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Former ambassador to discuss Sierra Leone, Feb. 21

Peter Chaveas, former U.S. ambassador to the Republic of Sierra Leone, will speak on "Peace in Sierra Leone: Not Yet Sustainable" at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 21, in 16 Robertson Hall.

Chaveas, who served in Sierra Leone from 2001 to 2004, was a foreign service officer for more than 35 years, spending much of that time in Africa. Last year, he became deputy director of the Africa Center for Strategic Studies at the National Defense University.

The center's mission is to strengthen the development of Africa's civil and military leaders, expand democratic governance and improve communications among leaders in Africa, Europe and the United States through programs in civil-military relations, national security studies and defense economics.

Chaveas was a mid-career fellow from 1979 to 1980 and a member of the senior seminar from 1990 to 1991 in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, which is sponsoring the talk with the Program in African Studies. It is one of a series of Ambassadors Forum lectures.

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