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Surin Pitsuwan - Thailand

Member of Parliament and former Minister of Foreign Affairs. Dr. Surin has had a long career in government and foreign affairs. Dr. Surin served as Minister of Foreign Affairs from 1997 to 2001, and before that was Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs from 1992 to 1995. He has served as a Member of Parliament for seven consecutive terms since being elected in 1986. A graduate in political science from laremont Men's College, Dr. Surin holds a PhD from Harvard University. He is currently a Member of the Commission on Human Security and a regular columnist for major newspapers in Thailand and in the region.

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