I was to have debated Burns ahead of the NATO summit in Chicago in 2012 before his announced appearance was cancelled.

Rozoff and a representative of Iraq Veterans Against the War will take the anti-NATO position in a debate with former Undersecretary of State R. Nicholas Burns and NATO Deputy Assistant Secretary James Appathurai at the Pritzker Military Library.”

The debate as held.

Biden intends to nominate Nicholas Burns as ambassador to China

U.S. President Joe Biden intends to nominate Nicholas Burns, a Harvard professor and veteran diplomat, to serve as U.S. ambassador to China, the White House said on Friday.


Burns was…U.S. Ambassador to NATO from 2001 to 2005, and before that served as State Department spokesman….He also worked for the National Security Council at the White House under then-presidents George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton, according to the State Department.