Kenneth H. Bacon

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Kenneth H. Bacon (died in 2009) was "the president of Refugees International, an advocacy organization in Washington, DC. Refugees International helps save lives by generating support and protection for refugees and displaced people around the world. From 1994-2001, he was Assistant Secretary, Public Affairs, at the U.S. Department of Defense, where he advised the Secretary of Defense and other top officials on public affairs strategy, served as Pentagon spokesman and managed a large internal communications operation for the U.S. military. From 1969-1994, he was a reporter, editor and columnist for the Wall Street Journal based in Washington, DC. There he concentrated on defense, banking, economics and international finance. He received his BA from Amherst College and an MBA and MA in Journalism from Columbia University. Bacon is the co-chairman of the Partnership for Effective Peace Operations, and he serves on the boards of The American University in Cairo, Population Action International and InterAction. He is an emeritus trustee of Amherst College and the Folger Shakespeare Library. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the International Institute for Strategic Studies. He has published articles and op-ed pieces on humanitarian issues in The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, Newsday, The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, and World Policy Journal." [1]

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