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U.S. Relations With Russia and China

CANCELLED--To be rescheduled at a later date.

WHAT
: The Secretary's Open Forum Presents a Conversation With Under Secretary Nicholas Burns on U.S. Relations With Russia and China  

WHO: R. Nicholas Burns is the Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, the Open Forum speaker Nicholas BurnsState Department's third ranking official and its senior career diplomat. He serves as day-to-day manager of overall regional and bilateral policy issues, and oversees U.S. policy in each region of the world, including East Asia and the Pacific, as well as Europe and Eurasia. Prior to his current assignment, Ambassador Burns was the US Permanent Representative to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization at a time when NATO committed to new missions in Iraq, Afghanistan and the global war against terrorism, and accepted seven new members. He also served as US Ambassador to Greece, Spokesman of the State Department and Acting Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs, and the Senior Director for Russia, Ukraine, and Eurasia Affairs in the National Security Council. Ambassador Burns has been awarded the State Department's Superior Honor Award for outstanding performance three times, the James Clement Dunn Award for Excellence and the Charles E. Cobb Award for Trade Development by an Ambassador. He has been decorated by the governments of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania for his work in securing withdrawal of Russian military forces from the Baltic region in the 1990s and for helping to secure their admittance to NATO.

WHEN: To be rescheduled.

WHERE: Dean Acheson Auditorium, U.S. Department of State, Harry S Truman Building, 2201 C Street NW, Washington, DC


 


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