R. Nicholas Burns Edit Profile
Bachelor in European History summa cum laude, Boston College, 1978; Master of Arts in International Economics and American Foreign Policy with distinction, Johns Hopkins School Advanced International Studies, 1980.
Intern United States Embassy Nouakchott, Mauritania, 1980-1981. Progressive officer A.T. International, 1981-1982. Vice consul and staff assistant to ambassador United States Embassy, Cairo, 1983-1985.
Political officer American Consulate General, Jerusalem, 1985-1987. Staff officer department operations center and secretariat United States Department State, 1987-1988, special assistant to the counselor of the department Soviet & Eastern European Affairs, 1989-1990, White House director Soviet affairs, 1990-1993, senior director for Russian, Ukraine & Eurasia affairs & special assistant to the President, 1993-1995, national security council staff, White House, state department spokesman, 1995—1997, United States ambassador to Greece Athens, 1997-2001, United States permanent representative to North Atlantic Treaty Organization Brussels, 2001—2005, under secretary for political affairs Washington, 2005—2008. Professor practice diplomacy & international policy, Belfer Center for Science & International Affairs.
John F. Kennedy School Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, since 2008. Senior counselor The Cohen Group, Washington, since 2009. Visiting scholar Woodrow Wilson Center International Scholars., 2008.
Member of Council Foreign Relations, Phi Betta Kappa.
Married Elizabeth Baylies. Children: Sarah, Elizabeth, Caroline.