Retired US Ambassador and former Co-Chair of the OSCE Minsk Group Carey Cavanaugh has been named Chair of the Board of Trustees of EPNK lead agency International Alert.
Carey Cavanaugh is an academic, an accomplished American diplomat and peace mediator, and has been active for decades in international peacebuilding. He is currently professor of diplomacy and conflict resolution at the University of Kentucky. He had a 22-year diplomatic career focused on arms control, humanitarian issues, and peace. This included postings to Berlin, Moscow, Tbilisi, Rome and Bern, as well as assignments in the State Department, Pentagon and on Capitol Hill. Under Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, Carey helped advance peace efforts involving Armenia, Azerbaijan, Cyprus, Georgia, Greece, Moldova, Tajikistan, and Turkey. He was confirmed by the US Senate as Ambassador and Special Negotiator for Nagorno-Karabakh and Eurasian Conflicts in May 2000. Since leaving government service, Carey has remained engaged in conflict resolution and peacebuilding activities, working with leading British and European NGOs on civil society initiatives and track-two diplomatic efforts. From 2014-2018, he was a trustee of Conciliation Resources. Visit Carey’s website here.