American Diplomacy in a Disordered World with Ambassador William J. Burns
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 5:30 PM in the Union Club
Admission: Non-Members $25; Members $15; Students $5
The 2019-2020 Cleveland Council on World Affairs Foreign Policy Forum series is presented by Hitachi Healthcare Americas.
Please note this Forum is now on March 11, 2020.
With more than three decades of experience as an American diplomat, Ambassador Burns played a significant role in the most important diplomatic events of his time- including the end of the Cold War, post-Cold War relations between the United States and Russia, the changing international landscape post-9/11, and the nuclear talks with Iran. The Ambassador’s experience reminds us of the importance of diplomacy and cooperation, especially in times of international and domestic political change. What can effective American leadership look like in today’s world?
Join us as we host Ambassador William J. Burns for a Foreign Policy Forum. Ambassador Burns is author of ‘The Back Channel: A Memoir of American Diplomacy and the Case for its Renewal’ and president of the Carnegie Endowment for Peace. He retired from the U.S. Foreign Service in 2014 after a thirty-three year diplomatic career. He holds the highest rank in the Foreign Service, career ambassador, and is only the second serving career diplomat in history to become deputy secretary of state.
Copies of Ambassador Burns’ book, The Back Channel: A Memoir of American Diplomacy and the Case for its Renewal, will be available for purchase at the event.
5:30 PM Reception
6:00 PM Program begins
6:45 PM Q&A
7:15 PM Program concludes
For program details and to register please visit: https://www.ccwa.org/events/american-diplomacy-in-a-disordered-world/