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Retired Ambassador to Speak on Israel, Lebanon, and Palestine

2006. 09. 13.

The Albertson College of Idaho's Political Economy Department is ramping up this year's International Affairs Distinguished Speaker Series with a visit from Ambassador Philip C. Wilcox.

The presentation, entitled "Israel, Lebanon, and Palestine: War or Peace?" will take place on Friday, September 22 at noon in the Merlyn Hendren Board Room in Sterry Hall on the Albertson College of Idaho campus. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Philip C. Wilcox, Jr. is President of the Foundation for Middle East Peace, a foundation devoted to fostering peace between Israelis and Palestinians. Ambassador Wilcox has a long and distinguished career in the U.S. diplomatic corps. He entered the Foreign Service in 1966 and has served at U.S. Embassies in Laos, Indonesia, and Bangladesh. While at the Department of State, Wilcox held several positions in the Bureau for Middle Eastern and South Asian Affairs, where he served variously as Director for Regional Affairs, Director for Israeli and Arab-Israeli Affairs, and as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Middle Eastern Affairs. He also served as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Intelligence and Research and as Ambassador-at-Large and Coordinator for Counter Terrorism. Ambassador Wilcox retired from the U.S. Foreign Service in September 1997.

His visit has been arranged with the generous assistance of the Boise Council on Foreign Relations.