Antony Blinken is the Herter/Nitze Distinguished Scholar at Johns Hopkins SAIS. He has held senior foreign policy positions in two U.S. administrations over three decades, most recently as Deputy Secretary of State from 2015 to 2017. As Deputy Secretary, Mr. Blinken traveled to forty countries, helping to lead diplomacy in the fight against ISIL, the rebalance to Asia, and the global refugee crisis. Before his tenure at State, Mr. Blinken served in the White House as Assistant to the President and Principal Deputy National Security Advisor to President Obama.  He chaired the inter-agency Deputies Committee, the administration’s principal forum for formulating foreign policy. During the first term of the Obama Administration, he was Deputy Assistant to the President and National Security Advisor to the Vice President. From 2002 to 2008, Mr. Blinken served as Democratic Staff Director for the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Follow Mr. Blinken on Twitter at @ABlinken.

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