Peter R. Rosenblatt

Peter R. Rosenblatt has practiced law in New York and Washington, DC since his graduation from Yale College and Yale Law School and is currently a member of the Washington international law firm of Heller & Rosenblatt. After service as an officer in the US Army he was appointed an Assistant District Attorney of New York County and then worked at a large New York law firm.

In 1966 he became a member of President Lyndon Johnson's White House staff in an office coordinating U.S. non-military and counterinsurgency activities in Vietnam. From 1977 to 1981 he served as President Carter's Ambassador to the Negotiations on the Future Political Status of the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands which established the new successor governments of Palau, the Marshall Islands and the Federated States of Micronesia. He was an officer of the U.S. National Committee for Pacific Economic Cooperation and serves on the Council on Foreign Relations' Board Committee on Washington Programs, the Board of Governors of Haifa (Israel) University and on the Boards of Advisors of The Jewish Institute on National Security Affairs, of which he was a founder, and of the Nixon Institute in Washington, D.C.

Mr. Rosenblatt was an advisor on foreign policy to the Kerry, Lieberman, Gore, Clinton and Muskie presidential campaigns, serves in the capacity in the Obama campaign and served on several official Democratic party foreign policy committees, the Committee on the Present Danger and as President of the Coalition for a Democratic Majority. He has served as a vice president of the American Jewish Committee, as president of its Washington, DC chapter, chairman of AJC's Koppelman Institute on American Jewish Israeli Relations and now chairs AJC's Strategic Policy Group. He was a founding board member of MediSense, Inc. a startup biomedical instrument manufacturer until its 1996 sale to Abbott Laboratories.

He is married to the former Naomi Harris of Haifa, Israel and they have three children, Therese Sonenshine, Daniel and David, and six grandchildren.

To learn more about Ambassador Rosenblatt and his career, visit ( to read his profile from the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library Oral History Collection.

Ambassadorial Post(s)

Negotiations on the Future Political Status of the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands, (1977 - 1981)

Areas of Expertise