Feb. 11, 2019: James M. Kulikowski was appointed as the Coordinator of the Support for East European Democracy (SEED) Program and as the Coordinator for Overall Assistance and Economic Cooperation Strategy for the Independent States of the Former Soviet Union at the U.S. Department of State on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019. He is currently a Senior Adviser at the Office of Foreign Assistance Resources at the State Department. He was previously a Deputy Staff Director at the U.S. House of Representatives Appropriations Committee. Kulikowski also worked at the White House Office of Management and Budget as the Chief of the State Department Branch; and he worked at the Office of Global Health Affairs at the Secretary’s Office at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. He assisted with the creation of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, and he worked at the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), where he was the highest-ranking American and part of the Director General’s senior management team. Kulikowski received his undergraduate, law and public health degrees from Harvard University.