James B Warlick

Former United States Ambassador to Bulgaria

Ambassador James Warlick, a career member of the U.S. State Department’s Senior Foreign Service, is currently the U.S. State Department’s Special Envoy for Frozen Conflicts. He was U.S. Ambassador to Bulgaria from 2010-2013. In September 2013, he was named the U.S. Co-Chair of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Minsk Group.

Ambassador Warlick has served as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State in the Bureau of International Organization Affairs (IO) from 2006 to 2009, with responsibility for all aspects of U.S. foreign policy at the United Nations and a number of other multilateral organizations; Director of the Office of European Security and Political Affairs, responsible for political-military and security issues for Europe and the former Soviet Union, including NATO, OSCE, and related arms control and nonproliferation policy issues (2005–2006); Principal Advisor to Ambassador L. Paul Bremer during January 2004 to July 2004 in Baghdad, Iraq; and Director of the United Nations Political Affairs in IO during 2003-2005.

Ambassador Warlick earned a B.A. at Stanford University in 1977, holds a Master of Letters in Politics from Wadham College (1979), Oxford University, and a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy (1980) from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University.