Anthony Lake *69 *74’s career has included service at the State Department, a four-year stretch as President Bill Clinton’s national security adviser, and more than a decade of teaching at Georgetown University. In March, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced Lake’s next post: executive director of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).
Lake brings substantial experience to the job. He has served for nine years on the board of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, and he has been chairman of the Marshall Legacy Institute, an organization that alleviates suffering and nurtures stability in war-torn countries by establishing affordable and sustainable programs to remove landmines and assist survivors.
Lake’s appointment has drawn support from the diplomatic community. U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Susan Rice said Lake “will bring extraordinary experience, strategic vision, passion and energy to UNICEF’s essential work,” and UNICEF’s current executive director, Ann Veneman, said that Lake’s “abilities and extensive experience, including on the Board of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, well-equip him to lead the global agenda for children.” Lake’s term begins May 1.
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