Featuring Ambassador Nicholas Burns: The Roy and Barbara Goodman Family Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Relations at Harvard Kennedy School
[THIS EVENT IS CURRENTLY SOLD OUT, BUT SEVERAL SEATS ARE LIKELY TO OPEN UP, SO BE SURE TO JOIN THE WAITLIST TO ENSURE YOU'RE THE FIRST TO GET THEM]
Please join the World Affairs Council of New Hampshire at their Annual Fall Forum on Wednesday, December 18th at Southern New Hampshire University. This year, the Council welcomes Ambassador Nicholas Burns who will speak about the current state of American foreign policy and where it is headed. Ambassador Burns served for 27 years in the U.S. Government as a career Foreign Service Officer, including as Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, U.S. Ambassador to NATO, U.S. Ambassador to Greece, and State Department Spokesperson. He is currently the Goodman Family Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Relations at the Harvard Kennedy School.
When: December 18th, 2019
Reception Begins: 5:00 pm
Event Begins: 6:00 pm
Where: Dining Center, SNHU,
2500 North River Road,
Member Tickets: $25
Non-Member Tickets: $35
Students: Free with Valid ID
Thank you to Our Sponsors
*Note: The path from Lot C includes an incline and is not recommended for those who have trouble walking. Additionally, due to the snowfall yesterday, caution is advised on all paths as they may have varying levels of ice.
About Ambassador Burns
Nicholas Burns is the Roy and Barbara Goodman Family Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Relations at the Harvard Kennedy School. He is the founder and Faculty Chair of the Future of Diplomacy Project and Faculty Chair of the Project on Europe and the Transatlantic Relationship.
Burns is Director of the Aspen Strategy Group, Senior Counselor at the Cohen Group, and serves on the Board of Directors of Entegris, Inc. Burns served in the United States government as a career Foreign Service Officer. He was Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs from 2005 to 2008; the State Department’s third-ranking official. He was U.S. Ambassador to NATO (2001-2005), Ambassador to Greece (1997-2001) and State Department Spokesman (1995-1997). He worked on the National Security Council as Senior Director for Russia, Ukraine and Eurasia Affairs; Special Assistant to President Clinton; and Director for Soviet Affairs for President George H.W. Bush. Burns served in the American Consulate General in Jerusalem where he coordinated U.S. economic assistance to the Palestinian people in the West Bank and before that, at the American embassies in Egypt and Mauritania. He was a member of Secretary of State John Kerry’s Foreign Affairs Policy Board from 2014-2017. He is a graduate of Boston College (B.A. 1978) and the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (M.A. 1980) and earned the Certificat Pratique de Langue Francaise at the University of Paris-Sorbonne (1977).