|United States Special Representative for Iran|
|Assumed office |
September 1, 2018
|Preceded by||Stephen Mull (Coordinator for Iran Nuclear Implementation)|
|Director of Policy Planning|
February 17, 2017 – September 1, 2018
|Preceded by||Jonathan Finer|
|Succeeded by||Kiron Skinner|
|Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs|
October 7, 2008 – January 20, 2009
|President||George W. Bush|
|Preceded by||Kristen Silverberg|
|Succeeded by||Esther Brimmer|
|Born||1968 (age 50–51)|
|Education||University of St. Thomas, Minnesota (BA)|
Boston College (MA)
University of Iowa (JD)
Brian H. Hook is an American lawyer and government official. As of 2019, he serves as U.S. Special Representative for Iran and Senior Policy Advisor to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. He previously served as the Director of Policy Planning under Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.
During the George W. Bush administration, Hook 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.
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.
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, an anti-isolationist group intended to inform political leaders about foreign policy.
In 2018 Pompeo set up the Iran Action Group to coordinate and run U.S. policy toward Iran with Hook as its head.
Hook 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.
- "Brian Hook Biography". U.S. Department of State. Archived from the original on 2017-05-27. Retrieved 2018-07-31.
- O'Connor, Patrick (2015-09-27). "John Hay Group Seeks to Shape Candidates' Foreign-Policy Positions - Washington Wire - WSJ". Blogs.wsj.com. Retrieved 2017-02-23.
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- Labash, Matt (2015-06-08). "Hawks of a Feather". The Weekly Standard. Retrieved 2017-02-23.
- "Lexington: Defending America". The Economist. 2015-03-19. Retrieved 2017-02-23.
- Josh Rogin (2014-08-28). "Romney Foreign Policy Team Is Schooling 2016's Republicans". The Daily Beast. Retrieved 2017-02-23.
- "The Romney national security transition team that might have been". Foreign Policy. 2012-11-07. Retrieved 2017-02-23.
- "President Bush Bids U.N. Farewell". NPR. 2008-09-23. Retrieved 2017-02-23.
| Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs
October 3, 2008 – January 20, 2009