces of the Romney Readiness Project. He was the foreign policy director of Governor Tim Pawlenty's presidential campaign from 2010-2011.

In 2013, he co-founded the John Hay Initiative.[1] He serves on the board of trustees for St. John's Seminary in Boston and the board of directors for the National Civic Arts Society in Washington, DC.


Hook received a bachelor's degree in marketing from the University of St. Thomas in 1990, a master's degree in philosophy from Boston College, and a law degree from the University of Iowa College of Law.


  1. ^ O'Connor, Patrick (2015-09-27). "John Hay Group Seeks to Shape Candidates' Foreign-Policy Positions - Washington Wire - WSJ". Retrieved 2017-02-23. 

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Government offices
Preceded by
Kristen Silverberg
Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs
October 3, 2008 – January 20, 2009
Succeeded by
Esther Brimmer