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CSCE :: Text Records Dr. Paul M. Carter, Jr., is the Senior State Department Advisor to the United States Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe. Previous positions included Counselor for Political Affairs at U.S. Embassy Colombo, covering Sri Lanka and Maldives, and Deputy Political Counselor in Athens, Greece. Dr. Carter served two years as Ukraine Desk Political Officer during the former Soviet republic’s historic “Orange Revolution.” He served three years at Embassy Moscow, where he worked in the Political Section as chief action officer for the Kremlin and Russian parliament and, earlier, as action officer and refugee coordinator for Chechnya. He also has served on the State Department’s Russia Desk, the Poland Desk, and at Embassy Warsaw.

Dr. Carter received his post-graduate training in political science with a specialization in Russian/Soviet affairs at Indiana University and his undergraduate training at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. In the late 1980s, he was a visiting Assistant Professor at Catholic University. He was one of two American political scientists chosen to participate in the 1985-86 IREX exchange of scholars with the USSR. In 2003, Moscow State University published in Russian his book Chief Ideologist: M.A. Suslov and the “Science” of Communism in the USSR.

Before entering the Foreign Service, Dr. Carter was co-founder and President/CEO of Accuracy Historical Productions, Inc., a consulting firm that supplied hundreds of costumed actors and historical experts to filmmakers and television producers for projects on the American Civil War. Among the firm’s credits were the History Channel’s “Civil War Journal,” the Turner Educational Network’s “Gettysburg,” and the American Heritage CD-ROM “The Civil War.”

Dr. Carter is a multiple recipient of the State Department’s Superior and Meritorious Honor Awards.


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CSCE :: Text Records Dr. Paul M. Carter, Jr., is the Senior State Department Advisor to the United States Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe. Previous positions included Counselor for Political Affairs at U.S. Embassy Colombo, covering Sri Lanka and Maldives, and Deputy Political Counselor in Athens, Greece. Dr. Carter served two years as Ukraine Desk Political Officer during the former Soviet republic’s historic “Orange Revolution.” He served three years at Embassy Moscow, where he worked in the Political Section as chief action officer for the Kremlin and Russian parliament and, earlier, as action officer and refugee coordinator for Chechnya. He also has served on the State Department’s Russia Desk, the Poland Desk, and at Embassy Warsaw.

Dr. Carter received his post-graduate training in political science with a specialization in Russian/Soviet affairs at Indiana University and his undergraduate training at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. In the late 1980s, he was a visiting Assistant Professor at Catholic University. He was one of two American political scientists chosen to participate in the 1985-86 IREX exchange of scholars with the USSR. In 2003, Moscow State University published in Russian his book Chief Ideologist: M.A. Suslov and the “Science” of Communism in the USSR.

Before entering the Foreign Service, Dr. Carter was co-founder and President/CEO of Accuracy Historical Productions, Inc., a consulting firm that supplied hundreds of costumed actors and historical experts to filmmakers and television producers for projects on the American Civil War. Among the firm’s credits were the History Channel’s “Civil War Journal,” the Turner Educational Network’s “Gettysburg,” and the American Heritage CD-ROM “The Civil War.”

Dr. Carter is a multiple recipient of the State Department’s Superior and Meritorious Honor Awards.


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