Explore Careers in International Relations and the Foreign Service with Ambassador Robert O. Blake, Jr. of McLarty Associates
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
2:30-3:30 SL 115
Sponsored by the CDC
Ambassador Blake served for 31 years in the State Department in a wide range of leadership positions. In 2009, he was nominated by President Obama to be Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia, serving from 2009-2013. Most recently, from 2013-2016, he was the US Ambassador to Indonesia, where he focused on building stronger business and educational ties between the US and Indonesia, while also developing cooperation to help Indonesia reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Ambassador Blake has held a wide variety of key State Department positions, including roles in Tunisia, Algeria, Egypt, and Nigeria. He is currently Chairman of the Board of the US-Indonesia Society, and a member of the board of the Asia Foundation and the Bhutan Foundation. Ambassador Blake holds a BA from Harvard College, and an MA from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.