Howard Wolpe

Howard Eliot Wolpe was a seven-term Representative from and the Clinton Administration's Presidential Special Envoy to the African Great , where he led the US delegation to the Arusha and Lusaka peace talks aimed at ending civil wars in Burundi and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. He rejoined the Department in the capacity of Special Advisor to the Secretary for 's Great . Previously, he was the of the Program at the Woodrow Wilson Center for Scholars, as well as the Project on Leadership and Capacity at the Center. Wolpe conducted post-conflict leadership training programs in Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Liberia while at the Center.

BornHoward Eliot Wolpe
3, 1939
DiedOctober 25, 2011 (aged 71)
Saugatuck, U.S.
Spouse(s)Judy Wolpe (Deceased 2006)
Alma materReed College
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Wolpe was an expert in African politics for ten of his fourteen years in Congress, chairing the House Foreign Affairs Committee's Subcommittee on . Wolpe, as chair of the House Subcommittee, co-authored and overrode Ronald Reagan's veto of sanctions legislation imposing penalties on South . He also wrote and oversaw the enactment of the African Famine Recovery and Development Act, a thorough rewriting of America's approach to development aid in in the 1980s that included the establishment of the African Development Fund.

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