Guest Host: Tom Gjelten

William Burns listens during his testimony during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing in 2012 in Washington, D.C.

William Burns listens during his testimony during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing in 2012 in Washington, D.C.

The late American diplomat Richard Holbrooke once said diplomacy was like jazz – “a constant improvisation on a theme.” It’s something Ambassador William J. Burns would know. He spent 33 years in the U.S. Foreign Service, playing the role of negotiator in many of the crises of our time. He was ambassador to Russia and Jordan, and he rose to become Deputy Secretary of State, only the second serving career diplomat elevated to that role. He retired from the Foreign Service recently to run the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Join guest host Tom Gjelten as he speaks with Ambassador William Burns.

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  • Ambassador William J. Burns President of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and former deputy secretary of state.

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