James Rubin

James Rubin was Assistant Secretary of State and Chief Spokesman for the State Department, he was employed in the Clinton Administration for over seven years and served as a top adviser and confidant to former Secretary of State, Madeleine Albright.

During his position as Chief Spokesman, James Rubin briefed the nation and world - through daily, on-camera sessions with American and foreign journalists.

James Rubin is an authority on foreign affairs, James will give your audience insight into national security policies and US foreign policy initiatives that impact the world. He provides behind-the-scenes perspectives on his personal experiences during negotiations spanning the globe, from the Middle East and Iraq to Russia and China, in addition to the diplomatic missions which he led to Kosovo.

James Rubin shares his insights of how media covers world events and how the public receives news in this dynamic era of information technology.

James Rubin received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Columbia University in 1982 and a Masters degree in International Affairs in 1984. In 1998, Mr Rubin 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’.

Rubin resigned all of his US-based positions on May 29, 2013, announcing that the family would return to London to work on several projects. Rubin is presently writing a book about America’s use of military force abroad, and was appointed scholar in residence at Oxford University's Rothermere American Institute.