Ambassador Nicholas Burns will provide his unique perspective on U.S. foreign policy,  globalization, and U.S. competitiveness during the National Chicken Council’s upcoming Annual Conference.  The conference is  scheduled October 2-3 in Washington D.C. at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel.

Ambassador Burns served three presidents–George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and George W. Bush–over the course of his 27-year career in the U.S. State Department.  He played a leadership role in U.S. foreign policy toward the Middle East, Europe, and South Asia and held key positions including Ambassador to NATO, Ambassador to Greece, and State Department Spokeman.  He worked for the National Security Council at the White House where he was senior director for Russia, Ukraine, and Eurasia.

Ambassador Burns is currently professor of the practice of diplomacy and international politics at Harvards’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. He serves on a number of boards, consults for financial institutions, and writes a biweekly column on foreign affairs for the Boston Globe.  He frequently comments on global issues on Fox and BBC, among other media outlets.

To hear this informative and interesting conversation, plan to attend NCC’s Annual Conference.  If you have not yet registered online, visit the conference website at  Click on “Register Now,” located on the right-hand side of the home page.  You will be asked to log in with your user name and passcode.  Your user name is your business email address on file with NCC.  If you do not remember your passcode, you can recover it via the log-in page.  If you need assistance, contact Maggie Ernst via email at

Please note that the NCC’s block of discounted hotel rooms at the Mandarin is 99-percent full as of today.  If you have not yet registered for the conference but plan to attend, NCC can advise you on suggestions for alternative hotels if you cannot make a reservation at the Mandarin.