THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES JAMES F. DOBBINS AS ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF
EUROPEAN AFFAIRS AT THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE
President Clinton today announced the recess appointment of James F. Dobbins as Assistant Secretary of European Affairs at the Department of State. Mr. Dobbins was nominated to the Senate on September 26, 2000.
Mr. James F. Dobbins, of New York City, is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor. He has served as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director of the National Security Council Staff for Inter-American Affairs, Special Haiti Coordinator, Special Somalia Coordinator, U.S. Permanent Representative to the European Community, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs, and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs. Mr. Dobbins has also been a Senior Fellow with the Rand Corporation and with the Council on Foreign Relations. Mr. Dobbins currently serves as the Special Advisor to the President and Secretary of State for Kosovo and Dayton Implementation.
Mr. Dobbins received a B.S. in International Relations from Georgetown University.
The Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs assists the Secretary of State in the conduct and oversight of all aspects of U.S. relations with Europe.