R. Nicholas Burns

Executive Director, Aspen Strategy Group at The Aspen Institute, Inc.

R. Nicholas Burns

R. Nicholas Burns

Executive Director, Aspen Strategy Group at The Aspen Institute, Inc.

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Career Highlights

The Aspen Institute, Inc.
United States Department of State

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5996

Number of Boards

20

Birthday

1956 - Buffalo, NY, United States

Age

63

Number of Awards

3

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Distinguished Fellow-Foreign Policy at The Brookings Institution

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Co-Director at Harvard University - Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at the John F. Kennedy School of Government

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Executive Vice Chairman of the Board at The Atlantic Council of the United States

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Distinguished Service Professor, Emeritus at Harvard University - John F. Kennedy School of Government

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Executive Vice Chairman of the Board at The Atlantic Council of the United States

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Counselor at Center for Strategic & International Studies, Inc.

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Lifetime Member of the Board of Directors at Council on Foreign Relations

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Henry A. Kissinger Senior Fellow, US Foreign Policy at Council on Foreign Relations

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Director, Climate Agreements Program at Harvard University

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Professor Emeritus of Elective Politics at Harvard University - John F. Kennedy School of Government

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R. Nicholas Burns
Executive Director, Aspen Strategy Group at The Aspen Institute, Inc.
Education
MA in International Relations
Class of 1980

A division of The Johns Hopkins University, the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) is a global institution that offers students a truly international perspective on today’s critical issues. A presence on three continents sets SAIS apart and is one of our greatest strengths. We not only teach about the world, we are in the world. For seven decades, SAIS students have distinguished themselves by pursuing academic excellence in international relations. The school was established in Washington, D.C., in 1943, opened its campus in Europe, Italy, in 1955 and in 1986 initiated one of the ?rst Western university programs in the People’s Republic of China in Nanjing. A SAIS education combines the academic depth of a graduate school with the practical policy focus of a professional school. SAIS graduates are known for their interdisciplinary breadth and solid foundation in economics—prerequisites for a successful career in international relations. The result: innovative thinkers and problem-solvers with the economic and cultural expertise to confront complex global challenges.

BA in History, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
Class of 1978

Boston College is one of the nation's best and most selective universities, with U.S. News & World Report ranking Boston College 31st among national universities, and Forbes ranking it 26th in its 2012 America's Best Colleges listing. Boston College confers more than 4,000 degrees annually in more than 50 fields of study through eight schools and colleges. Faculty members are committed to both teaching and research having earned nearly $60 million in research grants in the last year alone. The University has made a major commitment to academic excellence. As part of its Strategic Plan, Boston College is in the process of adding 100 new faculty positions, expanding faculty and graduate research, increasing student financial aid to more than $128 million annually, and widening opportunities in key undergraduate programs, such as international study, internships and student formation. Boston College has experienced tremendous growth in recent years, including a 75 percent increase in undergraduate applications over the past decade, to more than 34,000 for the 2,250 seats in its freshman class. During the same period, an increase in voluntary giving from alumni has helped to move the University's endowment to approximately $1.9 billion. Boston College students have also earned more than 200 prestigious academic scholarships over the past decade, including 2 Rhodes Scholarships, 4 Marshalls, 9 Goldwaters and 162 Fulbright grants.

Certificat Pratique de Langue Francaise
Class of 1977

Paris-Sorbonne University (also known as Paris IV; French: Université Paris-Sorbonne, Paris IV), was a public research university in Paris, France, from 1971 to 2017. Paris IV was one of the inheritors of the Faculty of Humanities of the University of Paris[1] (also known as the Sorbonne), which ceased to exist following student protests in May 1968. As such, it is a successor of the Sorbonne, whose original focus was humanities.[2] It is a member of the Sorbonne University Group and will merge into the Sorbonne University.[3][4] The university enrolls about 24,000 students in 20 departments specializing in arts, humanities and languages, divided in 12 campuses in Paris. Seven of the campuses are situated in the historic Latin Quarter, including the historic Sorbonne university building, and three in the Marais, Malesherbes and Clignancourt respectively. Paris-Sorbonne also houses France's prestigious communication and journalism school, CELSA, located in the Parisian suburb of Neuilly-sur-Seine, maintains about 400 international agreements.

Attendee

Wellesley High School is a public high school in the affluent town of Wellesley, Massachusetts, educating grades 9 through 12. It has over 1400 students and is one of the most academically challenging public high schools in Massachusetts.

Memberships
Member
Current

Council on Foreign Relations, Inc. provides and disseminates ideas on foreign policies to individuals, corporate members, journalists and policy makers. It operates a forum for government officials, students and other interested parties to study and discuss world issues and impact on American foreign policies. The company publishes Foreign Affairs, a magazine that comes out six times a year, along with books and studies by its own scholars. Council on Foreign Relations was founded in 1921 and is headquartered in New York City, NY.

Member
Current

The Commission was originally created in 1973 to bring together experienced leaders within the private sector to discuss issues of global concern at a time when communication and cooperation between Europe, North America, and Asia were lacking. The Commission has grown since its early days to include members from more countries in these regions, and it continues to find that study and dialogue about the pressing problems facing our planet remain as important today as in 1973. Problems and threats have changed, but their importance has only increased due to the more interconnected and interdependent world in which we now live.

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Career History
Executive Director, Aspen Strategy Group
Current

The Aspen Institute is an educational and policy studies organization based in Washington, DC. Its mission is to foster leadership based on enduring values and to provide a nonpartisan venue for dealing with critical issues. The Institute has campuses in Aspen, Colorado, and on the Wye River on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. It also maintains offices in New York City and has an international network of partners.

Faculty Director, Future of Diplomacy Project
Current

The Women and Public Policy Program of Harvard Kennedy School closes gender gaps in economic opportunity, political participation, health and education by creating knowledge, training leaders and informing public policy and organizational practices. Our research provides evidence-based insights on the role of gender in shaping economic, political and social opportunities available to individuals. We identify successful interventions and measure their impact on women, men, and society, then share recommendations on what policies, organizational practices and leadership techniques help close involuntary gaps.

Senior Counselor
Current

The Cohen Group LLC engages in the provision of global business consulting and advisory services. It offers business and political intelligence, communication, and transactional services. The company was founded by William S. Cohen in 2001 and is headquartered in Washington, DC.

Boards & Committees
Director
Prior - 2011

Vangent, Inc. provided information technology management and business process outsourcing services to government, commercial, education and healthcare organizations. The company was founded in 1953 and was headquartered in Arlington, VA.

Member, Committee on Conscience
Current

A living memorial to the Holocaust, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum inspires citizens and leaders worldwide to confront hatred, prevent genocide, and promote human dignity. Federal support guarantees the Museum's permanent place on the National Mall, and its far-reaching educational programs and global impact are made possible by generous donors.

Member, Board of Directors
Current

The Richard Lounsbery Foundation aims to enhance national strengths in science and technology through support of programs in the following areas: science and technology components of key US policy issues; elementary and secondary science and math education; historical studies and contemporary assessments of key trends in the physical and biomedical sciences; and start-up assistance for establishing the infrastructure of research projects. Among international initiatives, the Foundation has a long-standing priority in Franco-American scientific cooperation. The Foundation generally provides seed money or partial support, rarely renews grants for continuing activities, does not normally fund endowments or laboratory research, and aims to achieve high impact by funding novel projects and forward-looking leaders.

Member, Board of Trustees
Current

The Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress is a unique nonpartisan, nonprofit policy and education organization that applies strategic thinking and the leadership lessons of history to critical national challenges and opportunities. Founded in 1965, the Center is the only organization that systematically examines past successes and failures of the Presidency and relates its findings to present challenges and opportunities. Today, both the Executive and Legislative Branches are highly compartmentalized, which is the enemy of strategic thinking, action, and the best use of resources. In addition, the nation is polarized, even though public opinion polls show a desire to break down barriers and face our nation's real public policy issues. Lessons learned from past American experiences offer insights on how to deal with these challenges.

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$1 - $10K
2015

Council on Foreign Relations, Inc. provides and disseminates ideas on foreign policies to individuals, corporate members, journalists and policy makers. It operates a forum for government officials, students and other interested parties to study and discuss world issues and impact on American foreign policies. The company publishes Foreign Affairs, a magazine that comes out six times a year, along with books and studies by its own scholars. Council on Foreign Relations was founded in 1921 and is headquartered in New York City, NY.

$1 - $999
2014

Council on Foreign Relations, Inc. provides and disseminates ideas on foreign policies to individuals, corporate members, journalists and policy makers. It operates a forum for government officials, students and other interested parties to study and discuss world issues and impact on American foreign policies. The company publishes Foreign Affairs, a magazine that comes out six times a year, along with books and studies by its own scholars. Council on Foreign Relations was founded in 1921 and is headquartered in New York City, NY.

$1,000 - $4,999
2014

The Atlantic Council is a nonpartisan think tank that promotes constructive leadership and engagement in international affairs based on the central role of the Atlantic Community in meeting global challenges. Founded in 1961, the Council provides an essential forum for navigating the dramatic shifts in economic and political influence that are shaping the twenty-first century by educating and galvanizing its uniquely influential network of international political, business, and intellectual leaders. The Council’s ten regional centers and functional programs shape today’s policy choices and foster transatlantic strategies to advance international security and global economic prosperity. It is headquartered in Washington, D.C.

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Awards & Honors
2002
Johns Hopkins University Alumni Association - Woodrow Wilson Award for Distinguished Government Service
United States Department of State - Secretary's Distinguished Service Award
Boston College - Alumni Achievement Award
Events
Speaker
Aspen, CO, United States
2012 Aspen Ideas Festival

The 2012 Aspen Ideas Festival engaged its participants in a variety of programs, tutorials, seminars and discussion events that together are guaranteed to charge the atmosphere with vibrant intellectual exchange.

Speaker
Aspen, CO, United States
2011 Aspen Ideas Festival

Entering its seventh year, the Aspen Ideas Festival gathered some of the most interesting thinkers and leaders from around the US and abroad to discuss their work, the issues that inspire them, and their ideas. Presented by the Aspen Institute and The Atlantic, the Festival is unique in its dedication to dialogue and exchange, and in its commitment to bringing ideas to the public at large. FORA.tv is pleased to present Festival programs taking place at the Aspen Institute's Paepcke Auditorium.

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