Jack Anderson

Diplomat-in-Residence, Office of External Affairs
andersoj [at] eastwestcenter.org
Area of Expertise: 

International organizations; legislative affairs; foreign assistance; Central Asia; Russia

Jack Anderson, an 18-year veteran of the U.S. Foreign Service, has joined the East-West Center as Diplomat-in-Residence. He will be posted at the Center until June 2019.

Mr. Anderson is a career member of the Foreign Service, having most recently served as Senior Advisor to the Department of State’s Bureau of International Organization Affairs in Washington, DC. Previously, he was the Foreign Policy Advisor to U.S. Congressman Tim Walz and Director of the International Narcotics and Law Enforcement section at the U.S. Embassy in Yerevan, Armenia. He has spent the balance of his career in management at U.S. Embassies in Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Poland, and Trinidad and Tobago.

Anderson has a Bachelor of Arts from St. Cloud State University where he majored in International Relations, with minors in Russian, Soviet Studies and Economics. He also holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota, his home state. Currently, he is pursing another Master’s degree in Political Management from George Washington University and researching the potential of collaborative technologies to influence governance. Jack is fluent in Russian, with proficiency in Armenian, Polish and Swedish.