Hon. John R. Bolton

Senior Fellow, American Enterprise Institute
John Bolton

John R. Bolton, a diplomat and a lawyer, has spent many years in public service. From August 2005 to December 2006, he served as the U.S. permanent representative to the United Nations. From 2001 to 2005, he was under secretary of state for arms control and international security. At AEI, Ambassador Bolton's area of research is U.S. foreign and national security policy.

Professional Experience
  • U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, United States Mission to the United Nations, 2005-2006
  • Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security, 2001-2005; Assistant Secretary for International Organization Affairs, 1989-93, Department of State
  • Senior Vice President, AEI, 1997-2001
  • Attorney, Lerner, Reed, Bolton & McManus, 1993-99
  • Assistant Attorney General, Department of Justice, 1985-89
  • Attorney, Covington & Burling, 1983-85, 1974-81
  • Assistant Administrator for Program and Policy Coordination, 1982-83; General Counsel, 1981-82, U.S. Agency for International Development
  • J.D., Yale University Law School
  • B.A., Yale University

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Publications and Multimedia
War Powers and the Executive - Event Audio
2009 Annual Student Symposium
February 28, 2009
Dictating Norms: Who Decides What's Right for the World? - Event Audio
The Inauguration of Global Governance Watch
April 14, 2008
Ambassador John R. Bolton Address on 4-26-07 - Event Audio
U.S. Security, Trade, and Development, Pt. I
April 26, 2007
Panel Proceedings: The Pinochet Case & Head of State Immunity
International & National Security Law Practice Group Newsletter - Volume 3, Issue 1, Spring 1999
July 01, 1999
Is International Law Really Law?
International & National Security Law Practice Group Newsletter - Volume 2, Issue 1, Spring 1998
May 01, 1998