“Perception is everything,” according to Edward Peck, former U.S. diplomat in Iraq, Tunisia, Morocco and Egypt . “In our country people are unable to understand the importance of trying to get a grasp on the perceptions of those people over there,” said Peck at the Alaska World Affairs Council on October 21. Listen to his talk entitled, “The Arab Spring: Geography, History and Religion Shape a Vital Region” this week on Addressing Alaskans.
- Maps of War
- NPR Morning Edition: Edward Peck Discusses The Possible U.S. Involvement In Iraq Should The U.S. Launch A Pre-Emptive Strike (21 Oct. 2002)
- Huffington Post: Blog entries by Edward Peck
BROADCAST ON KSKA: Thursday, October 27, 2011 at 2:00 p.m., repeats Thursday at 7:00 p.m.
RECORDED: Friday, October 21, 2011 at the Anchorage Museum
SPEAKER: Ambassador Edward Peck, retired career United States diplomat who served thirty-two-years in the U.S. Foreign Service; former Chief of Mission in Baghdad (Iraq 1977 to 1980) with senior posts in Washington and abroad; former Foreign Service Officer in Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia and Egypt; former Ambassador in Mauritania; former deputy director of the White House Task Force on Terrorism in the Reagan Administration; current president of Foreign Services International
EVENT HOST: Alaska World Affairs Council
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