The William F. Buckley Program presents a virtual conversation with U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations (2017-2019) Nikki Haley.
Ambassador Nikki R. Haley is the former United States Permanent Representative to the United Nations. She served as a member of the National Security Council and President Donald Trump’s Cabinet, where she broke ground as the first Indian-American woman to hold a cabinet-level position.
At the United Nations, Ambassador Haley championed human rights. She challenged human rights violators across the globe, standing up to oppressive regimes in Iran, Syria, Venezuela, Cuba, and Russia. She also introduced reforms that made the organization more efficient, transparent, and accountable. In the UN Security Council, Ambassador Haley spearheaded negotiations resulting in the strongest set of sanctions ever placed on North Korea for its nuclear weapons program.
Prior to serving in this role, Ambassador Haley served as Governor of South Carolina. Under her leadership, South Carolina was a national leader in economic development. The state’s unemployment rate hit a 15-year low, saw over $20 billion in new capital investment, and her administration announced new jobs in every county.