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Olin Robison

President, Salzburg Seminar; former President, Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vermont

Olin Robison has been president and chief executive officer of the Salzburg Seminar since 1991. For fifteen years, he was president of Middlebury College, Vermont, and he is now president emeritus of that institution. From 1990 to 1991, he served as a visiting fellow at the Royal Institute of International Affairs, London. Dr. Robison began his career in Washington, DC and served at the State Department as special assistant to three successive deputy undersecretaries of state. He has been an advisor to both Democratic and Republican administrations on US-Soviet relations. Among his numerous professional activities Dr. Robison was co-founder and chairman of the American Collegiate Consortium for East-West Cultural and Academic Exchange from 1987 to 1994. From 1977 to 1982, he was chairman of the US Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy. Dr. Robison has served as a Faculty member at numerous Salzburg Seminar sessions