Ryan Gliha is the Chargé d’Affaires, ad interim of the U.S. Embassy in Doha, Qatar. Previously, Ryan served as Director of the London Regional Media Hub and Arabic Language Spokesperson for the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Public Affairs. Ryan has also served in Saudi Arabia, Yemen, and twice in Lebanon, as well as in Washington, D.C. as Special Assistant to the Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs.
Ryan received his Bachelor’s degree in Religious Studies from the University Honors College at Arizona State University. After studying Central Asian history at Indiana University’s Department of Central Eurasian Studies, Ryan received a Master’s degree in Religious Studies from the University of Pennsylvania. Ryan speaks Arabic, French, Uzbek, and Persian.