Mr. Thomas Wuchte joins the IIJ from his position as the Head on Anti-Terrorism Issues in the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE).  He is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point and received a post-graduate degree in International Relations from the University of Illinois. As the focal point for all OSCE counter-terrorism activities, he supported the political process within the OSCE’s 57 participating States to maintain and strengthen the role of the organization as an effective framework for addressing the terrorist threat, in close co-ordination with the United Nations and the Global Counterterrorism Forum (GCTF).  Before his duties at the OSCE, Mr. Wuchte served as the Special Coordinator for United Nations Security Council Resolution 1540 and received the U.S. Department of State's Highest Award for Excellence in International Security Affairs for his efforts to work collaboratively with international partners.