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Ambassador Thomas Miller, U.S. Ambassador Bosnia and Herzegovina, 1999-2001, Greece, 2001-2004, and President of the United Nations Association. More about Ambassador Miller. Co-sponsored by Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies , the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, and the International Policy Center.
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