James Dobbins (diplomat)

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James F. Dobbins
James Dobbins May 2014.jpg
United States Ambassador to European Union
In office
1989–1991
President George H.W. Bush
Preceded by Thomas Michael Tolliver Niles
Succeeded by Stuart E. Eizenstat
Personal details
Born (1942-05-31) May 31, 1942 (age 72)
New York City
Profession Diplomat, Career Ambassador

James Francis Dobbins, Jr. (born May 31, 1942 in New York City) is an American diplomat who served as United States Ambassador to the European Union (1991–93), as Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs (2001), and as Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan (May 2013-July 2014). He is a member of the American Academy of Diplomacy. He was envoy to Kosovo, Bosnia, Haiti, Somalia. In 2001, he led negotiations leading to the Bonn Agreement.[1] He was head of international and security policy for the RAND Corporation.[2][3]

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