LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 7, 2020) — Ambassador Carey Cavanaugh is available to comment on escalating tensions in the Middle East. He is an expert on foreign policy. 

Cavanaugh came to the University of Kentucky Patterson School of International Diplomacy following a Foreign Service career centered on conflict resolution, political-military affairs and humanitarian issues. In addition to Washington assignments in the state department, Pentagon, and on Capitol Hill, he served in Berlin, Moscow, Tbilisi, Rome and Bern. In 1992, he led the team that established the first US Embassy to the new Republic of Georgia.

Under Presidents Clinton and Bush, Cavanaugh spearheaded or helped advance peace efforts involving Armenia, Azerbaijan, Cyprus, Georgia, Greece, Moldova, Tajikistan and Turkey. His final assignment was foreign policy advisor to Admiral Mike Mullen, later chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Cavanaugh is currently Chairman of International Alert, a major independent peacebuilding NGO.

To reach Carey Cavanaugh, contact Danielle Donham at [email protected] or 859-562-2660.