SFRC Hearings: Nominations – March


111th Congress
1st Session

March 24, 2009, Tuesday
: 2:30 P.M.
Place: 419 Dirksen Senate Building
Presiding: Senator Boxer


Richard R. Verma
to be Assistant Secretary of State for Legislative Affairs (L)

Partner at the law firm of Steptoe & Johnson LLP. Most recently served as Senior National Security Advisor to the Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a position he held for several years. Read more here.

Melanne Verveer
to be Ambassador at Large for Global Women’s Issues

Ms. Verveer is Co-Founder, Chair and Co-CEO of Vital Voices Global Partnership, an international nonprofit that invests in emerging women leaders. Prior to founding Vital Voices, Verveer served as Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff to the First Lady in the Clinton Administration and was chief assistant to then First Lady Hillary Clinton in her international activities. Read more here.

(Coincidental Sidenote: At the Vital Voices Global Leadership Awards event on March 20, Secretary Clinton was honored with a Global Trailblazer award for empowering women the world over).

Esther Brimmer
to be Assistant Secretary of State of International Organization Affairs

Ms. Brimmer is the Deputy Director and Director of Research at the Center for Transatlantic Relations at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at The Johns Hopkins University. Read more here.

Note that in the past, it usually took the SFRC between a couple of days to a week to post the nominees’ statements during the hearings. The name of each nominee is linked to the corresponding testimony. When statements are available, the link will open the documents in PDF files.

Update: 3/25: Testimonies are now available online.

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