Bruce J. Oreck

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Bruce Oreck
Bruce J Oreck ambassador.jpg
United States Ambassador to Finland
In office
September 10, 2009 – July 2015
President Barack Obama
Preceded by Michael Butler (Acting)
Succeeded by Charles Adams
Personal details
Born (1953-01-03) January 3, 1953 (age 64)
New York City, New York[1]
Alma mater Johns Hopkins University
Louisiana State University, Baton Rogue
New York University

Bruce J. Oreck (born January 3, 1953)[1] was the U.S. Ambassador to Finland until July 2015.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Oreck holds a Bachelor of Arts from The Johns Hopkins University, and a Juris Doctorate from Louisiana State University, as well as a Master of Laws in Taxation from New York University.[2] He became a partner in a New Orleans law firm representing the oil and gas industry. In 1992 he founded his own firm, Oreck, Crighton, Adams & Chase.[3]

Oreck has authored several books on taxation.[2] He was one of the major contributors to Barack Obama presidential campaign, 2008.[3]

Reception[edit]

Idriss J. Aberkane and Eirin B. Haug at E-International Relations cited Oreck as a "vanguard green diplomat" advocating noopolitik and the Blue Economy:

"Here comes green diplomacy, here comes Noopolitik, here comes Oreck's [...] advice of turning a significant piece of the Department of Defense's gargantuan budget into a global investment for peace, prosperity, exemplarity and the Blue Economy rather than for destruction, just as Jimmy Carter had advised."[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Attorney Bruce J Oreck". Lawyer Central. Retrieved 25 July 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c "Oreck, Bruce J.". U.S. Department of State. Retrieved 25 July 2015. 
  3. ^ a b Noel Brinkerhoff (1 December 2009). "Ambassador to Finland: Who is Bruce Oreck?". AllGov. Retrieved 25 July 2015. 
  4. ^ Idriss J. Aberkane; Eirin B. Haug (8 October 2012). "Noopolitik in the Arctic". E-International Relations. Retrieved 25 July 2015. 
Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Michael Butler
Acting
United States Ambassador to Finland
2009–2015
Succeeded by
Charles Adams