Former NATO ambassador to speak in Aspen on Friday |

Former NATO ambassador to speak in Aspen on Friday

Nicholas Burns, professor at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, will join former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, International Rescue Committee President and CEO David Miliband, and Stephen Hadley, National Security advisor to President George W. Bush from 2005 to 2009, in a conversation at 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5, in Greenwald Pavilion on the Aspen Meadows campus.

The event is part of the Hurst Lecture Series and held in conjunction with The Aspen Institute and the Aspen Strategy Group.

The discussion, titled “Advice to the New Administration: America’s Future National Security Challenges,” is open to the public.

Burns is a former ambassador to NATO. He also 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 faculty director of the Future of Diplomacy Project and faculty chair of the programs on the Middle East and South Asia. He also is a member of Secretary of State John Kerry’s Foreign Affairs Policy Board, director of the Aspen Strategy Group and a Senior Counselor at the Cohen Group.

Tickets are $20 and are on sale at, 970-920-5770, or in person at the Wheeler Opera House. Doors will open at 3:15 p.m., and any unclaimed tickets will be sold at the door.

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