American Univesity of Beirut

 William J. Burns, PhD

Ambassador Burns served in the US Foreign Service for 33 years. He holds the highest rank of “Career Ambassador” and is the second serving career diplomat in history to become deputy secretary of state. He is currently the president of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, one of the oldest international affairs think tanks in the United States. Prior to his current position, Ambassador Burns served as ambassador to Russia from 2005 to 2008, assistant secretary of state for near eastern affairs from 2001 to 2005, and ambassador to Jordan from 1998 to 2001. He received his bachelor’s degree in history from LaSalle University and his master’s and doctoral degrees in international relations from Oxford University.​

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