Ambassador (Ret.) Richard Kauzlarich is a Distinguished Visiting Professor, George Mason University Schar School of Policy and Government. He teaches courses in the Geopolitics of Energy Security as well as Policy Communications. He served as National Intelligence Officer for Europe on the National Intelligence Council from September 2003 to April 2011. Prior to that position, he was Director of the Special Initiative on the Muslim World at the United States Institute of Peace. Ambassador Kauzlarich joined the Schar School 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, Senior Deputy to the Secretary of State’s and the President’s Special Representative to the Newly Independent States (NIS) in 1993-94, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State in the Bureau of European Affairs in 1991-93, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs in 1984-86, and Deputy Director of the State Department’s Policy Planning Staff in 1986-89. He received his A.A. from Black Hawk College, his B.A. from Valparaiso University, and M.A.s from Indiana University and the University of Michigan.
Podcasts / Webinars
The HDIAC Podcast » Geopolitics of Climate Change: Why India and China Matter for US National Security – Part 1 of 2
In the first installment of a two-part series on the Geopolitics of Climate Change, Ambassador Rich Kauzlarich interviews Dr. Andrew Light, discussing the evolution of climate change diplomacy alongside the emergence of climate vulnerability through the lens of global security. … Read More
HDIAC Webinars » Critical Infrastructure Resilience through Communication, Coordination, and Collaboration
Join HDIAC on Wednesday, February 26, from 1200 to 1300 EST for our next live webinar presentation titled “Critical Infrastructure Resilience through Communication, Coordination, and Collaboration”. This presentation focuses on the role of communication, coordination, and collaboration for critical infrastructure… Read More
The HDIAC Podcast » Geopolitics of Climate Change: Why India and China Matter for US National Security – Part 2 of 2
In the second installment of this two-part series, Ambassador Rich Kauzlarich and Dr. Andrew Light discuss opportunities for global cooperation on energy innovation and climate policy. The conversation includes how the economic and development needs of India and China create… Read More