Carnegie Mellon University

Ambassador R. Nicholas Burns, "The Future of America's National Security"

Lecture in honor of the launch of the Institute for Politics and Strategy, Dietrich College’s newest academic unit.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015, 4:30-5:45pm, Porter Hall 100

Ambassador R. Nicholas Burns

Roy and Barbara Goodman Family Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Relations, Harvard Kennedy School

Former Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs

Former U.S. Ambassador to NATO and Greece

Ambassador R. Nicholas Burns is one of the country’s most articulate spokespeople on globalization and U.S. foreign policy, earning respect as a nonpartisan expert on public diplomacy and world affairs. Over the course of his illustrious, 27-year career, he played a leadership role in U.S. foreign policy toward the Middle East and Asia and was the nation’s top career diplomat as under secretary of state for political affairs from 2005–2008. He served three presidents: George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and George W. Bush. Burns speaks with candor and passion about his position at the forefront of American foreign relations and policy and offers a big-picture perspective of our country’s position on the world stage.

Sponsored by the Institute for Politics and Strategy, the Dietrich College Dean’s Office, the University Lecture Series, and the Office of Government Relations.