Honorable JIM KOLBE

Jim Kolbe served in the U.S. House of Representatives for 22 years, having been elected for eleven consecutive terms from 1985 to 2007. Kolbe now serves as a senior transatlantic fellow at the German Marshall Fund (GMF). In his role at GMF, he advises on trade matters, issues of effectiveness of U.S. assistance to foreign countries, on U.S.–EU relationships, and on migration and its relationship to development. From 2008 to 2010, he co-chaired the Transatlantic Taskforce on Development with Gunilla Carlsson, the Swedish minister for international development cooperation. From 2011 to 2012, he co-chaired another task force with the Swedish minister for trade. Kolbe also currently serves on the board of counselors at McLarty Associates and is president of JTKConsulting. Additionally, he is vice chairman of the Board of Directors of the International Republican Institute, and is a member of the boards of directors for Freedom House, the Institute on Science for Global Policy, and the Project on Middle East Democracy.

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