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Ambassador Richard Burt conferred Honorary Doctorate by Shiv Nadar University, Delhi NCR

27 Jul 2021

On its Sixth Convocation Ceremony 2021, Shiv Nadar University, Delhi NCR conferred honorary doctorate upon Ambassador Richard Burt, Diplomat and Chairman of Global Zero USA; and Managing Partner, McLarty Associates.

Ambassador Burt is a world-class diplomat with exceptional experience in international relations and nuclear weapons. From 1985 to 1989, Ambassador Burt served as the United States' Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Germany. He was the Chief Negotiator in the former Soviet Union's Strategic Arms Reduction Talks. He has held several important positions during his tenure in government service, which he left in 1991 for private service. Ambassador Burt serves as Chairman of Global Zero USA, an organization focused on developing a viable plan for eliminating nuclear weapons worldwide. He is serving as Managing partner at McLarty Associates, leading the firm’s work in Europe and Asia.

Ambassador Burt serves on the board of Deutsche Bank’s closed-end fund group and is also a trustee of the UBS family of mutual funds (New York board). Ambassador Burt is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a board member of the Center for the National Interest, and a member of the executive board of the Atlantic Council.

Born in 1947 in Sewell, Chile, Ambassador Burt earned his bachelor’s degree in Government from Cornell University and his master’s degree in International Relations from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. Upon receiving his M.A., he was selected to participate as an advanced Research Fellow at the US Naval War College.

In conferring Ambassador with an Honorary Doctorate, the Shiv Nadar University, Delhi NCR recognizes his outstanding contribution in the field of diplomacy and international business. His proven aptitude for providing critical direction to nations and businesses makes him an inspiration for the entire University community.