William J. Burns

William J. Burns has served as the U.S. Deputy Secretary of State since July 2011. He is a career diplomat, with the rank of Career Ambassador, and has held a variety of positions, including Under Secretary for Political Affairs and Ambassador to Russia, since joining the Foreign Service in 1982. 


The Potential of Science Diasporas

By William J. Burns - 12/09/2013

Science diaspora communities in the United States already play a critical role in fostering economic growth and solutions to global challenges, and U.S. diplomacy should support diaspora networks to help build a new architecture of cooperation.

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