Nelson Institute Director Quoted in Baltimore Sun

November 7, 2005

HARRISONBURG—Dr. J. Peter Pham, director of the Nelson Institute for International and Public Affairs at James Madison University, was extensively quoted in the Baltimore Sun on Sunday, November 6, 2005.

Dr. Pham was interviewed by Sun reporter Michael Hill for a feature story, “ Liberia’s Long Wait for Freedom,” which ran in the newspaper’s “Ideas” section in anticipation of the second round of voting in the country’s presidential election this Tuesday, November 8.

Dr. Pham is the author of Liberia: Portrait of a Failed State, a study of the roots of conflict in the West African country that has been critically acclaimed in Foreign Affairs, American Foreign Policy Interests, Wilson Quarterly, and other scholarly publications. Having previously served as an international diplomat in Liberia, Dr. Pham recently returned there as a member of the United States delegation observing the first round of the election.

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