Ambassador Richard Burt is a U.S. Board Member and Trustee of Atlantic Partnership. Ambassador Richard Burt serves as Managing Director at the international strategic advisory firm, McLarty Associates. Ambassador Burt served in the Reagan administration as Assistant Secretary of State for European and Canadian Affairs and then as U.S. Ambassador to Germany from 1985 to 1989. Under President George H.W. Bush, he served as US Chief Negotiator in the Strategic Arms Reduction Talks with the former Soviet Union.
Upon leaving public service, Ambassador Burt became a partner with McKinsey & Company, where he led McKinsey’s Public Sector Practice and its work in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. He began his wide-ranging experience in global affairs as national security correspondent for The New York Times in Washington.
Ambassador Burt is a senior adviser to the Center for Strategic and International Studies, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a member of the Aspen Institute’s Middle East Strategy Group, and a member of the executive board of the Atlantic Council. He also serves on a number of prominent corporate boards.
Ambassador Burt earned his BA in government from Cornell University and his Master’s Degree in International Relations from the Fletcher School at Tufts University.