THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES JAMES PHILLIP RUBIN AS ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC AFFAIRS AT THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE
President Clinton today announced his intent to nominate James Phillip Rubin as Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs at the Department of State.
Mr. Rubin, of Washington, DC, currently serves as Senior Advisor to the Secretary of State. Previously, he served as Senior Advisor and Spokesman to the U.S. Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Albright. Mr. Rubin assisted the Ambassador in formulating and articulating U.S. policy pursued at the United Nations and advised the Ambassador on national security issues related to her position. Prior to joining the Department of State, he served as a professional staff member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations and Senior Foreign Policy Advisor to Senator Joseph R. Biden, Jr. He earned a B.A. degree in Political Science from Columbia University in 1982, and an M.A. degree in International Affairs in 1984.
In his capacity as Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs, Mr. Rubin will direct the development and execution of Department-wide public information policies and will oversee public outreach efforts to the American public on foreign policy issues. He will serve as the principal advisor to the Secretary, other Department officials and other government agencies on the Department's responsibilities to the American public. Mr. Rubin will also serve as Chief Spokesman of the Department of State.
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