Lee Litzenberger was a senior resident fellow at GMF in Washington, DC, on the assignment from the U.S. Department of State. Before joining GMF, Lee was the deputy permanent representative and deputy chief of mission of the U.S. Mission to NATO since September 2014. He was the NATO deputy senior civilian representative in Afghanistan in August 2013, and was assigned to Kabul until August 2014. Litzenberger served as the deputy chief of mission at the U.S. Embassy in Belgrade, Serbia, from 2010 to 2013. From 2006 to 2009, he was the deputy chief of mission at the U.S. Embassy in Kyrgyzstan. Litzenberger’s previous overseas assignments include as political officer and minister-counselor to the U.S. Mission to the European Union in Brussels; as political section chief at the U.S. Embassy in Kazakhstan; and as political officer in the U.S. Embassy in Bulgaria, and the U.S. Embassy in Algeria. At the Department of State, Litzenberger has worked for the deputy secretary of state, the Bureau for Near Eastern Affairs, and the Politico-Military Bureau.
He speaks French, Russian, Serbo-Croatian, and Bulgarian.