Monday November 14, 2005

State Department Official to Kick Off Dayton Peace Accords Forum

Rosemary DiCarlo, deputy assistant secretary for Europe and Eurasian Affairs in the U.S. State Department, will travel to Dayton on Thursday, Nov. 17, to kick off a policy forum that examines the Dayton Peace Accords a decade later.

Rosemary DiCarlo, deputy assistant secretary for Europe and Eurasian Affairs in the U.S. State Department, will travel to Dayton on Thursday, Nov. 17, to kick off a policy forum that examines the Dayton Peace Accords a decade later.

DiCarlo will be one of the opening luncheon speakers at noon at the Hope Hotel at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. DiCarlo and Bisera Turkovic, ambassador of Bosnia and Herzegovina to the United States, will address "What Links Dayton and Bosnia?"

Following the luncheon, she will be part of a panel, "Getting to Dayton: Lessons Learned from the Dayton Process," from 2 to 3:15 p.m. John Kornblum, former assistant secretary of state for European and Canadian affairs and former U.S. ambassador to Germany, will chair the panel, which also includes Robert Frowick, former deputy special adviser to the president and secretary of state for implementation of the Dayton Peace Accords, and German Ambassador Wolfgang Ischinger, who participated in the negotiations.

A career member of the Senior Foreign Service, DiCarlo previously served as director for United Nations affairs at the National Security Council and as the Washington deputy to the U.S. permanent representative to the United Nations.

The policy forum, "Looking Back and Where are We Now?" is open to the public, with Nov. 17 sessions at the Hope Hotel and Nov. 18 workshops at the Dayton Convention Center. The cost is $35 the first day and $50 the second day, including lunch. Students may attend for either $5 or $10 per session, with $25 for lunch. A Nov. 17 Peace Prize banquet at the Schuster Center, featuring a ceremony to award the 2005 Dayton Peace Prize to Dayton Peace Accords architect Richard Holbrooke, is sold out. A few tickets remain for the Nov. 18 gala dinner at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, featuring an address by retired General Wesley A. Clark. The cost is $100. For registration information, call (937) 229-2319 or e-mail dcowa@udayton.edu.

Dayton: A Peace Process is a community collaboration involving the Dayton Council on World Affairs, Central State University, city of Dayton, Sinclair Community College, University of Dayton, Wright State University, Wright Memorial Chapter of the Air Force Association, Dayton Daily News, Friendship Force and Sister Cities, as well as other regional organizations. DAPP operates under the Dayton Council on World Affairs.

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Contact John McCance at (937) 306-3087, Margaret Karns at (937) 229-3538 or Matt Joseph at (937) 361-7382.