Nick Burns

Nicholas Burns

Roy and Barbara Goodman Family Professor of Diplomacy and International Relations, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School of Government; Director, Aspen Strategy Group, The Aspen Institute

Nicholas Burns is the Goodman Family Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Relations at Harvard Kennedy School of Government, where he leads the Future of Diplomacy Project and programs on the Middle East and South Asia. He is a member of Secretary of State Kerry’s Foreign Affairs Policy Board, director of the Aspen Strategy Group, and a senior counselor at the Cohen Group. Burns served in the US Foreign Service for 27 years, as undersecretary of state for political affairs, ambassador to NATO, ambassador to Greece, and State Department spokesman. He worked on the National Security Council under Presidents Clinton and George H.W. Bush.

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