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Anthony Lake
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6th Executive Director of UNICEF
Assumed office
April 30, 2010
Secretary General Ban Ki-moon
António Guterres
Preceded by Ann Veneman
18th United States National Security Advisor
In office
January 20, 1993 – March 14, 1997
President Bill Clinton
Deputy Sandy Berger
Preceded by Brent Scowcroft
Succeeded by Sandy Berger
Director of Policy Planning
In office
January 21, 1977 – January 20, 1981
President Jimmy Carter
Preceded by Winston Lord
Succeeded by Paul Wolfowitz
Personal details
Born
William Anthony Kirsopp Lake

April 2, 1939 (1939-04-02) (age 82)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Julie Katzman
Education Harvard University (BA)
Trinity College, Cambridge
Princeton University (MA, PhD)

William Anthony Kirsopp "Tony" Lake (born April 2, 1939) is an American politician, author, academic, and former American diplomat, Foreign Service Officer, and political advisor.

Lake is the Executive Director of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). He has been a foreign policy advisor to many Democratic U.S. presidents and presidential candidates. He served as National Security Advisor under U.S. President Bill Clinton from 1993 to 1997. Lake is known as being one of the individuals who developed the policy that led to the resolution of the Bosnian War.

He also held the chair of Distinguished Professor in the Practice of Diplomacy at the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, in Washington, D.C.

Lake converted from Christianity to Judaism.

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