Rob Silberstein arrived as the United States Consul General in Karachi on August 1, 2019. A career member of the United States Senior Foreign Service, he most recently served in Washington, DC with the Office of the Inspector General, helping to improve the operations of the State Department and its overseas missions. Prior to that, Consul General Silberstein was a Senior Advisor in the U.S. Department of State Foreign Service Institute, where he developed a training and education curriculum for the Department’s foreign and civil service officers.
Consul General Silberstein also served as Deputy Chief of Mission at the United States Embassy to Lithuania, Office Director for Nordic-Baltic Affairs, and Deputy Director in the Office of South Central Europe. Other assignments include service in the U.S. Consulate in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, the U.S. Embassy in Zagreb, Croatia, and the U.S. Consulate in Chennai, India.
The Consul General has a Masters in National Security Strategy from the College of International Security Affairs of the National Defense University. He also has a Masters in International Relations and International Economics from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. Consul General Silberstein was born in Brooklyn, New York and raised on Manhattan’s West Side. Among his favorite pursuits are sports, hiking with his two dogs, and cooking. He is fiercely proud of his two boys who are attending university in the state of Virginia.