James Ehrman, Member at Large, spent 22 of his 38 years as a U.S. Foreign Service Officer at postings abroad (France, Italy, Portugal, Brazil, Peru, India, Philippines, Thailand). He headed the State Department’s International Labor Affairs office in 1996-98 and retired after completing his last foreign assignment, Labor Minister Counselor at the American Embassy, Rome. He has a BA in political science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and did graduate work at Harvard University’s Littauer Center (now the Kennedy School of Government). He speaks French, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese.