Arturo Sarukhan, president and founder of Sarukhan + Associates, was named the 2020 Alumni Award recipient at Johns Hopkins SAIS for Distinguished Government Service. This award honors alumni who brought credit to the university by their distinguished public service as elected or appointed officials.
Sarukhan served as a career diplomat in the Mexican Foreign Service for 22 years and received the ranking of Ambassador in 2006. He has held numerous positions in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mexico, including deputy assistant secretary for inter-American affairs, chief of policy planning, and consul general of Mexico in New York City. He is a nonresident senior fellow at The Brookings Institution and Distinguished Visiting Scholar at the USC Annenberg Public Diplomacy School. A digital diplomacy pioneer, he was the first ambassador accredited to Washington to use Twitter in an official capacity. He has also been decorated by the governments of Spain and Sweden, and has received several awards and honorary degrees in recognition of his diplomatic achievements.
Arturo Sarukhan is a Member of the Inter-American Dialogue. He sits on the Dialogue’s Board of Directors.