FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 26, 2003
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Ambassador Edward L. Peck, former U.S.
chief of mission to Iraq, will be the guest speaker at a Provost's
Forum scheduled for Monday, April 7, at Birmingham-Southern College.
The lecture will be at 4 p.m. in Hill Recital Hall.
Peck's foreign service has included chief
of mission in Iraq and Mauritania, and as embassy officer in Sweden,
Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria, and Egypt. He
also served in the State Department as deputy coordinator, Covert Intelligence
Programs; special assistant to the under secretary for political affairs;
and director of the Office of Egyptian Affairs. He served in the
White House as
deputy director of the Cabinet Task Force on Terrorism. At the Pentagon,
he was liaison officer for the Joint Chiefs of Staff and fellow
at the Institute
for Higher Defense Studies. He was a U.S. Army paratrooper from 1946-49.
He currently is a trainer, lecturer, and consultant
for governments, businesses, and education and civic institutions
in the U.S. and abroad, as well as a commentator
on the Middle East, terrorism, and other foreign affairs issues for American
and foreign television and radio networks. He is president of Foreign Services
His speaking and training have included assignments
for many government agencies including the CIA, FBI, Federal Emergency
Management Agency, J.F. Kennedy Special
Warfare Center, and the Joint Special Operations School.
Peck received his bachelor's degree from the University of California
at Los Angeles and his master's degree from George Washington University.
For more information, call 226-4831.