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Richard Morningstar

United States Ambassador to the European Union, Brussels

Richard L. Morningstar is an adjunct professor of US-European Union relations at the Kennedy School of Government of Harvard University, and senior director of Stonebridge International LLC, an international strategy firm consulting with major corporations. He is the former United States ambassador to the European Union and has served as special adviser to the president and secretary of state for Caspian Basin Energy Diplomacy where he was responsible for coordinating the development of oil and gas resources. In 1995, Ambassador Morningstar became special advisor to the president and secretary of state overseeing all bilateral activities of the sixteen US Government agencies engaged in technical assistance, trade and investment, weapons dismantlement, and other programs in the New Independent States (NIS). From 1993 to 1995, he served as senior vice president for policy and investment development at OPIC, the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, and was responsible for the development of strategies for new investment programs in Russia and the NIS countries, as well as for programs in Eastern Europe, the Gaza Strip and the West Bank, and South Africa. He earned a B.A. from Harvard University, Massachusetts; and an LL.M. from Stanford University, California. Ambassador Morningstar served on the faculty of Salzburg Seminar Session 385, Europe in the Global Community: Economics, Diplomacy, and Security, 2001.