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July 12, 2005

Press Contact: Jodi Bart, UT Law Communications, (512) 471-7330.

Kristen Silverberg, ’96, Nominated to be Assistant Secretary of State (International Organization Affairs) in the Bush Administration

AUSTIN, Texas — Kristen Silverberg, a 1996 graduate of The University of Texas School of Law, has been nominated by President Bush to be Assistant Secretary of State (International Organization Affairs).

Silverberg currently serves as Deputy Assistant to the President and Advisor to the Chief of Staff in the White House, where she helps coordinate the development of Administration policy. She previously served as Deputy Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy. Until October 2003, she served as Senior Advisor to Ambassador L. Paul Bremer in Baghdad, Iraq. Before her service in Iraq, she served as Special Assistant to the President in the Office of the Chief of Staff.

Before joining the Bush administration, Silverberg was a policy advisor on the 2000 presidential campaign in Austin. She earlier practiced law at Williams & Connolly in Washington, D.C. She also served as a law clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Judge David Sentelle. Silverberg received her bachelor’s degree from Harvard.

Related Link:
"A Path to the White House" by Kristen Silverberg (UTLAW magazine, Summer 2002): http://www.utexas.edu/law/news/2005/Silverberg.pdf