Michael K. Koplovsky

Mike Koplovsky
Visiting Professor of Organizational Sciences and Communication
600 21st Street, NW
Washington, District Of Columbia 20052
[email protected]

Michael Koplovsky is a senior career U.S. diplomat with extensive experience in negotiation, economic policy and development assistance. His recent postings abroad include Director of the U.S. Syrian Transition Assistance Response, Acting Deputy Chief of Mission/Acting Deputy Permanent Representative at the U.S. Mission to the OECD in Paris, France; Economic Minister Counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq; Economic Minister Counselor at the U.S. Mission to the European Union in Brussels, Belgium; and Deputy Chief of Mission/Charge d’Affaires at the U.S. Embassy in Lusaka, Zambia. While in Rabat, Morocco, he helped negotiate a bilateral free trade agreement and a $700 million Millennium Challenge compact.  He has also been posted to Germany and the Caribbean.                                

In addition to serving as Director for Mexican Affairs and Deputy Director for Andean Affairs at the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, his Washington, DC assignments include Director of the Policy and Public Outreach office in the State Department’s Bureau of Oceans, Environment, and Science and South Africa desk officer.

Prior to joining the State Department, Mr. Koplovsky worked in the World Bank’s Strategic Planning Division.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies from the Johns Hopkins University, a Master of International Affairs from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs and a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies from the U.S. Naval War College.

In addition to English, Mr. Koplovsky speaks French, Danish, Dutch, and German. He and his wife Beth, a former non-profit NGO executive, have two teenage children.  He is an avid sailor, a recovering marathoner and enjoys downhill skiing. He maintains ties to his native New England.