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Carter Center Names Dr. John Stremlau to Head Peace Programs

CONTACT: Jon Moor, 404-420-5107

ATLANTA……Dr. John Stremlau has been named associate executive director for peace programs at The Carter Center. He will oversee the Center's work to foster democracy and human rights through programs advancing conflict resolution, democracy, and development in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.

Stremlau has been an accomplished foreign affairs expert in conflict resolution and international relations with such organizations as The Rockefeller Foundation and Carnegie Commission on Preventing Deadly Conflict.

"Dr. Stremlau brings a wealth of experience in foreign relations," said Dr. John Hardman, the Center's executive director. "His knowledge and expertise will greatly benefit the Carter Center's peace programs as we continue to advance peace and democracy throughout the world."

Most recently, he was head of the Department of International Relations and founding director of the Centre for Africa's International Relations at the University of the Witwatersrand. Previously, he served as senior advisor to the Carnegie Commission on Preventing Deadly Conflict in Washington, D.C. (1994-1998), deputy-director for policy planning in the office of the U.S. Secretary of State (1989-1994), strategic planning officer for the World Bank (1988-1989), and an officer of the Rockefeller Foundation (1974-1987), directing its international relations division from 1984-1987.

At the Rockefeller Foundation, his responsibilities included supporting research and training in the fields of international security, arms control, and international economic cooperation. He also administered a special trustee-supported program to fund black leadership development in South Africa.

Dr. Stremlau publishes extensively on foreign affairs and is a frequent media commentator on international network news programs. Since 1998, he has written more than 200 opinion pieces for South African media outlets including Business Day, Star, Sunday Times, and Mail & Guardian.

Dr. Stremlau earned his bachelor's degree from Wesleyan University and both his master's and doctoral degrees from Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.

The Carter Center's neutrality and record of achievement give its peace making programs the foundation to work regionally, nationally, and globally. Recent peace program staff observed Liberia's national elections in October 2005 and the Palestinian elections in January 2006, convened leaders for a development forum in December 2005 to discuss ways to bridge the growing gap between rich and poor countries, and launched a project to map media ownership in the Americas and its impact on elections. Read more about the Center's peace programs.


Founded in 1982 by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, in partnership with Emory University, the not-for-profit Center works to wage peace, fight disease, and build hope in more than 65 nations.

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