Philip C. French
Philip C. French retired as a senior career diplomat after 30 years in the U.S. Foreign Service, serving in Latin America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East, in addition to two tours in the State Department's Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs in Washington, D.C. Following a tour in Madrid as Consul General, Mr. French was assigned in 2001 to San Salvador as Deputy Chief of Mission and later served there as acting Chief of Mission. He was posted to Caracas as Deputy Chief of Mission in 2007 before his final assignment as Team Leader for the Embedded Provincial Reconstruction Team in Fallujah, Iraq in 2008. A graduate of the University of California, Riverside, Mr. French spent the 1996-97 academic year as Diplomat in Residence at the Yale Center for International and Area Studies. He can be reached at email@example.com.
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Elizabeth O. Colton
Dr. Elizabeth (Liz) Overton Colton's career bridges the fields of diplomacy, journalism, scholarship, politics, and education. She has worked in more than 100 countries on six continents. Her most recent diplomatic assignment was as a foreign service officer at the U.S. Embassy in Cairo, Egypt. Before joining the Foreign Service, she was an Emmy-winning journalist for ABC News and other media, including NPR, NBC News, and Newsweek, working in the Middle East, Europe, Africa, Asia, and covering foreign policy in Washington, D.C. She has been a Fulbright Scholar, a university professor, a UN development planner, a Peace Corps Volunteer. She holds a Ph.D. in Social Anthropology from the London School of Economics & Political Science. Her consulting firm, EO Colton & Associates, promotes global collaboration in diplomacy, politics, education and news media. Dr. Colton speaks worldwide on Diplomacy & the Media. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.