February 14, 2008
John Bolton: "Non-Proliferation and International Cooperation"
John Bolton served as U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. from August 2005 to December 2006. From 2001 to 2005, he was Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security. Ambassador Bolton is now a senior fellow at American Enterprise Institute and the author of Surrender is Not an Option, an account of his time at the U.N. He has held several positions in public service including Assistant Secretary for International Organization Affairs at the Department of State, 1989-1993; Assistant Attorney General, Department of Justice, 1985-1989; Assistant Administrator for Program and Policy Coordination, U.S. Agency for International Development, 1982-1983; and General Counsel, U.S. Agency for International Development, 1981-1982. Ambassador Bolton was an associate at the Washington office of Covington & Burling, and then a member of the firm from 1983-1985, after public service at the U.S. Agency for International Development. Bolton graduated summa cum laude from Yale College (1970), and received his J.D. from Yale Law School (1974), where he was an editor of the Yale Law Journal.
You can watch his speech here.