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board of trustees Stephen E. Smith, Junior – Vice President (United States Convention) Stephen E. Smith, Jr. is the nephew of former President John F. Kennedy, and a Director of The John F. Kennedy Library Foundation in Boston. Mr Smith holds an M.A. from Harvard University, a J.D. from Columbia University, and an M.A. Ed. from Harvard’s School for Education. He served as Deputy Campaign Manager for Senator Edward Kennedy during his presidential and senatorial campaigns. He also served on the staff of the Senate Judiciary and Foreign Relations Committees, and taught negotiation at Harvard University Law School. He is a three-time winner of Harvard’s Danforth Award for Excellence in Teaching and a recipient of the Lyndehurst Foundation prize for social and artistic achievement. Mr Smith has been involved in several high-level peace negotiations and has served as a consultant to the Irish peace process and the organization of African Unity. Jorge Quiroga - President of Bolivia (2001-2002) Jorge Quiroga graduated summa cum laude in Industrial Engineering at the College Station of Texas A&M University. Upon completing his studies, Mr. Quiroga worked in the private sector. In 1992 he became Minister of Finance. In 1998, at age 37, he was elected Vice President of Bolivia and acceded to the Presidency in 2001. Vaira Vīke-Freiberga - President of Latvia (1999-2007) Vaira Vike-Freiberga earned a PhD. in Experimental Psychology at the University of Toronto. She has held prominent positions in national and international scientific and scholarly organisations. In 1998, Dr. Freiberga returned to Latvia from exile in Canada and a year later, she was elected President of Latvia. Dr. Vīke-Freiberga is Member of the Council of Women World Leaders since 1999. World Leadership Alliance 07 The Last Sentry at the Gate: Clive Palmer & the 44th Parliament of Australia 265


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