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John Washburn became Convener of AMICC in 2002, following careers as a U.S. Foreign Service Officer and a United Nations official. In the Foreign Service, he specialized in international organizations and served in Iran, Indonesia, India and at the State Department Policy Planning Staff. At the United Nations, he was director of a unit in the executive office of the Secretary General and later served in the Department of Political Affairs. He was an NGO observer throughout the negotiations to create the Rome Statute and is a co-author of a book on the subject. John is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School and a member of the District of Columbia bar. Full Bio