Philip S. Goldberg's term ended on August 1, 2019.
Philip S. Goldberg was the Senior State Department Fellow at the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy at Georgetown University; he departed the position to serve as the U.S. Ambassador to Colombia. He has served as U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines and U.S. Ambassador to Bolivia, Chief of Mission in Kosovo, and Assistant Secretary of State for Intelligence and Research. Other overseas assignments include Chile, Colombia, and South Africa. Most recently, he served as Chargé d’Affaires in Cuba. Ambassador Goldberg is a member of the Senior Foreign Service and holds the Department’s highest diplomatic rank of Career Ambassador.
Ambassador Goldberg’s Washington assignments include Coordinator for Implementation of UN sanctions on North Korea; acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Legislative Affairs; Executive Assistant to Deputy Secretary Strobe Talbott, and Bosnia Desk Officer and Special Assistant to Ambassador Richard Holbrooke. He was a member of the American negotiating team at the Dayton Peace Conference on Bosnia.
Ambassador Goldberg has received numerous Presidential, State Department and Intelligence Community awards. He is a graduate of Boston University.