My Career and Life as a Diplomat

Thursday May 9, 2013
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM


Mr. Edward Alexander

My Career and Life as a Diplomat


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160 Packard Ave.
Medford, MA 02155

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Mr. Edward Alexander is a retired American diplomat of Armenian descent. During WWII, Alexander served on the Staffs of General Eisenhower and General Bradley. In 1950, Alexander organized the State Department’s Transcaucasian Branch of Voice of America which initiated broadcasts in Armenian to the Soviet Union. During this time, he was appointed Chief of the Armenian Service, a post he held for ten years. In 1959, Alexander was assigned to West Berlin as the Political-Cultural Officer at Radio in the American Sector. He also served as the Counselor for Public Affairs at the U.S. Embassies in Budapest, Athens, and East Berlin. From 1985 to 1986, Alexander served as the spokesman for the United States Human Rights Delegation. He was also the Escort-Interpreter for Supreme Patriarch Catholicos Vazgen I and Armenian President Levon Ter-Petrosyan at the White House. Alexander is the author of three books: The Serpent and the Bees: A KGB Chronicle (1990), A Crime of Vengeance: An Armenian Struggle for Justice (2000), and Opus, a suspense novel (2004). He has written articles for the Foreign Service Journal, Caucasian Review, Ararat Quarterly, Armenian Review, and various newspapers.

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