REPORT FOR THE COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN RELATIONS
UNITED STATES SENATE
SUBJECT: Ambassadorial Nomination: Certificate of Demonstrated Competence — Foreign Service Act, Section 304(a)(4)
POST: Republic of Uzbekistan
CANDIDATE: Daniel N. Rosenblum
Daniel N. Rosenblum, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is currently Deputy Assistant Secretary of State in the Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs, a position he has held since 2014. For more than 25 years, Mr. Rosenblum has managed people and resources, led negotiations, built consensus, and communicated about U.S. government policy towards the countries of Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia and Central Asia. A Russian-speaker, Mr. Rosenblum has put together billion-dollar aid packages to stabilize and rebuild countries in crisis, organized and led interagency teams in support of counter-terrorism goals, and forged strong diplomatic ties with key U.S. partners in Central Asia. His leadership experience and deep knowledge of the region make him an ideal candidate for Ambassador to Uzbekistan.
Previously, Mr. Rosenblum served as Coordinator of U.S. Assistance to Europe and Eurasia (2008-2014), Deputy Coordinator of U.S. Assistance to Europe and Eurasia (2004-2008), Director, FREEDOM Support Act Division (2000-2004) and Special Advisor for Economic Programs (1997-2000) in the Office of the Coordinator of U.S. Assistance to the Newly Independent States (1997-2000). He was also the Senior Program Coordinator at the Free Trade Union Institute, AFL-CIO (1991-1997), and Legislative Assistant for Senator Carl Levin, United States Senate (1985-1989).
Mr. Rosenblum earned a B.A. in History from Yale University, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude; and a M.A. in Soviet Studies and International Economics from the John Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. He is the recipient of eight senior Department of State awards, including a Special Service Award.