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Janice A. Smith

U.S. National Commission for UNESCO
March 28, 2008

Janice A. Smith is Special Assistant to the Vice President of Foreign Policy at The Heritage Foundation. A Maryland native, she holds a B.A. in social work and liberal arts from Syracuse University. Previously, she served as the special assistant for public affairs and speechwriter for the Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs in the U.S. Department of State, where she served on delegations to UNESCO and the UN, worked on UNESCO and other development and human rights issues, and helped with the re-establishment of the US National Commission to UNESCO. Ms. Smith has extensive experience in the communications field, have served as Managing Editor of The Heritage Foundation from 1996-2002, Executive Director of a Maryland-based political action network; coordinator of communications for a political campaign; editor for several well-known book publishers in Maryland; a freelance journalist; and manager of publications and proposals for an international defense contractor.


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