Philip Gordon was nominated as Assistant Secretary on March 6th, 2009 and took the oath of office on May 15th 2009. From 2000 – 2009, he was a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, in Washington, DC, where he focused on a wide range of European and U.S. foreign policy issues. Prior to joining Brookings, Gordon was Director for European Affairs at the National Security Council under President Bill Clinton. At the NSC he played a key role in developing and coordinating NATO policy in the run-up to the Alliance’s 50th Anniversary summit in Washington, DC. Gordon has also held teaching and research posts at the International Institute for Strategic Studies in London; the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, DC; INSEAD, in Fontainebleau, France and Singapore; and the German Society for Foreign Affairs in Bonn. Gordon has a Ph.D. and M.A. in European Studies from Johns Hopkins University (SAIS) and a B.A. in French and Philosophy from Ohio University. His working languages include French, German, Italian and some Spanish. He has published a number of books and articles on international relations and foreign policy and has been a frequent contributor to major publications such as the New York Times, Washington Post, International Herald Tribune, and Financial Times.
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