Ramin Asgard, Esq. 

U.S Foreign Service & Consular Service (Ret'd.)

As an immigrant myself, I appreciate first hand both the amazing promise of America and the many challenges immigrants face achieving their immigration goals.

 

Through the work of Asgard Law Offices, I am dedicated to contributing my experience, compassion, and creativity to design and execute effective and affordable solutions for each of our clients.  

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Biography

RAMIN ASGARD

 

ATTORNEY AT LAW & FOUNDER, ASGARD LAW OFFICES AND ASGARD GLOBAL CONSULTING, LLC

U.S Foreign Service & Consular Service (Ret'd.)

Ramin Asgard is an attorney, national security scholar, & independent consultant based in Tampa, Florida (USA) and Dubai, UAE.  

Previously, Mr. Asgard was a highly decorated veteran U.S. Foreign Service Officer with the Department of State.  

 

His Diplomatic Career includes:

  • Political Advisor at U.S. Central Command, serving as Senior Foreign Policy Advisor (POLAD) to CENTCOM Commanders General David Petraeus and General James Mattis.

  • Commercial Attaché, Kabul Afghanistan, helping to attract $1.8 billion in Foreign Direct Investment.

  • Director of the Iran Regional Presence Office in Dubai

  • Director of Voice of America Persian, VOA’s largest language service, where he increased viewership 380%.

  • Founder, Office of Advanced Analytics, Conflict & Stabilization Operations Bureau

  • Deputy Political Counselor and Consul General, Saudi Arabia 

  • Consul and Immigrant Visa Section Chief, Turkey

 

His work as a International Affairs & Policy Scholar includes:

  • Lifetime Member, Council on Foreign Relations,

  • Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council of the US, 

  • Adjunct Political Scientist at RAND, 

  • International Affairs Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, and 

  • Board of Advisors membership of the Turkish Heritage Organization.   

 

Education 

  • Tulane University School of Law         New Orleans, LA           Juris Doctor (J.D.)

  • University of Pennsylvania                   Philadelphia, PA             Master of Arts (M.A.)

  • Temple University                                  Philadelphia, PA            Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) summa cum laude

 

Honors & Awards

  • Member, Phi Beta Kappa

  • Ambassador Charles E. Cobb Award for Initiative & Success in Economic Diplomacy

  • Secretary’s Award for Public Diplomacy

  • Three Superior Honor Awards and Six Meritorious Honor Awards

  • National Science Foundation Grant Awardee

Volunteer & Nonprofit Activities

  • Documentary Voices Film Festival Co-founder     Dubai, UAE

  • Arzu Rugs Co-Founder                                               Kabul, Afghanistan

  • No One Left Behind, Senior Policy Advisor             Washington, DC

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