Peter Yeo

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"Peter Yeo joined the Better World Campaign (BWC) as executive director in February 2009 with more than 20 years of legislative, analytical, and management experience, including senior roles on Capitol Hill and at the State Department. Prior to directing the activities of BWC, Peter served for 10 years as the deputy staff director at the House Foreign Affairs Committee chaired by Representatives Tom Lantos (D-CA) and Howard Berman (D-CA).

"He has worked on a broad range of foreign policy and foreign aid issues. He led the successful negotiations for the landmark HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria Act of 2003, commonly known as PEPFAR, as well as the successful $50 billion reauthorization of that law in 2008. He also shepherded into law several measures dealing with China, Tibet, Burma, and East Timor.

"Prior to his work with the Committee, he served as a deputy assistant secretary at the U.S. State Department during the second Clinton Administration, where he led the negotiations around repayment of the U.S. arrears to the United Nations and was part of the U.S. delegation to the climate negotiations in Kyoto.

"Peter holds a bachelor's degree in East Asian Studies from Wesleyan University as well as a master's degree in East Asian Studies from Harvard University." [1]

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  1. Staff, Better World Campaign, accessed September 29, 2011.