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Former Carter aide to speak at GSC in Oconee

POSTED: January 28, 2008 5:02 a.m.

WATKINSVILLE — A retired U.S. diplomat and former program director of The Carter Center is set to speak at noon Feb. 6 at Gainesville State College’s Oconee County campus.

Marion Creekmore, appearing as part of the college’s 2007-08 Colloquium Series, is planning to talk about how the U.S. should deal with North Korea on the issue of nuclear weapons.

The program will be held in the Student Resource Center, Room 512/522.

Creekmore was a diplomat from 1965 until 1993, serving as a deputy ambassador in India and ambassador to Sri Lanka and the Maldives.

At The Carter Center, he coordinated many of President Carter’s peace initiatives.

He accompanied Carter on his trip to North Korea in 1994. His book, "A Moment of Crisis," published in 2006, tells about the trip.

He currently serves as the Distinguished Visiting Professor of history and political science at Emory University in Atlanta.

For more information about the Colloquium Series, which is free and open to the public, call 678-717-3836.



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