Ambassador Nick Burns: Expert speaker on the key global challenges
I’m just off the phone with Nick Burns, the former Under-Secretary of State and now Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Politics at Harvard University.
During his 27 year career in the State Department Nick played a key leadership role in US foreign policy towards the Middle East, Europe, and South Asia, and served as US Ambassador to Greece (1997-2001) and NATO (2001-05). He is viewed as one of the US’s most articulate spokespeople on globalisation and US foreign policy.
Nick is currently spending a lot of his time helping audiences understand the foreign policy priorities of Obama second term administration, and look ahead to the challenges likely to shape global politics in the months ahead: tension between China and Japan; Iran’s nuclear ambitions and US-UK engagement in Afghanistan.