The National Security Roundtable
cordially invites its MEMBERS to a Cocktail Reception, Briefing & Discussion with
Ambassador John R. Bolton
Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations
Senior Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute
"What The Current Admin Means For The Next Two Years"
Thursday, January 29, 2015
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
57 East 55th St.
New York, NY
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
A distinguished diplomat and lawyer, Ambassador John R. Bolton spent many years in public service. As a veteran of three administrations and a nominee for the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize, Ambassador Bolton served as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations from August 1, 2005 to December 9, 2006.
Prior to that, Ambassador Bolton served as Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security from June 2001 to May 2005; Asst Secretary for International Organization Affairs at the Department of State, 1989-1993; Asst. Attorney General at the Department of Justice, 1985-1989; Asst. Administrator for Program and Policy Coordination at the U.S. Agency for International Development, 1982-1983; and General Counsel at the U.S. Agency for International Development, 1981-1982.
Before entering public service, Ambassador Bolton was a partner at the law firm of Covington & Burling in Washington DC. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa, summa cum laude from Yale College (1970), and received his J.D. from Yale Law School (1974), where he was editor of the Yale Law Journal.
Ambassador Bolton currently serves as a Senior Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and counsel to the law firm of Kirkland & Ellis. His widely-acclaimed bestseller, Surrender Is Not an Option: Defending America at the United Nations and Abroad (Simon & Schuster, 2007), took readers behind the scenes at the U.N. and the U.S. State Department, and revealed why his efforts to defend American interests and reform the U.N. resulted in controversy. Ambassador Bolton is a frequent contributor to major publications - here and abroad - such as The Wall Street Journal, Britain's Daily Telegraph, The Financial Times, The Washington Post, The New York Post, The Jerusalem Post, and others. He is a FOX News Contributor, appearing regularly on FOX News, as well as on other national and international television networks, e.g., CNN, BBC and numerous others.
"Let me be very clear: The policy of strategic patience has ended. ... All options are on the table. If they elevate the threat of their weapons program to a level we believe requires action, that option is on the table."
~ Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, at a news conference in Seoul on Friday with his South Korean counterpart, Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se (more here).