Richard Burt


Ambassador Burt is the managing director for Europe, Russia and Eurasia at McLarty Associates. McLarty Associates counsels corporations and financial institutions in the United States and abroad on strategic planning government issues, market access, mergers and acquisitions and political and economic risk issues. He also serves as U.S. Chair for Global Zero, an international campaign seeking for long-term elimination of nuclear weapons.

Ambassador Burt served in the Reagan administration as Assistant Secretary of State for European and Canadian Affairs and then as US Ambassador to Germany from 1985 to 1989. Under President George H.W. Bush, he served as US Chief Negotiator in the Strategic Arms Reduction Talks with the former Soviet Union.

Ambassador Burt is a senior adviser to the Center for Strategic and International Studies, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a member of the Aspen Institute’s Middle East Strategy Group, and a member of the executive board of the Atlantic Council. He also serves on a number of prominent corporate boards.