2001 Harutunian
Milken Scholar 2001
Scholar Profile

Ruben Harutunian

International Relations


Ruben is the Head of Cultural and Media Affairs at the U.S. Embassy in Algiers. He has served in the United States Foreign Service since 2007. Ruben previously served as the Deputy Chief of the Political/Economic Section for the U.S. Embassy in Yerevan, the Special Assistant to the Secretary of State at the U.S. Department of State, the Special Assistant to the Ambassador at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow, and the Deputy Spokesperson at the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv. Ruben graduated from Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in 2007 with a Master's degree in International Relations, focusing on Conflict Management.

High school:  St. Alban’s School


College Year Degree
Columbia University
New York, NY
2005 B.S. Political Science and Middle East and Asian Languages and Cultures
Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD
2007 M.A. International Relations - Conflict Management

News and Highlights

Ruben Harutunian (MS '01)

In September Ruben Harutunian, MS ‘01 entered the United States Foreign Service and is now training in Arlington, Virginia. This June he will begin his first diplomatic assignment at the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv, Israel.

Ruben Harutunian (MS '01)

Global perspective. State Department Officer, Ruben Harutunian, MS ‘01, will be returning to the states for his next assignment; serving as an assistant to U.S. Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton.