Who is Jean-Jacques (“J.J.”) Surbeck?

    J.J. Surbeck is a Swiss-educated attorney who worked for 16 years for the famously discrete International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), the Swiss private organization which many have dubbed the “Guardian of the Geneva Conventions” (even though its name suggests that it is international in nature, in fact this refers only to its activities). He was the ICRC's P.R. point person for North America from 1984 to 1989, and subsequently served for several years as well with the American Red Cross.

    J.J. is currently one of the few former ICRC officials available on the speaker circuit to give lectures and seminars on the Geneva Conventions and their Additional Protocols, also called International Humanitarian Law.

    Recently, J.J. helped create - and is the Executive Director of - a non-profit organization called T.E.A.M. (Training and Education About the Middle East) with a focus on presenting a more balanced image of the Middle East conflict than the one projected by the media and many academics. The T.E.A.M. web site can be found at sandiegoteam.org.

    Contact J.J. at (jjs110@cox.net), or at 760-613-9993.


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