John R. Bolton, former U.S. representative to the U.N., to speak at Maxwell
John R. Bolton, former U.S. representative to the U.N., to speak at MaxwellJanuary 22, 2007Jill Leonhardtjlleonha@maxwell.syr.edu
Ambassador John Bolton will discuss “U.N. Reform and U.S. Priorities” during a talk at the Maxwell School on Friday, Feb. 2, at 10:15 a.m. in Maxwell Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public; parking is available in Irving Garage. The talk will also be streamed live via the Internet at http://www.maxwell.syr.edu.
Bolton was appointed by President Bush as U.S. permanent representative to the United Nations in August 2005 and served until his resignation in December 2006. During his tenure at the United Nations, Bolton was a tenacious and outspoken advocate of U.S. efforts to prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons, push Syria out of Lebanon, and bring African peacekeepers into Somalia. Bolton currently is a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI).
Prior to his appointment, Bolton served as undersecretary of state for arms control and international security from 2001-05. Bolton has also served as senior vice president of AEI; assistant secretary for international organization affairs at the U.S. Department of State; assistant attorney general in the U.S. Department of Justice; assistant administrator for program and policy coordination at the U.S. Agency for International Development; and as general counsel to the U.S. Agency for International Development.
Bolton is also an attorney. From 1974-81, he was an associate at the Washington office of Covington & Burling, where he returned as a member of the firm from 1983-85. From 1993-99, he was a partner in the law firm of Lerner, Reed, Bolton & McManus.