(CNN) – This is a glimpse into the life of US Secretary of State Antony Blinken.
Date of birth: April 16, 1962
Place of birth: Yonkers, New York
Full name: Antony John Blinken
Dad: Donald Blinken, banker and US ambassador to Hungary
Mother: Judith (Frehm) Pisar, Special Envoy for Cultural Diplomacy by UNESCO
Wife: Evan ryan
Education: Harvard University, 1984; Columbia Law School, Graduate, 1988
His stepfather, Samuel Pisar, was a famous lawyer and Holocaust survivor.
He attended primary and secondary school in Paris.
He was an editor at The Harvard Crimson. He worked as a reporter in The New Republic and has written on foreign policy for publications such as The New York Times Y Foreign affairs.
Prior to his government career, Blinken practiced law in New York and Paris.
It was global affairs analyst on CNN.
Blinken appears in the famous photo of the «Situation Room» during the assault that killed Osama bin Laden in 2011.
1987 – His thesis, “Ally Against Ally: America, Europe and the Siberian Pipeline Crisis” is published.
1993-1994 – He works as a special assistant to the Under Secretary of State for European and Canadian Affairs at the State Department.
1994-2001 – He serves multiple roles in President Bill Clinton’s administration, including special assistant to the president, senior director for speechwriting, and a member of the National Security Council staff.
2001-2002 – He becomes a senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, a Washington political research institute.
2002-2008 – Serves as director of the Democratic staff of the Committee on Foreign Relations of the United States Senate.
2008 – He works on Senator Joe Biden’s presidential campaign.
2009-2013 – National Security Advisor to Vice President Biden.
January 2013-2015 – Deputy National Security Advisor to President Barack Obama.
January 9, 2015-2017 – Undersecretary of State.
2017 – Co-founder of WestExec Advisors, a consulting firm that provides advice on geopolitical risks.
January 26, 2021 – He is sworn in as the 71st Secretary of State.
April 15, 2021 – Blinken arrives in Kabul, Afghanistan, on an unannounced visit less than 24 hours after the United States and the NATO coalition formally announced the withdrawal of their troops from the country after nearly two decades. During his remarks to Afghan political leaders, Blinken underscored America’s commitment to the people and the country.
May 25, 2021 – During his first official trip to the region, Blinken meets with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and other senior Israeli officials during the Middle East trip that took him to Israel, the West Bank, Egypt and Jordan. Blinken promises that the United States will make “significant contributions” to rebuild Gaza and reopen its consulate in Jerusalem after the recent conflict between Israel and Hamas.