November 19, 2007
Contact: Caroline Jenkins Hanna
Director of Media Relations
AMHERST, Mass.—Former United Nations Ambassador John R. Bolton will deliver a lecture titled “Dealing with Rogue States After Iraq” at 8 p.m. in the Cole Assembly Room of Amherst College’s Converse Hall on Monday, Dec. 3. Sponsored by the Committee for the American Founding, the talk is free and open to the public.
Bolton currently serves as a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), where his portfolio includes work with foreign policy and international organizations. Prior to arriving at AEI, Bolton served as the United States Permanent Representative to the U.N. from Aug. 1, 2005 to Dec. 9, 2006. From May 2001 to May 2005, he served as Undersecretary of State for Arms Control and International Security.
Before his work with the Bush administration, Bolton spent many years in public service. Previous positions include assistant secretary for international organization affairs at the Department of State, 1989 to 1993; assistant attorney general at the Department of Justice, 1985 to 1989; assistant administrator for program and policy coordination at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), 1982 to 1983; and General Counsel at USAID, 1981 to 1982.
An attorney, Bolton also served as an associate and member of the Washington office of the Covington & Burling law firm from 1983 to 1985 after his public service at USAID. He graduated from Yale College in 1970 and received his law degree from Yale Law School in 1974, where he was editor of the Yale Law Journal.
Created by Hadley P. Arkes, the Edward Ney Professor in American Institutions (Political Science) at Amherst College, the Committee for the American Founding was started with the purpose of preserving at Amherst the teachings of the American Founders and Abraham Lincoln regarding “natural rights.” Among the broad topics for the committee has been the defense of the American regime, in foreign and military policy.