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Biography: James P Rubin

Assistant Secretary of State & Chief Spokesman for the Clinton Administration and top policy advisor to former Secretary of State, Madeleine Albright, James Rubin conducted daily on-camera briefings for the State Department press corps and represented the administration in print, radio, and television interviews regarding U.S. diplomatic, foreign economic and national security policies. Now living in London and working with one of the top City PR firms, James is well-positioned to deliver keynote speeches on global affairs and the role of the media.

During the 2004 Presidential general election, James Rubin served as Senior Foreign Policy Adviser to Senator John Kerry and as Senior Foreign Policy Adviser to General Wesley Clark during the primaries. He was Director of Foreign Policy for the Clinton/Gore '96 Campaign and from 1993 until 1996, Mr. Rubin served as Senior Adviser and Spokesman for the U.S. Representative to the United Nations.

From 1989-1993, he was a Professional Staff Member on the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations and prior to that he was the Research Director for the non-profit Arms Control Association in Washington, D.C.

With his background and perspective on foreign affairs and his personal experiences during negotiations spanning the globe, from the Middle East and Iraq to Russia and China, James Rubin’s will give your audience insight into policies and initiatives that impact the world.

He also shares his insights of how the media covers world events and how the public receives news in this age of information technology.

James is a stimulating speaker with a proven track record.  He is the perfect speaker for both international and UK-based audiences.

A native of New York City, James studied Political Science from Columbia University in 1982 and has a Masters degree in International Affairs.   He was the recipient of Columbia College's John Jay Award for Distinguished Professional Achievement. In April 2000, Secretary of State Madeleine Albright awarded him the State Department's highest honour, the 'Distinguished Service Award'.

James Rubin is working for one of the biggest City PR firms, with 30 FTSE 100 companies among its clients. He also lectures at the London School of Economics and he is keeping up his commitments as a writer and broadcaster.  He anchors his own show on Sky News, commenting on world events and interviewing major international figures.

For further information or to book James P Rubin, call us on +44 (0)20 7607 7070 or email info@speakerscorner.co.uk

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