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Richard Newton Gardner

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Richard Newton Gardner, a professor of law and international organization at Columbia Law School, is considered an expert on NATO and trade and has served in various capacities as a U.S. ambassador and advisor to president and the United Nations.

A graduate of Harvard, Yale and Oxford universities, Gardner served in the Kennedy Administration as deputy assistant secretary of state for international organization affairs from 1961-65. He served as Special Advisor to the United Nations at the UN Conference on the Human Environment in 1972 and at the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio. He served as US Ambassador to Italy from 1977 to 1981 and as US Ambassador to Spain from 1993 to 1997, and was one of the chief foreign policy advisors of Vice President Al Gore.

Gardner is a member of the Trilateral Commission, the American Philosophical Society and the Council on Foreign Relations.



Contact information

Phone: (212) 854-4635
Fax: (212) 854-7946
Email: rgardn AT law.columbia.edu

Resources and articles


  1. Board, American Academy of Diplomacy, accessed July 30, 2007.

External links

  • http://www.law.columbia.edu/faculty/rgardner.html
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