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Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release February 9, 1996


National Security Adviser Anthony Lake today announced the appointment of Eric Schwartz as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Democracy, Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs at the National Security Council, effective March 1, 1996. Through this appointment, the responsibilities of the NSC Office of Democracy will be expanded to include humanitarian assistance, refugee policy and migration.

Currently, Mr. Schwartz serves on the NSC staff as a Director in the Office of Global Affairs and Multilateral Programs. Before joining the NSC staff, he was a Staff Consultant to the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Asian and Pacific Affairs. Prior to that, he served as Washington Director of the Asia Watch Committee of Human Rights Watch.

Mr. Schwartz received an M.P.A. degree from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University and a J.D. degree from New York University School of Law. He received a B.A. degree in political science with honors from the State University of New York at Binghamton.

National Security Adviser Lake also announced the appointment of Robert Malley as Director in the Office of Democracy, Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs.

Mr. Malley currently serves at the NSC as a Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellow. He received his D. Phil in Politics at Oxford University and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. He also received an M.A. in International Relations and a B.A. in Economics and Political Science from Yale University.

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