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Paula J. Dobriansky is Under Secretary of State for Global Affairs. She is responsible for a broad range of issues, including democracy, human rights, labor, counter-narcotics and law enforcement, refugee and humanitarian relief matters, and environmental/scientific issues. She has also been designated the Special Coordinator for Tibet. Dr. Dobriansky previously served as Senior Vice President and Director of the Washington Office of the Council on Foreign Relations. Her past government positions include Associate Director for Policy and Programs at the United States Information Agency, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs, Deputy Head of the U.S. Delegation to the 1990 Copenhagen Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe (CSCE), Advisor to the U.S. Delegation to the 1985 UN Decade for Women Conference in Nairobi, Kenya, and Director of European and Soviet Affairs at the National Security Council. Dr. Dobriansky received a B.S.F.S. summa cum laude in International Politics from Georgetown University School of Foreign Service and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Soviet political/military affairs from Harvard University. She is a Fulbright-Hays scholar, Ford and Rotary Foundation Fellow, a member of Phi Beta Kappa and a recipient of various awards, including Georgetown University’s Annual Alumni Achievement Award, the State Department’s Superior Honor Award, and Poland’s Highest Medal of Merit.