Richard Williamson is a principal in Salisbury Strategies, Inc., an international consulting firm. He is also a Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institute, a Senior Fellow at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, and a Visiting Scholar at the Buffett Center of International and Comparative Studies at Northwestern University. He has served in a variety of governmental positions, including as Assistant to the President for Intergovernmental Affairs on President Reagan’s senior White House staff, Ambassador to the UN offices in Vienna (including the International Atomic Energy Agency), Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs, member of the President’s General Advisory Committee on Arms Control, Ambassador to the UN for Special Political Affairs, and Ambassador to the UN Commission on Human Rights. Most recently he served as President George W. Bush’s Special Envoy to Sudan. A former partner in the law firms of Mayer, Brown & Platt and Winston & Strawn, he is the author of more than 200 articles and eight books, including, most recently, America’s Mission in the World: Principals, Practices, and Predicaments. He graduated cum laude with an AB from Princeton University and earned a JD from the University of Virginia Law School.