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Anthony Lake is the sixth executive director of the United Nations Children's Fund, bringing to the position more than 45 years of public service. During his career, Lake has worked with leaders and policy makers across the world. In 2007–2008, he served as a senior foreign policy adviser to the presidential campaign of Barack Obama, a role he also performed during the Clinton presidential campaign of 1991–1992.

He has taught at Amherst and Mount Holyoke Colleges. He is the author of 6 Nightmares (2000), Somoza Falling (1989), The "Tar Baby" Option: American Policy Toward Southern Rhodesia (1976), and co-author of Our Own Worst Enemy: The Unmaking of American Foreign Policy (1984). More recently he served as the U.S. Special Envoy to Ethiopia and Eritrea. He is on the boards of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, Freedom House, and The Marshall Legacy Institute, as well as on the international advisory committee of the International Committee of the Red Cross.

Last Updated: November 1, 2018