James Jeffrey

Interview with James Jeffrey



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Biographical Note:

James Jeffrey served as coordinator for Iraq and Senior Adviser to the secretary of state from 2005 to 2006. Ambassador Jeffrey has pursued a long career of service, beginning with the U.S. Army (1969-76), on various diplomatic missions in Iraq (2004-05), ambassador to Albania (2002-04), and as a member of the U.S. foreign service in Tunisia, Bulgaria, and Turkey. Since the end of the George W. Bush administration, Jeffrey has continued his work on behalf of the U.S. Department of State, including as Ambassador to Iraq (2010-12) and Turkey (2008-10), and as Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS).


James Jeffrey, interview by Paul Miller and Timothy Sayle, 17 August 2015. "The Surge" Collective Memory Project, Center for Presidential History, Southern Methodist University.