THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES CAREY CAVANAUGH FOR RANK OF AMBASSADOR AS SPECIAL NEGOTIATOR FOR NAGORNO-KARABAKH AND NEW INDEPENDENT STATES
The President announced today his intent to nominate Carey Cavanaugh, for rank of Ambassador as Special Negotiator for Nagorno-Karabakh and New Independent States Regional Conflicts.
Mr. Carey Cavanaugh, of Atlantic Beach, Florida, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Counselor, has focused for most of this decade on conflict prevention, assistance and humanitarian issues in Europe. In 1992, he opened the U.S. Embassy to Georgia as Charge d'Affaires. Mr. Cavanaugh later moved to Washington to work on U.S. assistance to Russia and the New Independent States (NIS). Afterwards, he became Deputy Coordinator for NIS Regional Affairs, working to support negotiations to resolve conflicts in Georgia, Tajikistan and Nagorno-Karabakh. In 1995, Mr. Cavanaugh was Director for Southern European Affairs and later Acting Special Cyprus Coordinator. In this capacity, he spearheaded U.S. efforts to improve relations between Greece and Turkey and to advance a Cyprus settlement. For the past two years, he has been Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Bern. In addition to Switzerland, Mr. Cavanaugh has served in Moscow, Berlin, Rome and Washington.
Mr. Cavanaugh earned his bachelor's degree at the University of Florida and his master's at the University of Notre Dame. Prior to entering diplomatic service in 1984, he taught government and international affairs at Youngstown State University in Ohio.