Speaker - R. Nicholas Burns

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Nicholas Burns is director of the Aspen Institute’s Aspen Strategy Group. He is also professor of the practice of diplomacy and international politics and faculty chair for programs on the Middle East, India, and South Asia at the Harvard Kennedy School. Burns is a senior counselor at The Cohen Group. Previously, he was undersecretary of state for political affairs, the State Department’s third-ranking official; US ambassador to NATO from 2001 to 2005 and to Greece from 1997 to 2001; and State Department spokesman from 1995 to 1997. He worked on the National Security Council as senior director for Russia, Ukraine, and Eurasia affairs under President Bill Clinton and, before that, director for Soviet affairs for President George H.W. Bush.

6 Programs

Arab Spring 18 Months Later: What's Next for Democracy?

06.28.12 | 01:08:17 min | 0 comments

Chautauqua Lecture: Nicholas Burns

08.03.11 | 01:10:17 min | 0 comments

Assessing the Bush Era Balance Sheet

07.30.08 | 01:15:48 min | 5 comments

Challenges and Opportunities in Foreign Policy

02.11.08 | 00:57:20 min | 0 comments

The United States, India, and the World

02.22.07 | 01:14:38 min | 0 comments

Iran and U.S. National Security

02.14.07 | 01:15:45 min | 0 comments