Public Diplomacy Fellow, 2013-2014
Jonathan Henick is a 20-year veteran of the U.S. Foreign Service who served as IPDGC’s Public Diplomacy Fellow for the 2013-2014 academic year.
Prior to this role, he served as the Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary and Director for Press and Public Diplomacy in the Bureau for South and Central Asian Affairs in Washington, DC, where he was responsible for overseeing the public diplomacy and public affairs operations of the Bureau for South and Central Asian Affairs and for providing policy guidance and maangement oversight of over 400 U.S. government employees working at 11 embassies and seven consulates in 13 countries, including Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India.
Henick also served as the Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Timor-Leste, a mission that included four U.S. government agencies and nearly 200 staff. He has also served in Azerbaijan, Turkey, Portugal, and Uzbekistan. He received the 2008 Award for Achievement in Public Diplomacy from the Public Diplomacy Alumni Association and four individual Superior Honor Awards from the State Department.
In his academic career, Henick spent one year as a visiting research fellow and diplomat-in-residence at the East-West Center in Honolulu, Hawaii. Originally from New York, he speaks Russian, Portuguese, Turkish, and Azerbaijani. He holds a Master’s degree in International Affairs from Columbia University.