Clinton Nominates Lipset for Peace Institute Post

Posted: July 20, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

President Clinton announced this week his intent to nominate Seymour Martin Lipset as a member of the United States Institute of Peace. Lipset is a Hazel Professor of Public Policy in the School of Public Policy. He also is a senior scholar at the Progressive Policy Institute and the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars.

The United States Institute of Peace is a bipartisan board established in 1948 by an act of Congress to promote international peace and the resolution of international conflict without violence through education, training, research, and public information. The institute has a staff of 47 and an annual budget of approximately $11 million.

From 1975 to 1990, Lipset served as the Caroline S.G. Muno Professor of Political Science and Sociology at Stanford University. He is a former president of the American Professors for Peace in the Middle East and former cochair of the executive committee of the International Center for Peace in the Middle East. Lipset earned his bachelor’s degree from the City College of New York and his Ph.D. from Columbia University.

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