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Picture of James B. FoleyBIOGRAPHY

James B. Foley
Senior Coordinator, Iraqi Refugee Issues
Term of Appointment: 09/19/2007 to present

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice appointed Ambassador James Foley Senior Coordinator for Iraqi Refugee Issues in September 2007.

Prior to this appointment, Ambassador Foley was the Deputy Commandant and International Affairs Advisor at the National War College.

He served as U.S. Ambassador to Haiti from 2003-2005, a period marked by instability and the deployment of a U.S.-led stabilization force and a UN peacekeeping mission.

He also served as U.S. Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN and other international organizations in Geneva from 2000-2003.

From 1993 to 1996 Ambassador Foley was the Deputy Director of the Private Office of the NATO Secretary General in Brussels.

In Washington, Ambassador Foley served as State Department Deputy Spokesman (1997-2000) and as political advisor and speechwriter to former Secretary of State Lawrence Eagleburger (1989-1993). He served previous overseas tours in Algiers (1986-1988) and Manila (1984-1986). Ambassador Foley has been a member of the Foreign Service since 1983.

Ambassador Foley is a graduate of the State University of New York at Fredonia (BA, 1979), the Institut d’Etudes Politiques in Paris (C.E.P, 1980), and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy (M.A.L.D., 1984). 


Released on September 19, 2008

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