Transition 2021 Replay: Biden’s CIA Director Nominee on U.S. Diplomacy

President-Elect Joe Biden recently nominated Ambassador William J. Burns to serve as the director of the Central Intelligence Agency. In June of 2019, Ambassador Burns and James M. Lindsay discussed American diplomacy and international cooperation in the age of America first on The President’s Inbox.

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  • James M. Lindsay
    Senior Vice President, Director of Studies, and Maurice R. Greenberg Chair
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  • William J. Burns

Show Notes

President-Elect Joe Biden recently nominated Ambassador William J. Burns to serve as the director of the Central Intelligence Agency. In June of 2019, Ambassador Burns and James M. Lindsay discussed American diplomacy and international cooperation in the age of America first on The President’s Inbox.

 

Ambassador William J. Burns is the president of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, a former deputy secretary of state, and author of the book, The Back Channel: A Memoir of American Diplomacy and the Case for Its Renewal(This is a rebroadcast.)

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