Elizabeth Frawley Bagley

Elizabeth Frawley Bagley was Senior Advisor to Secretary of State Madeleine Albright from 1997-2001. Prior to this appointment, she served as the US Ambassador to Portugal from 1994-1997.

An attorney specializing in trade and international law, Ambassador Bagley was Adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown University in Washington until January 1993. Ambassador Bagley served as Diplomatic Liaison for the Clinton-Gore Presidential campaign and as Foreign Policy Advisor to the Drafting Committee for the 1992 Democratic Party Platform. Ambassador Bagley held the position of Congressional Liaison Officer in the Department of State during the Carter Administration and was Special Assistant to Ambassador Sol Linowitz for the Camp David Accords. Ambassador Bagley also served as Congressional Liaison to the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe (CSCE).

She was born on July 13, 1952, in Elmira, New York. She is a 1974 graduate of Regis College in Weston, Massachusetts, where she graduated cum laude with a B.A. degree in French and Spanish. She is a 1987 graduate of the Georgetown University Law School, where she obtained a J.D. degree in international law. She also attended university and law school in France, Spain and Austria, where she studied international trade law and public international law.

Ambassadorial Post(s)

Senior Advisor for Secretary's Initiatives, (2010 - present)
Special Representative for Global Partnerships, (2009 - 2010)
Portugal, (1994 - 1997)

Areas of Expertise