Last updated on: 11/2/2015 | Author: ProCon.org

Peter Maurer, PhD Biography

Title:
President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
Position:
None Found to the question "Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?"
Reasoning:

No position found as of Aug. 10, 2015

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • President, International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), July 1, 2012-present
  • Member, Standing Committee of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent
  • Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Swiss Department of Foreign Affairs, Jan. 2010-2012
  • Chair, The Fifth Committee, United Nations General Assembly, June 2009
  • Ambassador and Permanent Representative, Mission of Switzerland to the United Nations in New York, 2004
  • Ambassador and Head of Human Security, Swiss Department of Foreign Affairs, 2000
  • Deputy Permanent Observer, Mission of Switzerland to the United Nations in New York, 1996
Education:
  • PhD, Contemporary History, University of Bern (Switzerland), 1986
Other:
  • Twitter handle: @PMaurerICRC
  • Born in Thun, Switzerland, in 1956
  • Was awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Basel (Switzerland) for his commitment to the service of human rights in Nov. 2014
Quoted in:
  1. Should the Israeli Fence/Wall Exist?