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The President today announced his intention to nominate Shirin Raziuddin Tahir-Kheli to be the Alternate Representative of the United States of America for Special Political Affairs at the United Nations, with the rank of Ambassador.
Dr. Tahir-Kheli has served as Director for Near East and South Asia at the National Security Council Staff at the White House, 1986 - 1989. Prior to this, she was Director for Political-Military Affairs at the National Security Council at the White House, 1984 - 1986. Dr. Tahir-Kheli was an adjunct professor for the School for Advanced International Studies at the Johns Hopkins University, 1988 - 1989. In addition, she has served in several capacities at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA: associate professor for political science, 1980 - 1982; assistant professor for political science, 1973 - 1979; and academic adviser in the Office of the Dean, 1972 - 1973.
Dr. Tahir-Kheli graduated from Ohio-Wesleyan University (B.A., 1961) and the University of Pennsylvania (M.A., 1963; Ph.D., 1972). She was born August 24, 1944, in Hyderabad, India. She is married and has two children.