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Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release August 1, 1997


National Security Advisor Samuel Berger announced today the appointment of Stephen J. Flanagan as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Central and East European Affairs, effective July 31, 1997. He will succeed Daniel Fried.

Stephen Flanagan has been National Intelligence Officer for Europe at the National Intelligence Council since 1995. Prior to that, he served as Associate Director of the State Department's Policy Planning Staff and as a Professional Staff Member of the Senate Intelligence Committee. He has held faculty appointments at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government and the National Defense University and was a fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and the International Institute for Strategic Studies in London. He has published widely on European and security affairs.

Born in Boston, and raised in Medford, Massachusetts, Dr. Flanagan received his A.B. from Columbia University and his Ph.D. in international relations from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. He and his wife, Lynn Wansley Flanagan, an attorney with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, have two sons.

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