Amb. Paula Dobriansky

Senior Fellow

Ambassador Paula J. Dobriansky is a senior fellow in the Future of Diplomacy Project at Harvard University’s JFK Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs; vice chair of the National Executive Committee, US Water Partnership; and serves on the Atlantic Council’s board of directors.

From 2010 to 2012, Ambassador Dobriansky was senior vice president and global head of Government and Regulatory Affairs at Thomson Reuters. During this time, she was also appointed as the distinguished national security chair at the US Naval Academy. From 2001 to 2009, she served as under secretary of state for global affairs.

Among her primary accomplishments, she established and led the US-India, US-China, and US- Brazil Global Issues Fora. Additionally, she was head of delegation and lead negotiator on US climate change policy. In February 2007, as the president’s special envoy to Northern Ireland, she received the Secretary of State’s highest honor, the Distinguished Service Medal, for her contribution to the historic devolution of power in Belfast.

Ambassador Dobriansky has held many Senate-confirmed and senior level positions in the US Government including associate director for policy and programs at the United States Information Agency and deputy assistant secretary of state for human rights and humanitarian affairs.


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