Ambassador William J. Burns is the President of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. His memoir, The Back Channel: A Memoir of American Diplomacy and the Case for Its Renewal, recounts his 33-year diplomatic career as a Foreign Service Officer, including serving as Deputy Secretary of State, Under Secretary of Political Affairs, Assistant Secretary of Near East Affairs, and U.S. ambassador to Russia and Jordan.  He held the highest rank in the Foreign Service, Career Ambassador, and was only the second serving career diplomat in history to become Deputy Secretary of State.

 

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