Richard L. Morningstar

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The Honorable Richard L. Morningstar "received a B.A., magna cum laude, from Harvard, and a J.D. from Stanford Law School in 1970.

"Ambassador Morningstar served as U.S. Ambassador to the European Union, appointed under President Bill Clinton in April 1999. His diplomatic career has included service as Special Advisor to the President and the Secretary of State for Caspian Basin Energy Diplomacy (1998), and Special Advisor to the President and Secretary of State on Assistance to the New Independent States of the former Soviet Union (1995-98).

"Presently, he is teaching both at the Kennedy School at Harvard and the Stanford Law School. In addition, Ambassador Morningstar is the senior director at Stonebridge International LLC, a global business strategy firm, and is senior council at the law firm of Nixon Peabody. In 2002-03, Ambassador Morningstar was the Herman Phleger Visiting Professor at Stanford Law School, and a Visiting Scholar and Diplomat in Residence at the Stanford Institute for International Studies.

"Ambassador Morningstar has more than 30 years of business, policy and legal experience. He served from 1981 to 1993 as Chairman and CEO of Costar Corporation and from 1970 to 1981, practiced law with the firm of Peabody & Brown (Nixon Peabody) in Boston." [1]

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  1. Advisory Board, Freeman-Spogli Institute , accessed October 21, 2007.