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Foreign Policy and the 2020 Election

October 26, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The 2020-2021 Foreign Policy Forum series is presented by Hitachi Healthcare Americas.

Monday October 26, 2020 from 6:00-7:00 PM

The world is watching closely as the U.S. presidential election approaches. Analysts have stated that this election is historic and unprecedented for a number of reasons, and we are now in the final stretch of the 2020 presidential campaign. Joe Biden and Donald Trump clash on almost every issue, including the role of the United States in the world. From our changing relationship with China, to the role of the U.S. in counterterrorism, and U.S. leadership worldwide, there are many decisions at stake in this realm. What role will foreign policy play in the 2020 election?

Join CCWA for an exciting Foreign Policy Forum on the election and United States foreign policy with Ambassador Nicholas Burns from the Harvard Kennedy School.  Ambassador Nicholas Burns is the Roy and Barbara Goodman Family Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Relations at the Harvard Kennedy School. He is the founder and Faculty Chair of the Future of Diplomacy Project and Faculty Chair of the Project on Europe and the Transatlantic Relationship. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, is a Faculty Affiliate of the Middle East Initiative, and is a Faculty Associate at Harvard’s Weatherhead Center for International Affairs.

Professor Burns served in the United States government for twenty-seven years.  As a career Foreign Service Officer, he was Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs from 2005 to 2008; the State Department’s third-ranking official when he led negotiations on the U.S.–India Civil Nuclear Agreement; a long-term military assistance agreement with Israel; and was the lead U.S. negotiator on Iran’s nuclear program. He was U.S. Ambassador to NATO (2001-2005), Ambassador to Greece (1997-2001) and State Department Spokesman (1995-1997).

Professor Burns has received fifteen honorary degrees, the Presidential Distinguished Service Award, the Secretary of State’s Distinguished Service Award, the 2017 Ignatian Award from Boston College, 2016 New Englander of the Year from the New England Council, the Woodrow Wilson Award for Public Service from the Johns Hopkins University, the Boston College Alumni Achievement Award, and the Jean Mayer Global Citizenship Award from Tufts University. He has a BA in History from Boston College (1978), an MA in International Relations from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (1980), and earned the Certificat Pratique de Langue Francaise at the University of Paris-Sorbonne (1977).





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October 26, 2020
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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