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Wren Elhai is a Foreign Service Officer, currently serving as a Staff Assistant in the Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs. He has previously served overseas in Moscow, Russia and Karachi, Pakistan. Prior to joining the Foreign Service, Wren worked as a policy analyst at the Center for Global Development, where he wrote about U.S. assistance to Pakistan. He is interested in the development of national identities, particularly in the former Soviet Union. He also enjoys exploring the musical traditions of the world and has used his travels to learn an assortment of stringed instruments.

Wren graduated from Swarthmore College, where he majored in Russian and Political Science. He speaks good Russian and poor Mandarin Chinese. 

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