mobile menu
Search Speakers
By Topic
By Type
By Fee Range
$5k $100k+
To Search by Fees
Select Event Location

Antony Blinken

Former Deputy Secretary of State, CNN Global Affairs Analyst, & Co-Founder & Managing Partner, WestExec Advisors
  • As the nation’s #2 Diplomat, Blinken worked to fight against ISIL, to rebalance Asia, and to manage the global refugee crisis
  • Former National Security Advisor to Vice President Joe Biden and current managing director of the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy
  • Provides fair evaluations and full explanations of US foreign policy
Topics & Types
National SecurityMiddle EastGeopoliticsPoliticsCrisis ManagementMediaPolitical Leaders

Antony (Tony) Blinken has held senior foreign policy positions in two administrations over three decades—including most recently Deputy Secretary of State (2015 to 2017), the nation’s number two diplomat. As Deputy Secretary, Blinken helped to lead diplomacy in the fight against ISIL, the rebalance to Asia, and the global refugee crisis. Within the State Department, he built bridges to the innovation community, creating a full-time State Department presence in Silicon Valley and enlisting technologists in solving complex foreign policy problems.

Before his tenure at State, 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 National Security Advisor to Vice President Joe Biden.

Blinken served for six years on Capitol Hill (2002 to 2008) as Democratic Staff Director for the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Before that he was a member of President Clinton’s National Security Council, including as President Clinton’s principal foreign policy speechwriter and then as his senior advisor for Europe. Blinken began his government service at the State Department in 1993. After leaving the Clinton Administration, he held the position of Senior Fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

Prior to joining the Clinton Administration, Blinken practiced law in New York and Paris. He has written about foreign policy for numerous publications including the New York Times, the New York Times Magazine, and Foreign Affairs. He is the author of the book, Ally Versus Ally: America, Europe and the Siberian Pipeline Crisis (Praeger, 1987). He appeared frequently on cable and network television on behalf of the Obama administration and has spoken to audiences around the world about US foreign policy. Blinken attended high school in Paris, France where he received a French Baccalaureat. He is a graduate of Harvard College and Columbia Law School.

Blinken is a managing director of the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and a co-founder and managing partner of WestExec Advisors, a strategic consultancy. He is also a contributing opinion writer for The New York Times where his views appear monthly and a global affairs analyst for CNN.

Continue Reading »

Location/Travels from: DC
$20,001 - $35,000*
US East
$20,001 - $35,000*
US West
$20,001 - $35,000*
Please Inquire
Please Inquire

* This specific fee falls within this range. Ranges are presented as a guideline only. Speaker fees are subject to change without notice.
For an exact quote, please contact your Leading Authorities representative.

Check Availability

Check Fees & Availability

Similar Speakers

Evelyn  Farkas
Foreign Policy & Global Trends Expert and NBC National Security Contributor
Michael Froman
Vice Chairman and President of Strategic Growth, MasterCard; Former United...
Nicholas Burns
Former Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs and Former...
Lisa Monaco
Former United States Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Advisor; CNN...

Need a Speaker for Your Next Event?

Get a custom list of top recommendations today.

or call 1-800-SPEAKER