Ambassador Keith Smith is a Distinguished CEPA Fellow in Residence.
Ambassador Smith was previously a Senior Associate at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS).
He retired from the U.S. Department of State in 2000, where his career focused primarily on European affairs.
From 1997 to 2000, he was U.S. Ambassador to Lithuania, with additional posts in Europe, including Hungary, Norway and Estonia.
In addition to several other State Department assignments, he most recently served as Director of Policy for Europe and Senior Advisor to the Deputy Secretary of State regarding U.S. assistance programs in Eastern Europe.