Nicholas Burns

Nicholas Burns

Executive Director, Aspen Strategy Group, Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Politics, Kennedy School of Government

Nicholas Burns is the Goodman Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Relations at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. He is Faculty Chair of the Future of Diplomacy Project and the Project on Europe and the Transatlantic Relationship. He is the Executive Director of the Aspen Strategy Group and Aspen Security Forum. He is also Chairman of the American Ditchley Foundation and Chairman of Our Generation Speaks which brings together young Palestinians and Israelis in common purpose.  He is a Senior Counselor at the Cohen Group. From 2014-2016, Ambassador Burns was a member of Secretary of State John Kerry’s Foreign Affairs Policy Board at the U.S. Department of State. He served in the United States Foreign Service as Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs from 2005 to 2008. Prior to that, he was Ambassador to NATO (2001-2005), Ambassador to Greece (1997-2001), and State Department Spokesman (1995-1997). He worked on the National Security Council staff where he was Senior Director for Russia, Ukraine and Eurasia Affairs and Special Assistant to President Clinton and, before that, Director for Soviet Affairs for President George H.W. Bush.

 

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