Charles P. Ries
Ambassador Charles Ries is the vice president, International at the RAND Corporation, where he oversees RAND's four international offices and growing international presence, and a senior fellow whose research has focused on the economics of development. While on a leave of absence from RAND in 2010, Ries was executive vice president of the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund.
Ries' three decades in the U.S. diplomatic service included an assignment as Coordinator for Economic Transition in Iraq at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad (2007–2008), where he was responsible for oversight and coordination of assistance and economic policy initiatives. Before that, he was U.S. Ambassador to Greece (2004-2007), and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs (2000–2004). In earlier assignments, Ries was the Minister Counselor for Economic Affairs at the U.S. Embassy in London, and Minister Counselor for Economic Affairs at the U.S. Mission to the European Union. He served as Deputy Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for North American Affairs and was a member of the NAFTA negotiating team.
Ries is the recipient of the State Department's Cordell Hull Award for Senior Economic Officers, the Distinguished Honor Award, Presidential Meritorious Service Award, the Rockwell Schnabel Award for U.S.-EU Relations, and several Superior Honor Awards. For his service in Iraq, he received the Department of the Army's Outstanding Civilian Service Award. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Academy of American Diplomacy.
TAFTA: SMEs Would Benefit Greatly — Jan 28, 2013
Abandoning the Euro Would Devastate Greece — Aug 17, 2012
The Year of the Arab Spring — Dec 20, 2011
Building on Greek-Turkish Detente — May 10, 2010
Green Buildings, Jobs and Summits — Sep 25, 2009
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