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Ambassador Peter Galbraith to Speak at Commencement


Ambassador Peter Galbraith to Speak at JSC Commencement

April 8, 2009

On April 8, 2009, JSC President Barbara Murphy announced that Ambassador Peter W. Galbraith has agreed to serve as this year’s Commencement speaker. A life-long resident of Townshend, Vermont, Galbraith is an author and diplomat. From 1993-1998, he served as the first U.S. Ambassador to Croatia, where he mediated the 1995 Erdut Agreement that ended the Croatia War. In addition to his ambassadorship, he has held positions in East Timor and Iraq. As a staff member for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, he uncovered Saddam Hussein’s “al-anfal” campaign against the Iraqi Kurds, documenting chemical weapons attacks on Kurdish villagers.

Peter Galbraith is a principal of the Windham Resources Group LLC, which specializes in international negotiations for corporate and government clients. His most recent book, Unintended Consequences: How War in Iraq Strengthened America’s Enemies, was published in 2008. Just last month, Galbraith was appointed Deputy Special Representative for Afghanistan to the Security General of the United Nations.

The Commencement ceremony will take place on May 16, 2009 at 2 p.m. on the South Lawn of the JSC campus.