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Name: Goldberg, Philip
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Philip S. Goldberg presented his credentials to Bolivian President Evo Morales Ayma on October 13, 2006. Goldberg is a native of Boston and a graduate of Boston University. Before joining the Foreign Service, Goldberg worked for several years as a liaison officer between the City of New York and the United Nations and consular community. He  Goldberg has served overseas as a consular and political officer at the U.S. Embassy in Bogotá and political-economic officer in Pretoria. From 1994 to 1996 Goldberg was the Department’s Bosnia Desk Officer and a Special Assistant to Ambassador Richard Holbrooke. In the latter capacity, he was a member of the American negotiating team in the lead-up to the 1995 Dayton Peace Conference and Chief of Staff for the American Delegation at Dayton. Goldberg served as Special Assistant (1996-1998) and then Executive Assistant (1998-2000) to Deputy Secretary of State Strobe Talbott. In 2000, he was a senior member of the State Department team handling the transition from the Clinton administration to the Bush administration. He served from January to June, 2001 as acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Legislative Affairs. He worked as Deputy Chief of Mission at Santiago, Chile, from 2001 to 2004, and then as Chief of Mission in Pristina, Kosovo, from 2004 to 2006. Goldberg speaks fluent Spanish.
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