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Advisory Committee

Members of the IRC Advisory Committee

His Excellency Sergey I. Kislyak

His Excellency Sergey I. Kislyak

Ambassador of the Russian Federation to the U.S.
Honorary Co-Chair
Dr. Peter Starr

Dr. Peter Starr

Dean, College of Arts & Sciences
American University
Honorary Co-Chair
Susan Carmel Lehrman

Susan E. Carmel

Founder and Chair

Mr. Gary Abramson

Chairman Emeritus
American University Board of Trustees
The Hon. John R. Beyrle

The Hon. John R. Beyrle

United States Ambassador to Russia, 2008–2012
The Hon. James F. Collins

The Hon. James F. Collins

United States Ambassador to Russia, 1997–2001

The Hon. Esther Coopersmith

Former United States Ambassador to the United Nations

The Hon. Joseph D. Duffey

President of American University, 1991–1994

The Hon. Selwa Roosevelt

Chief of Protocol of the United States, 1982–1989
The Hon. James W. Symington

The Hon. James W. Symington

U.S. House of Representatives, 1969–1977