Haroon Azar

B.S., Business Administration, 2004

Haroon AzarHaroon Azar is the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Regional Director for Strategic Engagement in Los Angeles. Azar’s primary responsibility is strengthening the department’s relationships with state and local law enforcement, government officials, community groups, academic institutions, and the private sector. His office seeks to partner with both government and nongovernment entities locally to advance the Department’s risk mitigation mission.

Previously, Azar worked as Deputy Director and Senior Policy Analyst for the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia in the Office of International Affairs at DHS Headquarters in Washington DC. His portfolio included providing the Secretary and other department leadership with policy analysis and management of international affairs related to homeland security. Additionally, Azar was responsible for negotiating bilateral and multilateral security agreements with international partners focusing on improving immigration policy, visa security, aviation security, and countering violent extremism efforts.