THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary (Camp David, Maryland) ________________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release July 18, 2000
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES SEYMOUR MARTIN LIPSET AS A MEMBER OF THE UNITED
STATES INSTITUTE OF PEACE
President Clinton today announced his intent to nominate Seymour Martin Lipset as a member of the United States Institute of Peace.
Mr. Seymour Martin Lipset, of Arlington, Virginia, is a Hazel Professor of Public Policy for the Institute of Public Policy at George Mason University. He is also a Senior Scholar at the Progressive Policy Institute and the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars. From 1975 to 1990, Mr. Lipset served as the Caroline S. G. Muno Professor of Political Science and Sociology at Stanford University. He is a former President of the American Professors for Peace in the Middle East and former Co-Chair of the Executive Committee of the International Center for Peace in the Middle East.
Mr. Lipset received a B.A. degree from the City College of New York and a Ph.D. from Columbia University.
The United States Institute of Peace is a bi-partisan board established in 1948 by an Act of Congress to promote international peace and the resolution of international conflict without violence through education, training, research, and public information. The Institute has a staff of 47 and an annual budget of approximately $11 million.