Distinguished Visiting Professor at the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University
Amb. (ret.) Richard D. Kauzlarich is Distinguished Visiting Professor at the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University. Since 2014, Ambassador Kauzlarich has been Codirector of the Center for Energy Science and Policy (CESP). He served as Deputy Director, Terrorism, Transnational Crime and Corruption Center (TraCCC) at George Mason from 2011-2013.
Amb. Richard Kauzlarich teaches courses on the geopolitics of energy security and policy communication for executive leadership at the Schar School of Policy and Government.
Amb. Kauzlarich was National Intelligence Officer for Europe on the National Intelligence Council, Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) from September 2003 to April 2011. Before that position, he was Director of the Special Initiative on the Muslim World at the United States Institute of Peace. Ambassador Kauzlarich joined the Institute in spring 2002 after a 32-year career in the Foreign Service. He served as United States Ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1997-99 and to Azerbaijan in 1994-97.
He was Senior Deputy to the Secretary of State’s and the President’s Special Representative to the Newly Independent States in 1993-94. He was Deputy Assistant Secretary of State in the Bureau of European Affairs in 1991-93, responsible for relations with the former Soviet Union and economic ties with the European Union.
He is a member of the National Council of the College of Arts and Sciences, and of the Cyber Operations/IT Advisory Council at Valparaiso University. He is also a member of the Advisory Board of Clean Trade, and the Advisory Council of the Eurasia Foundation. He is also a member of the Advisory Council for the National Center for Sustainable Development. He was chair and served on the Board of Lutheran Social Services of the National Capital Area.
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