THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES SAM W. BROWN, JR. WITH THE PERSONAL RANK OF AMBASSADOR DURING HIS SERVICE AS HEAD OF THE UNITED STATES DELEGATION TO THE ORGANIZATION ON SECURITY AND COOPERATION IN EUROPE'S MINISTERIAL PREPARATORY CONFERENCES
The President today announced his intent to appoint Sam W. Brown with the Personal Rank of Ambassador during his service as the Head of the U.S. Delegation to the Organization on Security and Cooperation in Europe's Ministerial Preparatory Conferences in Vienna, Austria.
Since assuming the duties as Head of the U.S. Delegation in 1994, Mr. Brown, of Berkeley, California, has worked closely with the 54 other countries participating in the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) and its predecessor, the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe (CSCE). The U.S. Delegation to the OSCE includes representatives from the Department of State, the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the U.S. Information Agency, and unique among U.S. Missions, a representative of the Congressional Helsinki Commission. As Head of the Delegation, Mr. Brown exercises full responsibility for the conduct of U.S. participation in the negotiations including the Conventional Forces in Europe Treaty adaptation, the Minsk Process for settlement of the dispute in Nagorno-Karabahk, implementation of the civilian, human rights and arms control aspects of the Dayton Peace Agreement, and other broad European security negotiations.
Mr. Brown received his undergraduate degree from the University of Redlands and a master's degree from Rutgers University in New Jersey. He attended the Harvard University Divinity School and was a Fellow at the John F. Kennedy Institute of Politics. He was awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Redlands, and is the author of numerous publications, including two books.
In his new capacity, Mr. Brown will represent the United States at the OSCE's Ministerial Preparatory Conferences which culminate in an OSCE Ministerial meeting scheduled for December, 1997.