10 things to know about Antony Blinken, future head of American diplomacy

Joe Biden announced Monday, November 23 a round of appointments for his future government, including in the crucial post of Secretary of State Antony Blinken.Long-time adviser to the president-elect, this fervent supporter of multilateralism will be in charge from January 20 to lead American diplomacy.A post where he will have a lot to do after the four years of the Trump presidency.Expert in international relations, francophone, musician… "The Obs" paints his portrait in 10 points.

An uncle ambassador; a giant father of venture capital, then a diplomat; a mother patron of the arts, close to Leonard Bernstein, John Lennon, Mark Rothko, Abel Ferrara or Christo; a famous international lawyer stepfather, counting Catherine Deneuve, Jane Fonda or Elizabeth Taylor among his clients; education in the most chic private school in Manhattan, then the most popular private high school in Paris; studies at Harvard and Columbia, two of the best American universities… “The most incredible thing, says a friend, is that with all this Tony never took a big head."

After his remarriage in 1971 with the great lawyer Samuel Pisar, ex-adviser to Kennedy, his mother moved to Paris.Tony is 9 years old (he was born on April 16, 1962), he will do all his schooling in Paris.from high school to the active bilingual school in the 15th arrondissement, now Ecole Jeannine-Manuel."Shy by nature, handsome boy, he was a kind, calm, loyal guy, remembers a friend.His teachers adored him." "Blinken the American is not simply French-speaking and Francophile, somewhere he is also French.Biden praises democracy, very well.But beware of the return of messianism

3.Harvard

Posted Date: 2020-12-02

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