THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary (Shanghai, People's Republic of China) ________________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release June 30, 1998
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES JOHN SHATTUCK AS U.S. AMBASSADOR TO THE CZECH REPUBLIC
The President today announced his intent to nominate John Shattuck to be U.S. Ambassador to the Czech Republic.
Mr. John Shattuck, of Cambridge, Massachusetts, has served for the past five years as Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor. As Assistant Secretary of State, Mr. Shattuck assisted the President and the Secretary of State in coordinating and implementing U.S. policies on democratization, human rights, and international labor rights. He was actively involved in the development of the Bosnia Peace Process, the negotiation of the Dayton Peace Accords, as well as the establishment of international criminal tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda. He also participated in diplomatic missions in more than 40 countries, including the Czech Republic. Prior to his confirmation as Assistant Secretary of State in 1993, Mr. Shattuck served as Vice President of Harvard University, where he was responsible for maintaining the University's relations with federal, state, and local government entities. He also served as a Lecturer at Harvard Law School, where he presented courses on human rights and civil liberties. Mr. Shattuck has written and lectured extensively and has received several prestigious awards for his contributions to public service, education, and the promotion of human rights and civil liberties.
Mr. Shattuck received his L.L.B. degree from Yale Law School in 1970, his M.A. with First Class Honors in International Law and Jurisprudence from Cambridge University in 1967, and his B.A. degree, magna cum laude, from Yale College in 1965.