Deputy Lead Coordinator for Iran Nuclear Implementation, U.S. Department of State
Jarrett Blanc is the Deputy Lead Coordinator and State Department Coordinator for Iran Nuclear Implementation at the U.S. Department of State. Prior to this position, he was the Principal Deputy Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan (SRAP) and Acting SRAP, where he was responsible for issues ranging from international security assistance to support for mediating the Afghan electoral process to efforts to spark an Afghan-led peace process.
Prior to joining the State Department in 2009, Blanc spent many years working for U.N. and others advising senior decision-makers on conflict termination and political transitions. He managed the first elections in Iraq and other complex infrastructure and governance operations in conflict and post-conflict areas such as Afghanistan, Kosovo, the Palestinian Authority, Lebanon, and Nepal. Blanc has been a Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellow, a Visiting Scholar at the U.S. Institute of Peace, a Senior Policy Analyst at the Open Society Institute, and an adjunct professor at George Washington University. He has published a number of articles and book chapters and has lectured at West Point, Harvard, Princeton, and the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna.
Blanc holds an A.B. from Harvard University and an M.S. in Environmental Science and Policy from Johns Hopkins University.