THE WHITE HOUSE

Office of the Press Secretary


For Immediate Release October 6, 1998

STATEMENT BY THE PRESS SECRETARY

National Security Advisor Samuel R. Berger announced today the appointment of Robert Malley as Special Assistant to the President for Arab-Israeli Affairs and Director for Near East and South Asian Affairs.

Mr. Malley joined the National Security Council Staff in August 1994 as Director for Democracy. He helped coordinate U.S. refugee policy, efforts to promote democracy and human rights abroad and U.S. policy toward Cuba. In July 1997, he became Executive Assistant to the National Security Advisor. Prior to joining the NSC, Mr. Malley clerked on the United States Supreme Court for Justice Byron White.

Mr. Malley is a graduate of Yale University, Harvard Law School and Oxford University, England, where he was a Rhodes Scholar. He is the author of The Call from Algeria: Third Worldism, Revolution and the Turn to Islam. Mr. Malley is married to Caroline Brown and has two children, Miles and Blaise.

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