Sept. 19, 2019
Our Speaker this week is Robert Adelson, Foreign Service Officer, US State Dept. Washington DC. His topic is "Diplomacy: National, International and Local Level."
Robert “Bobby” Adelson is a Foreign Service Officer with the U.S. State Department. He is currently serving as the Deputy Spokesperson for the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs. Prior to this assignment, Bobby was the special assistant to the Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs and served as Digital Content Strategist in the State Department’s digital media office. His overseas assignments include tours as the Spokesperson at the U.S. Embassy in Georgetown, Guyana, Assistant Cultural Affairs Officers at the U.S. Embassy in London, United Kingdom, and Consular Officer at the U.S. Consulate in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.
Prior to joining the State Department in 2009, Bobby was a public school teacher in the Bronx, New York and Teach for America Corps member.  Bobby holds a Master’s in Teaching from Pace University and a Bachelor’s in Education from the Florida State University. He is fluent in Spanish.