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German and English language
Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Politics, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Cambridge, MA
European Commissioner for External Relations and European Neighbourhood Policy, Brussels
Assistant Minister, Head of the Sector for Media, Information and Culture, Federal Ministry for Foreign Affairs of the Federal Republic of Serbia and Montenegro

M.A. Nicholas BURNS

Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Politics, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Cambridge, MA

He earned the Certificat Pratique de Langue Francaise from the University of Paris (Sorbonne). He subsequently earned a B.S. in European History from Boston College, graduated Summa Cum Laude and was elected Phi Beta Kappa. He received an M.A. with distinction from John Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in International Economics and American Foreign Policy. Mr. Burns began his Foreign Service career in Africa and the Middle East. He was an intern at the U.S. Embassy in Nouakchott, Mauritania, Vice Consul and Staff Assistant to the Ambassador in Cairo, Egypt. He was Political Officer at the American Consulate General in Jerusalem. In this position, he coordinated U.S. economic assistance to the Palestinian population in the West Bank and East Jerusalem. He served as Staff Officer in the Department's Operations Center and Secretariat. Mr. Burns, a career Senior Foreign Service Officer, served for five years on the National Security Council staff at the White House. He was Special Assistant to President Clinton and Senior Director for Russia, Ukraine, and Eurasia Affairs. He had lead responsibility in the White House for advising the President, the Vice President and the National Security Advisor on all aspects of U.S. relations with the fifteen countries of the former Soviet Union. Ambassador Burns was Spokesman of the Department of State and Acting Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs for Secretary of State Warren Christopher and Secretary Madeleine Albright. In this position, he gave daily press conferences on U.S. foreign policy issues, accompanied both Secretaries of State on all their foreign trips and coordinated all of the Department s public outreach programs. He was a member of the Department s Transition Team. Ambassador to Greece, he oversaw all U.S. government programs at the U.S. Embassy in Athens, the Consulate General in Thessaloniki, and at other locations in Greece.
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Dr. Benita FERRERO-WALDNER

European Commissioner for External Relations and European Neighbourhood Policy, Brussels

University of Salzburg, study of law (Dr. Iuris) Paul Kiefel, Freilassing/Germany (1971-72), Export Department; Gerns and Gahler, Freilassing/Germany, Director for Export Promotion P. Kaufmann Inc., New York, Sales Director for Europe Gerns and Gahler, Freilassing/Germany, Chief Management Assistant Austrian Embassy, Madrid, Spain Federal Ministry for Foreign Affairs Department of Economic Affairs, Department of Political Affairs, Department of Consular Affairs Austrian Embassy, Dakar, Senegal, First Secretary Federal Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Department for Development Co-operation Austrian Embassy, Paris, Counsellor for Economic Affairs Austrian Embassy, Paris, First Counsellor and Deputy Chief of Mission, Chargé d'Affairs a.i. Federal Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Deputy Chief of Protocol UN Chief of Protocol State Secretary for Foreign Affairs Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs of Austria
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Dr. Aleksandra JOKSIMOVIC

Assistant Minister, Head of the Sector for Media, Information and Culture, Federal Ministry for Foreign Affairs of the Federal Republic of Serbia and Montenegro

 Graduated at the University for Music Art, postgraduate studies at the Faculty of Political Sciences in Belgrade
 International Secretary of Democratic Party
 Member of the Republican Parliament, Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs