Donald Camp

Adjunct Fellow (Non-resident), Wadhwani Chair in U.S.-India Policy Studies

Donald Camp is a retired senior Foreign Service officer whose career was divided between East and South Asia. He was most recently senior adviser on South and Central Asia at the U.S. mission to the United Nations in 2011. He was senior director for South and Central Asia on the National Security Council staff through August 2009. Prior to that, he was principal deputy assistant secretary for South and Central Asia. Mr. Camp was foreign policy adviser to the chief of naval operations from 2006 to 2007; deputy assistant secretary and then principal deputy assistant secretary for South Asia at the Department of State from 2001 to 2006; and director of South Asian affairs on the National Security Council staff from 1999 to 2001. He has also served as director of the Office of India/Nepal/Sri Lanka at the Department of State, as well as deputy director for Pakistan/Afghanistan/Bangladesh. He has served as political officer in the U.S. embassy in Sri Lanka. In the East Asian field, he was consul general at the U.S. consulate in Chengdu, China, from 1992 to 1995, and he served at the U.S. embassy in Beijing, following two years of Chinese language study at the Foreign Service Institute. He also worked as foreign affairs legislative aide to then-Senator Paul Simon. Prior to entry into the Foreign Service, Mr. Camp was a student of South Asian studies at the University of Chicago and was a Peace Corps volunteer in South India. He graduated from Carleton College.