Ambassador David Robinson, Assistant Secretary and Coordinator for Reconstruction and Stabilization Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations, U.S. Department of State, will deliver a talk on the future of American leadership as it relates to issues around the world. Ambassador Robinson has worked in conflict zones and unstable environments ranging from Afghanistan to Bosnia to Central America, specializing in refugee and migration issues. His talk will be of great interest to those concerned about these issues, as well as those interested in a career in the foreign service.
Prior to becoming the Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations and Coordinator for Reconstruction and Stabilization, Ambassador Robinson served as the Principal Deputy High Representative in Bosnia and Herzegovina where he was responsible for implementing the Dayton Peace Agreement. Previously, he was the Assistant Chief of Mission at the United States Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan from 2013 to 2014, the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State and the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State in the Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration from 2009 to 2013, and the Special Coordinator for Venezuela in the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs from 2008 to 2009. Ambassador Robinson also served as the United States Ambassador to Guyana from 2006 to 2008, as the Deputy Chief of Mission at the United States Embassy in La Paz, Bolivia from 2003 to 2006, and as the Deputy Chief of Mission in Asuncion, Paraguay from 2000 to 2003. His earlier assignments included posts in El Salvador, the Dominican Republic, and Iceland.
Ambassador Robinson received a B.A. from the University of Notre Dame, an M.S. from the National War College, and a Master of Divinity from Christ the King Seminary.