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Kim Holmes
Assistant Secretary, Bureau of International Organization Affairs
Term of Appointment: 11/21/2002 to 05/06/2005

Kim R. Holmes was sworn in as Assistant Secretary, Bureau of International Organization Affairs on November 21, 2002.

The Bureau of International Organization Affairs (IO) develops and implements U.S. policy in the United Nations, its specialized and voluntary agencies, and certain other international organizations. A primary goal of the Bureau is to help shape the multilateral system into a more efficient and effective instrument to meet the challenges of the 21st Century.

Dr. Holmes previously served as Vice President and Director of the Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Institute for International Studies at The Heritage Foundation. He was the Heritage Foundationís principal spokesman on foreign and defense policy issues, as well as the senior editor of Heritage foreign policy publications and the senior managing officer in charge of research, personnel and programs.

Prior to becoming Heritage Vice President in 1992, Dr. Holmes was Director of Foreign and Defense Policy Studies and Senior Policy Analyst for national security affairs at Heritage, specializing in arms control, NATO affairs and East-West strategic relations. Dr. Holmes first joined Heritage in 1985. He was previously a Senior Fellow at the Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.

Dr. Holmes holds Ph.D. (1982) and M.A. (1977) degrees in history from Georgetown University. He obtained a B.A. in history in 1974 from the University of Central Florida in Orlando. He was a research fellow at the Institute for European History in Mainz, Germany in 1981. After receiving his Ph.D., Dr. Holmes taught at Georgetown University, specializing in European security issues and European intellectual history. Dr. Holmes is the co-editor of various foreign policy books and author of numerous scholarly articles.



Released on November 24, 2002

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