Careers in Diplomacy Information Session (CANCELLED)Careers in Diplomacy Information Session (CANCELLED)http://www.haverford.edu/calendar/details/228851DC Swarthmore Room2013-04-29T18:30:002013-04-29T19:30:00
April 29,2013 6:30PM–7:30PM
DC Swarthmore Room
Learn about careers in diplomacy, the Foreign Service and other areas of the State Department.
About Robert Smolik:
Robert Smolik’s areas of research interest are in economic development and good governance, specifically anti-corruption. He researched these topics, including corporate social responsibility, as Diplomat in Residence and Visiting Scholar at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor..
He served as senior area advisor at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations during the 62d General Assembly. During the 63d General Assembly in 2008 he worked extensively on the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration on Human Rights.
He lectures in Africa on the themes surrounding good governance, including intellectual property rights and countering the financing of terrorism.
He teaches courses on transatlantic trade and finance as well as on NATO and OSCE security issues.
As a practicing diplomat, he served most recently as Deputy U.S. Representative to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, in Paris. There he managed a team from nine federal agencies working on OECD issues. These included anti-corruption, travel facilitation, and counter-terrorism, as well as trade, science, investment, health, energy, and education.
Previously he served as Economic Minister-Counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Canada, responsible for day-to-day management and problem-solving of the world’s largest bilateral trading relationship. In the post-9/11 environment he helped solve U.S.-Canada border issues.
As Economic Minister-Counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Rome, he also managed economic, commercial, and financial exchanges with Italy.
In the State Department he has twice served as Deputy Director, for Western European nations and for NATO affairs.
Earlier in his career, he was assigned as Economic Counselor in Santo Domingo, as Consul in Trieste, and as energy officer in Paris.He is a graduate of Harvard, Berkeley, and Cornell. He is fluent in French, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish.
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