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Ambassador Robert Hunter

Ambassador Robert Hunter is Director of the Center for Transatlantic Security Studies at the Institute for National Strategic Studies at the National Defense University.  He previously served as U.S. Ambassador to NATO under President Clinton and U.S. representative to the Western European Union. He was the principal architect of the "New NATO," led the North Atlantic Council in implementing decisions of the 1994 and 1997 NATO Summits and obtained air-strike decisions that halted the Bosnian war.

Hunter was also a Member of Secretary Cohen's Defense Policy Board. He was Director of West European Affairs and later Director of Middle East Affairs on the National Security Council during the Carter Administration, and was a principal author of the Carter Doctrine for the Persian Gulf. Before that, Hunter was foreign policy advisor to Senator Edward Kennedy and foreign and domestic policy advisor to Vice President Humphrey. He served on the White House staff in the Johnson Administration and in the U.S. Department of the Navy on the Polaris project. Hunter has been a Senior Fellow at the Overseas Development Council, a Research Associate at the International Institute for Strategic Studies, and a Professorial Lecturer at the London School of Economics, Georgetown University, Johns Hopkins (SAIS) and George Washington University, he also served as a Senior Advisor for RAND Corporation.

Hunter received his Ph.D. in international relations and was a Fulbright Scholar at the London School of Economics. He received his B.A. from Wesleyan University.

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