Ambassador Edward Peck
During 32 years as a Foreign Service Officer, Ambassador Peck served as an embassy officer in Sweden, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia and Egypt, and was Chief of Mission in Iraq and Mauritania. In Washington, he was Deputy Director of the Cabinet Task Force on Terrorism in the Reagan White House, and Special Assistant to the Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, as well as Deputy Director of Covert Intelligence Programs, at the State Department.
He has been critical of U.S. policies in the Middle East, deeply concerned that they are not making meaningful contributions to either American interests or Israel's long-term security. He believes a more balanced approach would benefit our efforts to assist in reaching the universally desired goal of all inhabitants of the region living in peace and security, since unless they all do, then none can.
He has a BS from UCLA and an MBA from George Washington U., travels extensively, and speaks Swedish, Arabic, French and Spanish. He lives in Chevy Chase, Maryland. He is frequently interviewed by the media.