served in the State Department from 1993 until 2001, for a year
as Special Advisor to the Secretary of State for the New Independent
States of the Former Soviet Union and then for seven years as Deputy
Secretary of State.
He entered government
service after twenty-one years as a journalist for Time magazine.
His last position there was as Time's Editor-at-Large and foreign
affairs columnist. Prior to that, he was Washington Bureau Chief,
Diplomatic Correspondent, White House Correspondent, and State Department
Correspondent, and Eastern Europe Correspondent, based in Belgrade,
Talbott is the
author of six books on U.S.-Soviet relations and nuclear arms control.
He translated and edited two volumes of Nikita Khrushchev's memoirs,
published in 1970 and 1974. Most recently, he was co-editor, with
Nayan Chanda, of The Age of Terror: America & the World after
September 11, published last month by Basic Books and the Yale Center
for the Study of Globalization. His next work, The Russia Hand:
A Memoir of Personal Diplomacy, will be published by Random House
in May. He has twice won Georgetown University's Edward Weintal
Prize for distinguished reporting on foreign affairs and diplomacy,
and his contributions were also cited in three Overseas Press Club
Awards to Time magazine.
government, Talbott served as a Fellow of the Yale Corporation,
a trustee of the Hotchkiss School, a director of the Carnegie Endowment
for International Peace and the Council on Foreign Relations, and
a member of the Aspen Strategy Group and the Trilateral Commission.
Since leaving government, he has rejoined the Carnegie board and
the Trilateral Commission.
soon to depart, delivers inimitable speech, Yale Daily News,
January 28, 2002