Plymouth State University commencement speaker is an advocate for world peace
Richard H. Solomon, described by PSU officials as "a world-renowned advocate for peace," retired last year after 19 years at the institute, which describes itself as a nonpartisan federal agency working to promote international conflict resolution through non-violent methods.
PSU President Sara Jayne Steen said Solomon has "an extraordinary reputation for negotiation and diplomacy involving some of the world's most complex geopolitical problems."
"Richard Solomon has dedicated his talent and energy to making others' lives better, to negotiating peace and advocating for justice. The settlements he has helped negotiate and the thought and analysis he has brought to decision-making have positively affected millions of lives. His accomplishments and his service are extraordinary."
Solomon has been credited with the successful negotiations of the Cambodia peace treaty and the first United Nations "Permanent Five" peacemaking agreement, according to PSU officials. He has been recognized for his service with the State Department's Foreign Affairs Award for Public Service and has been honored awards for policy initiatives from Korea and Thailand.
In 2005, he received the American Political Science Association's Hubert H. Humphrey career award for "notable public service by a political scientist."
Solomon holds a doctorate in political science, with a specialization in Chinese politics, from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He previously served as U.S. ambassador to the Philippines.
Solomon will address more than 1,200 graduates at the unified commencement ceremony, which includes awarding both undergraduate and graduate degrees.
READER COMMENTS: 0
- Deroy Murdock: Hillary's Benghazi-Whitewater connection? - 1
- George Will: Obama needs Congress to approve this war - 0
- Jonah Goldberg: Obama is rushing into war against Islamic State - 1
- Another View -- Bill Duncan: What did the NH Supreme Court really say about private school funding? - 7
- Charles Arlinghaus: NH's job problem needs more than one fix - 5
- Pat Buchanan: In Scotland, it's economic man vs. tribal man - 0
- Another View -- Sharon Day: The Democrats' claim to be the party for women is just not believable - 66
- Deroy Murdock: Stuff the Obama lunch tax - 2
- David Harsanyi: The senators who really threaten America - 1
READER COMMENTS: 0
- Scots spurn independence, vote to stay in the United Kingdom - 0
- Roger Brown's First and 10: Answers forthcoming - 0
- NHMS chief Gappens is on board with the Chase changes - 0
- Another View -- Ben Rose: How NH's John Stark helped defeat the British at Saratoga - 0
- Celebrating Claremont: A 250th birthday party - 0
- Trashed lunches: Brownies, broccoli and bucks - 6
- Hampstead's Suess ready for Whelen Modified race - 0
- College Football: Big Green kick off season vs. Cent. Connecticut - 0
- Son says shooting of mom during DEA raid was a mistake - 11
Supporters eager for Hillary's return to NH
Mark Hayward's City Matters: Dean Kamen is a genius inventor, and he's pretty good at oratory, too
Casino gambles: Hopes dashed all over
Ayotte pushes bill to combat 'spice'