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 is faculty chair of the Future of Diplomacy Project and the Project on Europe and the Transatlantic Relationship. He previously was a career Foreign Service officer, including undersecretary of state for political affairs, US ambassador to NATO and Greece, and US 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. Burns is executive director of the Aspen Strategy Group and Aspen Security Forum, senior counselor at The Cohen Group, and chair of Our Generation Speaks.