Chief Negotiator, Strategic Arms reduction talks with the Former Soviet Union
Ambassador Richard Burt is the U.S. Chair of Global Zero. He is an accomplished American diplomat with special expertise in the area of nuclear weapons. Ambassador Burt successfully concluded a nuclear arms treaty as the U.S. Chief Negotiator in the Strategic Arms Reduction Talks with the Former Soviet Union in 1991. Previously, he was U.S. Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Germany.
From 1977 to 1980, Ambassador Burt worked in Washington as a national security correspondent for The New York Times. He gained his Bachelors’ Degree in government from Cornell University in 1969, and his Master’s Degree in International Relations from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University in 1971.
Richard Burt serves as Managing Director at McLarty Associates. McLarty Associates counsels corporations and financial institutions in the U.S. and abroad on strategic planning, government issues, market access, mergers and acquisitions and political and economic risk issues.