Anthony Lake

American academic and diplomat

William Anthony Kirsopp "Tony" Lake (born April 2, 1939) is an American politician, author, academic, and former American diplomat, Foreign Service Officer, and political advisor.

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6th Executive Director of UNICEF
In office
April 30, 2010 – December 31, 2017
Secretary GeneralBan Ki-moon
António Guterres
Preceded byAnn Veneman
Succeeded byHenrietta H. Fore
18th United States National Security Advisor
In office
January 20, 1993 – March 14, 1997
PresidentBill Clinton
DeputySandy Berger
Preceded byBrent Scowcroft
Succeeded bySandy Berger
Director of Policy Planning
In office
January 21, 1977 – January 20, 1981
PresidentJimmy Carter
Preceded byWinston Lord
Succeeded byPaul Wolfowitz
Personal details
William Anthony Kirsopp Lake

(1939-04-02) April 2, 1939 (age 84)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Julie Katzman
EducationHarvard University (BA)
Trinity College, Cambridge
Princeton University (MA, PhD)

Lake was the executive director of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). He has been a foreign policy advisor to many Democratic U.S. presidents and presidential candidates. He served as National Security Advisor under U.S. President Bill Clinton from 1993 to 1997. Lake is known as being one of the individuals who developed the policy that led to the resolution of the Bosnian War.[1]

He also held the chair of Distinguished Professor in the Practice of Diplomacy at the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, in Washington, D.C.[2]

Lake converted from Christianity to Judaism.[3]


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