THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES EVELYN S. LIEBERMAN AS UNDER SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC DIPLOMACY AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS AT THE U.S.
DEPARTMENT OF STATE
The President today announced his intention to nominate Evelyn S. Lieberman to serve as Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs at the U.S. Department of State.
Ms. Lieberman, of New York City, has been a Senior Advisor to the Secretary of State since May 1999. From March 1997 to May 1999, she served as the Director of the Voice of America. Prior to her tenure at VOA, Ms. Lieberman was Assistant to the President and Deputy White House Chief of Staff, the first woman to hold that position. While at the White House, Ms. Lieberman also served as Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy White House Press Secretary and Assistant Chief of Staff in the Office of the First Lady.
Prior to joining the White House staff, Ms. Lieberman was press secretary to Senator Joseph R. Biden, Jr. (D-DE). She has also served as Director of Public Affairs for the Children's Defense Fund and Communications Director for the National Urban Coalition, a post she had also held at the Housing Opportunities Council. She began her career as a high school English teacher in Long Island, New York. Ms. Lieberman received her B.S. in English in 1966 from the State University College at Buffalo.
As Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs, Ms. Lieberman will be responsible for advising and assisting the Secretary with the formation and implementation of United States public diplomacy policies and activities. These programs include international educational endeavors and cultural exchange programs.