Retired United States Diplomat
Spanish – native level; Portuguese – fluent; French –fair
Iolovitch, Marcos En una clara mañana de abril, ( Merrie Blocker, translator) Boston: Academic Studies Press, 2020.
Blocker, Merrie (1991) editor of English text for Scliar, Moacyr, Caminhos da Esperanca/Pathways of Hope, the Jewish Presence in Rio Grande do Sul. Porto Alegre: Riocell.
Blocker, Merrie (1985) Breve Manual del Museologo, Buenos Aires: Colegio de Museologos de la Republica Argentina.
Blocker, Merrie (1979) Managing a Small Museum, Washington, D.C.: Organization of American States
Blocker, Merrie (1975) The History of Chinese Ceramics, Southampton, NY: Parrish Art Museum
“The Role of Intellectuals in a Leftist Military Government”
Madrid, Toledo, Paris, Venice, Florence, Crete:
“The Effect of Spanish Culture on the Work of El Greco”
M.F.A. in Museum Administration, Syracuse University
B.A. in American Studies (Intellectual History), Reed College
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE EXPERIENCE:
Acting Public Affairs Officer, U.S. Embassy, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Acting Cultural/Press Attaché, U.S. Embassy, Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Acting Public Affairs Officer, U.S. Embassy, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
Coordinator for Public Diplomacy Programs for Afghanistan and Pakistan, Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs, Washington, DC
Cultural Coordinator, Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs, Washington D.C.
Alumni Affairs Director, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Washington, D.C.
Public Affairs Counselor, U.S. Embassy, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Public Affairs Counselor, U.S. Interests Section, Havana, Cuba
Geographic Liaison Officer, Information Bureau, Washington, D.C.
Director, Worldwide Cultural Specialists Program, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Washington, D.C.
Public Affairs Officer, U.S. Consulate, Porto Alegre, Brazil
Director, American Cultural Center, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Acting Cultural Affairs Officer, U.S. Embassy, Bucharest, Romania
Organization of American States, Kingston, Jamaica
Director of Education, DeCordova Museum of Art, Lincoln, MA
Smithsonian Museum Education Faculty Member, Boston, and Washington D.C.