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HKSNEAA Reception: The U.S.' Changing Role in the World

  • Harvard Club of Boston 374 Commonwealth Avenue Boston, MA, 02115 United States (map)

The Harvard Kennedy School New England Alumni Association and the Harvard Club of Boston are pleased to invite you to the HKSNEAA's Annual Dinner with keynote speaker Nicholas Burns, who has served as the Department of State's Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs (2005-2008), U.S. Ambassador to NATO (2001-2005), U.S. Ambassador to Greece (1997-2001) and State Department Spokesman (1995-1997). Burns is currently the Goodman Family Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Relations at the Harvard Kennedy School. 

Professor Burns will discuss the changing nature of American power, expectations of the future global balance of power, changing cooperation and competition among the world's powerful nations, and ideas on how countries can collaborate to address major challenges. These challenges include the avoidance of conflict in the South China Sea, limiting nuclear proliferation, enhancing cooperation on energy and climate issues, addressing war in the Middle East, and building more effective economic cooperation.

Time: 6:30 - 9 PM (program begins at 7 PM)
Location: Harvard Club of Boston, 374 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston
Cost: $85/person, which includes a three course meal (choice of chicken or vegetarian). If you would like a vegetarian meal option (rather than chicken), please email this preference to A cash bar also will be offered.

Please note that ticket sales will close on Saturday, May 26th at noon.