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Keome Rowe

U.S. Department of State


Last updated: Jan 16, 2024

Keome Rowe is a public diplomacy-coned foreign service officer with the U.S. Department of State. He has worked extensively on issues across East Asia and the Indo-Pacific. His public diplomacy work focuses on engaging foreign audiences regarding media freedom, democracy, human rights, social justice, and people-to-people exchanges. He currently serves as a Republic of Korea desk officer in the Office of Korean and Mongolian Affairs, focusing on policy to strengthen the U.S.-ROK bilateral relationship and the U.S.-ROK-Japan trilateral relationship. Most recently, he served as a watch officer in the State Department’s Operations Center, where he monitored worldwide hotspots and briefed senior leaders on breaking developments. Keome also served on the Sudan Task Force, which evacuated over 80 U.S. Diplomats and countless U.S. citizens. Keome’s overseas assignments include U.S. Embassy Beijing, U.S. Embassy Islamabad, and U.S. Consulate Karachi. Rowe earned a master of public administration (MPA) and an M.A. in international relations, along with certificates of advanced study in security studies and conflict resolution from Syracuse University Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. Keome earned a B.S. with honors from Texas Christian University. 

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