THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary (Providence Rhode Island ) ________________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release May 25, 2000
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES TWO MEMBERS TO THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE
UNITED STATES INSTITUTE OF PEACE
President Clinton today announced his intent to nominate Harriet Zimmerman and Marc Leland to serve as members of the Board of Directors for the United States Institute of Peace.
Ms. Harriet Zimmerman, of Palm Beach, Florida, is Vice President of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee and a member of the Board of Advisors of the Democratic Leadership Council. From 1979 to 1985, she served as a member of the Board of Advisors of the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Ms. Zimmerman received an A.B. and an M.A. from Boston University.
Mr. Marc Leland, of Mason Neck, Virginia, is the President of Marc E. Leland and Associates. From 1981 to 1984, he served in the Reagan Administration as the Assistant Secretary of Treasury for International Affairs. In the late 1970's, he was a partner in London at Proskauer, Rose, Goetz & Mendelsohn. Prior to that time, he served as Senior Adviser to the Mutual Balanced Force Reduction Negotiations in Vienna. Mr. Leland received an A.B. from Harvard University, an M.A. from St. John's College in Oxford, and a J.D. from the University of California at Berkeley.
The United States Institute of Peace was established in 1984 by an Act of Congress to promote international peace and the resolution of international conflict without violence through education, training, research, and public information.