User Profile for Peter Edelman (pedelman)

Peter Edelman

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Bio: Peter Edelman served as counselor to Health and Human Services Secretary Donna Shalala and then as assistant secretary for planning and evaluation. Edelman has been associate dean of the law center at Georgetown University, director of the New York State Division for Youth, and vice president of the University of Massachusetts. He was a legislative assistant to Senator Robert F. Kennedy and was issues director for Senator Edward Kennedy's 1980 presidential campaign. Edelman wrote the 2001 book, “Searching for America's Heart: RFK and the Renewal of Hope.” His article in the Atlantic Monthly, entitled "The Worst Thing Bill Clinton Has Done," received the Harry Chapin Media Award. He is currently the board president of the New Israel Fund, and is a board member of the Public Welfare Foundation, Americans for Peace Now, the Center for Law and Social Policy, and a half-dozen other nonprofit organizations.

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Joined: May 30 '07
Last login: Jun 11 '07



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