FORA.tv Speaker - Peter DeShazo
Peter DeShazo was named director of the CSIS Americas Program in September 2004. Previously, he was deputy assistant secretary of state for Western Hemisphere affairs.
During his career in the U.S. Foreign Service, Ambassador DeShazo served as deputy U.S. permanent representative to the Organization of American States. He also directed the Office of Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs of the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs at the State Department, was area director for the Western Hemisphere at the U.S. Information Agency, and served at U.S. embassies and consulates in La Paz, Medellin, Santiago, Panama City, Caracas, and Tel Aviv.
DeShazo received his B.A. from Dartmouth College and Ph.D. in Latin American history from the University of Wisconsin at Madison and did postgraduate study at the Universidad Catolica de Chile. He was a Fulbright scholar, Reynolds scholar, and Ford fellow and is the author of Urban Workers and Labor Unions in Chile, 1902–1927 (Wisconsin, 1983) and policy and academic articles. His op-eds and commentaries appear in leading U.S. and international media.
03.24.08 | 01:18:49 min
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