Jim Morris has been Political Counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Athens since August 2022.  Before that, he was the Deputy Director in the Office of Russian Affairs at the State Department in Washington DC.  He began his State Department career in 2004 serving overseas in Moscow, Frankfurt, Bishkek, Tbilisi and a Provincial Reconstruction Team in Afghanistan.

In Washington, he has served in the Operations Center, the Office Afghanistan Affairs, and the Board of Examiners.  Before joining the State Department, Jim was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Khabarovsk, Russia and worked for American Councils in Odessa, Ukraine.  He has a MA from Boston College in Russian History and a BA from George Washington University in International Affairs.