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James-Christian Blockwood

Executive Vice President, Partnership for Public Service

Management and Governance

James-Christian Blockwood is currently Executive Vice President at the Partnership for Public Service.  He helps with overall strategy and management of the organization, and directly oversees its programs dedicated to improving the effectiveness and efficiency of the federal government.  

He is passionate about serving others and his country. He is a former career member of the Senior Executive Service in the U.S. Government and has broad experience in leadership and management, strategic planning, national security and foreign affairs. 

He has helped transform and build new capabilities at the departments of Defense, Homeland Security, and Veterans Affairs as well as the Government Accountability Office.  

He is an Adjunct Professor at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Service, Inaugural Presidential Leadership Scholar, Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration, and Term Member at the Council on Foreign Relations.

He received an MBA from Johns Hopkins University, a M.A. in Government from Johns Hopkins University, a M.S. of Strategic Intelligence from the National Defense Intelligence College, and B.A. in International Relations from Tufts University.