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Capturing the Future: American Foreign Policy in the 21st Century

July 9, 2011

Ambassador Nicholas Burns

In a highly distinguished 26 year career Nicolas Burns held many of the most important postings in American diplomacy. From that vantage point he foresees a need for a newly assertive American foreign policy, rooted in traditional values and oriented to a multicultural world. He is also convinced that only a cohesive and prosperous domestic society can provide the confident energy the country will need to secure its international goals.


Nicholas Burns

Roy and Barbara Goodman Family Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Relations, Harvard Kennedy School; former U.S. Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, and former Wilson Center Public Policy Fellow.
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