Philip ("Phil") Gordon is the Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs in the United States Department of State. Prior to his appointment, where he is in charge of the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs, he was Senior Fellow for U.S. Foreign Policy at the Brookings Institution, where he has worked since 2000.
Before he joined Brookings, Dr. Gordon was Director for European Affairs on the National Security Council staff under President Bill Clinton He has held teaching and research posts at the International Institute for Strategic Studies, the School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University; INSEAD, in Fontainebleau, France and Singapore; and the German Society for Foreign Affairs in Bonn.
Dr. Gordon has a Ph.D. and M.A. in European Studies and International Economics from Johns Hopkins University (SAIS) and a B.A. in French and Philosophy from Ohio University. He is proficient in French, German, Italian and speaks some Spanish