Thomas Pickering

Distinguished Fellow – Foreign Policy

Ambassador Thomas Pickering served more than four decades as a U.S. diplomat. He last served as under secretary of state for political affairs, the third highest post in the U.S. State Department. Pickering also served as ambassador to the United Nations, the Russian Federation, India, Israel, and Jordan, and holds the personal rank of career ambassador.

  • Areas of Expertise

    • Russia and the former Soviet states
    • Diplomacy
  • Current Positions

    • Senior Counselor, Albright Stonebridge Group
    • Member, Foreign Affairs Policy Board, U.S. Department of State
  • Past Positions

    • Senior Vice President for International Relations, The Boeing Company (2001-2006)
    • Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs (1997-2000)
    • U.S. Ambassador to the Russian Federation (1993-1996)
    • U.S. Ambassador to India (1992-1993)
    • U.S. Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations (1989-1992)
    • U.S. Ambassador to Israel (1985-1988)
  • Education

    • Bowdoin College - Bachelors Degree in History, Cum Laude
    • Tufts University, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy – Masters Degree
    • University of Melbourne (Australia) – Fulbright Fellowship and Masters Degree
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