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Richard Holbrooke

Richard Charles Albert Holbrooke (born April 24, 1941) is a New Yorker who has had a varied career as a professional American diplomat, magazine editor, author, Peace Corps director, and investment banker.

During the 1970's, Holbrooke was US advisor in Indonesia. He is reported to have actively supported in Jakarta's brutal invasion of East Timor which was carried out with US military aid. Some critics accuse Holbrooke of being responsible for 200,000 Timorese deaths and subsequent human rights abuses.

Holbrooke came to prominence when he brokered a peace agreement among the warring factions in Bosnia that led to the signing of the Dayton Peace Accords in 1995. He is also the only person to have held the Assistant Secretary of State position for two different regions of the world (Asia and Europe).

He is a member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies, the Citizens Committee for New York City, and the Economic Club of New York. He is a board member of AIG and the National Endowment for Democracy and is Chairman of International Rescue Committee and Refugees International. He is also the Founding Chairman of the American Academy in Berlin, and Vice Chairman of Perseus LLC. He has written numerous articles and two books, and has received more than a dozen honorary degrees.

Ambassador Holbrooke has two sons.

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