Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Reception and Remarks.
Welcome and Introduction by Ambassador Robert Hormats:
Members, $15 Non-Members, $50
ABOUT AMBASSADOR NICHOLAS BURNS:
Ambassador R. Nicholas Burns is one of the foremost experts in the world on diplomacy and foreign affairs, and is currently an adviser to the Hillary Clinton campaign. Ambassador Burns has served the United States for twenty-seven years, providing expertise for the last 5 administrations, and is currently a member of Secretary of State John Kerry’s Foreign Affairs Policy Board at the U.S. Department of State. He was Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs from 2005 to 2008; the State Department’s third-ranking official when he led negotiations on the U.S.–India Civil Nuclear Agreement; a long-term military assistance agreement with Israel; and was the lead U.S. negotiator on Iran’s nuclear program for President George W. Bush’s administration. He was U.S. Ambassador to NATO (2001–2005), and Ambassador to Greece (1997–2001).
He is now Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government Director of the Future of Diplomacy Project and Faculty Chair for the Programs on the Middle East and on India and South Asia. He has a BA in History from Boston College (1978), an MA in International Relations from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (1980), and earned the Certificat Pratique de Langue Francaise at the University of Paris-Sorbonne (1977).
He serves on the boards of several non-profit organizations, including the Council on Foreign Relations, Special Olympics International, the Diplomacy Center Foundation, and the Atlantic Council.