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Robert C. Heath is the Executive Director of the Foreign Affairs Museum Council, a nonprofit dedicated to raising private money to design and build a museum and a center of American diplomacy to be located in the U.S. Department of State. In 1997, he completed 27 years with the United States Information Agency (USIA) serving in seven countries on four continents. Mr. Heath’s last assignment was as Director of the United States Information Service in Kiev, Ukraine from 1994-1997. During that period, he occasionally served as Deputy Chief of Mission and Chargé of the Embassy.

Previously, Mr. Heath was Spokesman and Public Affairs Advisor for the U.S. Delegation to the Negotiations on Nuclear and Space Arms in Geneva, Switzerland from 1983-1984, and again from 1989 until the signing of the Strategic Arms Reduction Talks (START I) Treaty in Moscow on July 31, 1991. Additionally, he served as Spokesman and Press Attaché at the U.S. Embassy in Bonn, West Germany; Director of the American Cultural Centers in Cape Town, South Africa and Karachi, Pakistan; and Assistant Information Officer in Kinshasa, Zaire. He also served in the Washington headquarters of USIA as Deputy Director of the Office of Policy Guidance; Senior Policy Officer for Arms Control, Security Issues, and European Affairs; Policy Guidance Coordinator; and Regional Projects Coordinator for Africa. Mr. Heath holds a B.A. in Physical Science from the University of California at Riverside, and an M.A. in International Studies from American University in Washington, DC.