In an interview Richard A. Boucher talks about the US economy and its crisis and also about the “occupy” protest in the country. He also shares his views about how relevant to share knowledge with emerging countries like China, India and Brazil. Richard express his concerns over how climate change is affecting the sustainable development.
Boucher is a Deputy Secretary-General of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). He took up post on 5 November 2009. Prior to joining OECD, he was the Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs, a post he took up on February 21, 2006. The Bureau of South Asian Affairs was expanded to include the nations of Central Asia shortly before his confirmation.
In 2005, Boucher became the longest-serving Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs in the U.S. Department of State’s history. He began his most recent tenure as Spokesman for the State Department in May, 2000 under Secretary Madeleine Albright and continued as Spokesman throughout the tenure of Secretary Colin Powell and for Secretary Condoleezza Rice until June 2005.