Topics: Foreign Policy, State Department, White House
Regions: None specified
Blaney brings over thirty years of experience in international affairs to CIP and has held senior positions in the federal government, policy research, and non-profit organizations. His experience includes the White House, State Department, foreign affairs think tanks, and U.S. diplomatic posts abroad. Currently, he is president and chief executive of the Coalition for American Leadership Abroad (COLEAD), an organization of some 50 non-profit foreign affairs groups supporting U.S. engagement in world affairs. An American diplomat for over 20 years, Blaney was a member of the Policy Planning Staff of Secretaries of State Henry Kissinger and Cyrus Vance. Blaney holds degrees from Allegheny College (B.A.) and Yale University (M.A.) and he conducted graduate work and research at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies and at the London School of Economics and Political Science.