Robert Keith

International Program Specialist

Robert Keith is an International Program Specialist with the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Commercial Law Development Program (CLDP).  Mr. Keith focuses primarily on programs in Afghanistan, Sri Lanka and Pakistan.

Prior to joining CLDP, Mr. Keith was a Persian Linguist and Researcher for a multi-billion dollar organization and served as the English-language representative on the Persian Team.  Before working as a linguist, he was a Boren Fellow in the Persian Language Flagship Program at the University of Maryland where he earned a Master of Professional Studies in Persian Language that included a year studying abroad in Ankara, Turkey.  Prior to his language studies, he worked for six years as an Economist for the Bureau of Labor Statistics in its Producer Price Index Division where he received two Eminent Achievement Awards.  He also worked as a Branch Manager for Chevy Chase Bank and interned on Capitol Hill.  Mr. Keith also has an MA in Applied Economics and a BA in Public Relations from the University of Alabama.

Upcoming Programs

August 7, 2017 - September 29, 2017
September 18, 2017 - September 26, 2017

CLDP in Action

September 14, 2017 - September 19, 2017

CLDP hosted standards experts from the governments of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, and Tajikistan for U.S.-based consultations to assist in developing trade-related harmonized standards in Central Asia and benefit domestic and international businesses alike through increased market access, transparent system, and fair regulations.

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