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November 14, 2006
Religion and the Struggle Against Apartheid in South Africa
In this event cosponsored by the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs and Georgetown University's African Studies Department, former US Ambassador to South Africa Edward Perkins discussed religion and the struggle against apartheid in South Africa. He is the editor of several books on US foreign policy and the Middle East Peace Process and the author of Mr. Ambassador, Warrior For Peace: Memoirs of a Career Foreign Service Officer (University of Oklahoma 2006).
Ambassador Edward Perkins is the William J. Crowe Chair emeritus of the International Programs Center in the School of International and Area Studies at the University of Oklahoma. His diplomatic career began with a variety of posts in Asia and Africa. He was U.S. Ambassador to South Africa from 1986-1989 and subsequently Director General of the U.S. Foreign Service from 1989-1992. He served as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations until 1993 and as U.S. Ambassador to Australia from 1993-1996. He is the editor of several books on U.S. foreign policy and the Middle East Peace Process and the author of Mr. Ambassador: Warrior For Peace. Memoirs of a Career Foreign Service Officer (2006). In 2006 Ambassador Perkins spoke at the "Religion and the Struggle Against Apartheid in South Africa" event co-sponsored by the Berkley Center and the African Studies Program at Georgetown.