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Tom Malinowski Nominated to be Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy Human Rights and Labor

By John Bellinger
Tuesday, July 9, 2013, 7:04 PM

Last night, President Obama nominated Tom Malinowski, the director of Human Rights Watch's Washington office, to be Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy Human Rights and Labor, succeeding Michael Posner, who stepped down earlier this year.

Tom is well-qualified for the position.  Prior to his twelve years at Human Rights Watch, he served on the State Department's Policy Planning Staff and the National Security Council Staff during the Clinton Administration.

Many of us at Lawfare and many Lawfare readers know Tom and have spoken on panels with him on numerous terrorism issues ranging from Guantanamo to drones.  Tom will bring to DRL intellectual heft, a passionate commitment to human rights, and a deep understanding of the Executive branch and Congress.

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