Note: This is an archival bio. Mr. Kemble passed away in October, 2005.
is a Senior Scholar at Freedom House and Director of a Project
on Democracy and the Global Education that is jointly administered
by Freedom House and the Foundation for Democratic Education.
Mr. Kemble returned to Freedom House after eight years of
service under President Clinton. During that period he served
as Deputy Director of the United States Information Agency.
In 1999 he was named Special Representative of the Secretary
of State for the Community of Democracy Initiative an undertaking
that brought together representatives of 106 countries in
Warsaw in June, 2000. In 2002 Secretary of State Colin L.
Powell appointed Penn Kemble to organize an Eminent Persons
Group -- Sudan
Slavery Commission -- to study the issue to recommend
steps that can be taken by parties to the conflict and the
international community to end such abuses.