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.
|6th Executive Director of UNICEF|
April 30, 2010 – December 31, 2017
|Secretary General||Ban Ki-moon|
|Preceded by||Ann Veneman|
|Succeeded by||Henrietta H. Fore|
|18th United States National Security Advisor|
January 20, 1993 – March 14, 1997
|Preceded by||Brent Scowcroft|
|Succeeded by||Sandy Berger|
|Director of Policy Planning|
January 21, 1977 – January 20, 1981
|Preceded by||Winston Lord|
|Succeeded by||Paul Wolfowitz|
William Anthony Kirsopp Lake
April 2, 1939
New York City, New York, U.S.
|Education||Harvard 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.
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.
Lake converted from Christianity to Judaism.
Media related to Anthony Lake at Wikimedia Commons
- An article about Lake's conversion to Judaism, and how he went from being Bill Clinton's National Security Advisor to a supporter of Barack Obama.
- Lake's Georgetown Homepage
- Source Watch entry for Anthony Lake Archived 2007-09-29 at the Wayback Machine
- National Security Archive on Nixon's consideration of use of nuclear weapons in Viet Nam and Anthony Lake's role
- A blog post on the "Rubin Lake Incident" in Guam
- UN Biography Anthony Lake
- Lake Appearances on C-SPAN