G. Eugene Martin

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Eugene Martin "is the executive director of USIP’s Philippine Facilitation Project, in the Center for Mediation and Conflict Resolution, that aims to facilitate peace talks between the Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front. At the request of the Department of State, USIP seeks to help both parties reach a just and durable agreement on the historical conflict.

"A retired Foreign Service officer, Martin served twice in the Philippines, as deputy chief of mission in 1996–99 and as political military officer in 1987–90. His other Foreign Service assignments include deputy chief of mission in Beijing, consul general in Guangzhou, and earlier tours in Rangoon, Hong Kong, and Taipei.

"During assignments in Washington, D.C., he served as special assistant to the deputy secretary of state, special assistant to the assistant secretary for East Asian and Pacific affairs, a congressional fellow, the Burma desk officer, and the deputy director of the office of Chinese Affairs. Raised in India, he graduated from Kalamazoo College and did his graduate work at Syracuse University." [1]

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