Julius E. Coles

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Julius E. Coles is President of Africare.

"After a 28-year career of distinction with the U.S. Agency for International Development -- Mission Director in Swaziland and Senegal; additional service in Vietnam, Morocco, Liberia, Nepal and Washington, D.C. -- Coles retired from the federal government in 1994 with the rank of Career Minister. He went on to serve as the first Director of the Ralph J. Bunche International Affairs Center at Howard University (1994-1997) and, at Morehouse College, the first Director of the Andrew Young Center for International Affairs (1997-2002).

"Coles's numerous awards include the Distinguished Career Service Award (1995), the Presidential Meritorious Service Award (1983-1986) and Senegal's Commander in the Order of the Lion (1994). In addition to Africare, Boards on which Coles serves include Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School, the Mountain Institute, the International Youth Leadership Fund, the Georgia Council for International Visitors, the Atlanta International Museum and the Fulbright Association of Georgia. Among other affiliations, he is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Bretton Woods Committee. In 1997, he was appointed by UNESCO to serve on the Commission on the Gorée [Senegal] Memorial.

"Coles was born in 1942 in Atlanta, Ga. He is a graduate of Morehouse College (B.A., Political Science, Economics and French, 1964) and Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School (M.P.A., International Relations/Modernization, 1966); and he has pursued additional studies at the Foreign Service Institute's Senior Seminar/University of Geneva in Switzerland (French), the Federal Executive Institute in Washington, D.C. (Management) and the Institut de Français in France (French).“ [1]

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