UNITED STATES SENATE
SUBJECT: Ambassadorial Nomination: Certificate of
Demonstrated Competence — Foreign Service
Act, Section 304(a)(4)
POST: Republic of Kazakhstan
CANDIDATE: Daniel N. Rosenblum
Daniel N. Rosenblum, a career member of the Senior Executive Service, has served as U.S. Ambassador to Uzbekistan since 2019. Prior to that, he was a Deputy Assistant Secretary in the State Department’s Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs where he managed U.S. policy and diplomatic relations with the five Central Asian states. Previously, Rosenblum was appointed to serve as Coordinator of U.S. Assistance to Europe, Eurasia and Central Asia, where he was responsible for ensuring the strategic and efficient expenditure of foreign aid budgets averaging over $1 billion annually. He also served as the primary U.S. government liaison with other international donors, including the European Union and multilateral development banks. Earlier, Rosenblum held the positions of Deputy Coordinator, Director of the Eurasia Division, and Special Advisor for Economic Programs in the Assistance Coordinator’s office. Rosenblum has devoted much of his twenty-five-year State Department career to South and Central Asia. This extensive and substantive regional experience, coupled with his management experience and demonstrated ability to lead large interagency teams, makes him a well-qualified candidate to be the U.S. Ambassador to Kazakhstan.
Before joining the State Department, Rosenblum spent six years at the Free Trade Union Institute (FTUI) and also worked as a legislative assistant to U.S. Senator Carl Levin, advising him on foreign affairs and trade policy. Rosenblum received his BA in History from Yale University and an MA in Soviet Studies and International Economics from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. He speaks Russian.