Foreign service veteran to speak in Cordillera
CORDILLERA – Retired ambassador Philip C. Wilcox Jr. will speak today at the Cordillera Valley Club from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. In a talk sponsored by the Vail Symposium, Wilcox will explore the origins of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the myths and ideologies that have thwarted a solution, the basis for peace and the importance to American interests of a solution.Wilcox is president of the Foundation for Middle East Peace, a Washington D.C.-based foundation. Ambassador Wilcox is said to believe a settlement between the Israelis and Palestinians is necessary to win the war on terrorism.
Born in Denver, Wilcox is a graduate of Williams College and the Stanford Law School. He practiced law for three years in Denver with Holme, Roberts & Owen before entering the foreign service in 1966 where he served for 31 years before retiring. His last overseas assignment was chief of mission and U.S. consul general in Jerusalem. His Washington jobs have included director for Arab-Israeli affairs and deputy assistant secretary of state for Middle Eastern affairs.
Admission is $20 for Vail Symposium supporters and $25 for all others. The presentation will take place at the Cordillera Valley Club. An optional buffet dinner is offered for $35 following the presentation.Reservations are strongly recommended. For more information, call the Vail Symposium at 970-476-0954.
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