THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT NAMES THREE MEMBERS TO THE COMMISSION ON SECURITY AND COOPERATION IN EUROPE
The President today announced his intent to nominate John Shattuck, Ashton Carter, and Charles Meissner as members of the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe.
JOHN SHATTUCK of Massachusetts is the Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor. He has been the Vice President of Harvard University and a Senior Associate in the Program on Science, Technology and Public Policy at the Kennedy School of Government. Previously, he was also the National Counsel to the American Civil Liberties Union.
ASHTON CARTER of Massachusetts is the Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Security and Counter- Proliferation at the Department of Defense. Previously, he was a Ford Foundation Professor of Science and International Affairs at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Defense Science Board and the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology.
CHARLES MEISSNER of Maryland is the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for International Economic Policy. Throughout his 20 year career in international financial monetary and trade policy, he has held a wide range of positions in both the private and public sector, including Manager of the Office of Official Cofinancing and Trust Fund Management for the World Bank.
The Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe is responsible for monitoring compliance with the articles of the Final Act of the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe, with particular regard to human rights. In addition, the Commission shall encourage the development of programs and activities of both the U.S. government and private organizations to expand East-West economic cooperation.