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Thursday, November 1, 2012

The Future of U.S. – Pakistan Relations - A conversation with Cameron Munter, outgoing US Ambassador to Pakistan

Cameron Munter served as US Ambassador to Pakistan until this past summer. He will discuss the often tenuous relationship between the US and Pakistan in a conversation with R. Nicholas Burns, Faculty Director of the Future of Diplomacy Project.

Ambassador Munter was sworn in as U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan on October 6, 2010. Prior to his nomination, Ambassador Munter completed his tour of duty at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad. He served there first as Political-Military Minister-Counselor in 2009, then as Deputy Chief of Mission for the first half of 2010.

He served as Ambassador in Belgrade from 2007 to 2009.

In 2006, he led the first Provincial Reconstruction Team in Mosul, Iraq. He was Deputy Chief of Mission in Prague from 2005 to 2007 and in Warsaw from 2002 to 2005.

Before these assignments, in Washington, he was Director for Central Europe at the National Security Council (1999-2001), Executive Assistant to the Counselor of the Department of State (1998-1999), Director of the Northern European Initiative (1998), and Chief of Staff in the NATO Enlargement Ratification Office (1997-1998). He has also served overseas in Bonn (1995-1997), Prague (1992-1995), and Warsaw (1986-1988). His other domestic assignments include: Country Director for Czechoslovakia at the Department of State (1989-1991), and Dean Rusk Fellow at Georgetown University's Institute for the Study of Diplomacy (1991).

Ambassador Munter was born in California in 1954. He attended Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, and the universities in Freiburg and Marburg in Germany. He received a doctoral degree in modern European history in 1983 from the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. He taught European history at the University of California in Los Angeles (1982-1984) and directed European studies at the Twentieth Century Fund in New York (1984-1985) before joining the Foreign Service.

  • Location:
    Weil Town Hall, Belfer Building
  • Date:
    Thursday, November 1, 2012
  • Time:
    1:00 PM

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