Anthony Lake

Anthony Lake served as US National Security Advisor from 1993 to 1997 and as the sixth Executive Director of UNICEF from 2010 to 2017. In 2007-2008, he served as a senior foreign policy adviser to the presidential campaign of Barack Obama, a role he also performed during the Clinton presidential campaign of 1991-1992. Lake also served as Director of Policy Planning in President Carter’s administration. Upon leaving the government, he served as the US President’s Special Envoy, first in Ethiopia and Eritrea, and later in Haiti, from 1998 to 2000. Immediately prior to his appointment with UNICEF, Lake served as Distinguished Professor in the Practice of Diplomacy at the Georgetown School of Foreign Service.