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Tom Malinowski currently serves as the assistant secretary of state for democracy, human rights, and labor. Previously, he was the Washington director for Human Rights Watch, an independent international human rights organization. From 1998 to 2001, he served as senior director on the National Security Council at the White House, where he oversaw the drafting of President Bill Clinton’s foreign policy speeches and strategic communications efforts around the world. From 1994 to 1998, he was a speechwriter for secretaries of state Warren Christopher and Madeleine Albright, as well as a member of the policy planning staff at the Department of State. In 1993, Malinowski worked as a research assistant for the Ford Foundation and, in 1992, for the Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna, Austria. Malinowski received a B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley, and M.Phil. from Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar.