Burns Nicholas Aif2020

Nicholas Burns

Goodman Family Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Relations, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School of Government; Executive Director, Aspen Strategy Group and Aspen Security Forum, The Aspen Institute

Nicholas Burns is the Goodman Family Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Relations at Harvard’s Kennedy School, where he is faculty chair of the Future of Diplomacy Project and the Project on Europe and the Transatlantic Relationship. He is also executive director of the Aspen Strategy Group and Aspen Security Forum, senior counselor at The Cohen Group, and board chair of Our Generation Speaks. A career Foreign Service officer, Burns was previously undersecretary of state for political affairs, ambassador to NATO and Greece, and State Department spokesman. He worked on the National Security Council under Presidents Clinton and George H. W. Bush, and served in American consulates or embassies in Jerusalem, Egypt, and Mauritania.

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