Adam Blackwell

Secretary of Multidimensional Security at the Organization of American States (OAS)

Adam Blackwell is a former career Canadian diplomat. He is currently the Secretary of Multidimensional Security at the Organization of American States (OAS). He held the position of Secretary of External Relations of the OAS, until August 2010, and prior to this, he was the Assistant Secretary of Finance and Administration (Treasurer).

From 2005 to 2006, he was Director General of Strategy and Services in the Bilateral Relations Branch of Foreign Affairs and International Trade.

He was appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Dominican Republic in 2002 until 2005. He also served as Consul General in Mexico, New York and held a variety of assignments in Africa.

He first joined Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada in 1980.

In 2005 he published the book Canada and the Dominican Republic: 50+ years of Diplomatic Relations. He has participated in and led several election observation missions for the OAS.