Peter Galbraith

Peter Galbraith photo Peter Galbraith, is a best selling author and former U.S. diplomat. He began his career as a professor at Windham College in Putney and at the School International Training in Brattleboro. In 1977, he was elected the youngest ever Chair of the Vermont State Democratic Committee and helped lay the foundation for today’s progressive politics. In 1979, he joined the staff of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee where he uncovered and helped stop Saddam Hussein’s genocide against the Kurds. In 1993, President Clinton appointed him the first U.S. Ambassador to Croatia where he negotiated the peace agreement that ended the Croatian War. He served with the United Nations in East Timor and Afghanistan. He has run an international business from Townshend, Vermont since 2003. Peter is a trustee of Marlboro College and on the board of the Grace Cottage Foundation. Peter is the middle son of noted author, economist and statesman, John Kenneth Galbraith. He has won a recent election and is now a senator in the Vermont Senate. Peter is currently writing a book on Afghanistan.