THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES HOLLY J. BURKHALTER AS A MEMBER OF THE UNITED
STATES INSTITUTE OF PEACE
President Clinton today announced his intent to nominate Holly J. Burkhalter as a member of the United States Institute of Peace.
Ms. Holly J. Burkhalter, of Washington, D.C., has served as the Advocacy Director of Physicians for Human Rights, a human rights organization specializing in medical, scientific, and forensic investigations of violations of internationally recognized human rights, since March 1997. From 1983 to 1997, Ms. Burkhalter was affiliated with Human Rights Watch as the organization's Advocacy Director and Director of its Washington office. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and serves on the advisory committees of Mental Disability Rights International and the International Justice Mission.
Ms. Burkhalter is a graduate of Iowa State University.
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.