James P Rubin

James P Rubin

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Former US Assistant Secretary of State

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Jamie Rubin served as assistant to Madeleine Albright in the State Department and later advised Hilary Clinton and President Obama. As well as academic posts he’s advised politicians, steered Bloomberg’s editorial direction, and written extensively. He assesses America’s place in the world, how the country uses its power, and one of the most tumultuous periods in US and global politics.


Jamie Rubin served under President Bill Clinton as Assistant Secretary of State and Chief Spokesman for the State Department. He also worked as a top policy advisor to Madeleine Albright during one of America’s most challenging periods in foreign relations.

Having served on Hillary Clinton’s team during her first campaign for the presidential candidacy, Jamie then worked as her policy advisor when she was Secretary of State, as well as advising President Obama.

After studying politics and international affairs, Jamie worked in Washington before joining the Clinton administration. After leaving government he became a Visiting Professor at the LSE and worked in the media on both sides of the Atlantic, including time as anchor of Sky News’ World News Tonight. He also advised John Kerry on national security issues during his presidential campaign.

Jamie returned to the US to oversee Bloomberg News’ editorial lines on the Americas, Europe, Middle East and Asia, as well as other projects for the news agency. He left the business to return to academia and also serve as a commissioner in the New York transport service. Once again moving to London, he took up a post at Oxford University's Rothermere American Institute and continues to write extensively on US politics and foreign affairs.

During the Clinton administration Jamie faced the cameras on a daily basis and brought his negotiating skills to the international arena. He offers audiences a rare insight into current events and the machinery of government. Speaking from hands-on experience of US policy-making, he also assesses the consequences of economic, military and diplomatic action around the world.

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