Great Decisions The State of the State Department and Diplomacy

THU, MAR 7, 2019

Ambassador Nicholas Burns and Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield come together at the Boston Public Library to answer the public's questions about diplomacy and international affairs. In the Trump Presidency, many State Department positions have gone unfilled and many meetings with foreign leaders are undertaken with little preplanning.

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+ BIO: R. Nicholas Burns

Nicholas Burns is the Roy and Barbara Goodman Family Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Relations at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. He is founder and Faculty Director of the Future of Diplomacy Project and Faculty Chair for the Programs on the Middle East and on India and South Asia. He serves on the Board of Directors of the School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and is a Faculty Associate at Harvard’s Weatherhead Center for International Affairs.

+ BIO: Linda Thomas-Greenfield

Linda Thomas-Greenfield is a Senior Counselor at Albright Stonebridge Group, where she draws on her long and distinguished career as a U.S. diplomat to help the clients of ASG’s Africa practice. She joined ASG after serving as U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs (2013 – 2017).