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Monday - 8/9/2010, 10:40am EDT

Robert Harris, deputy legal advisor, State Department

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We continue our Sammies Tracker series, speaking to finalists in this year's Service to America Medals from the Partnership for Public Service. You might call him a negotiator-extraordinaire. State Department deputy legal advisor Robert Harris has led negotiations for dozens of international agreements -- covering everything from extradition and counterterrorism to the environment. That, along with his work in human rights, has garnered him the title of finalist in the National Security and International Affairs Sammies category. For more from Federal News Radio's Sammies Tracker series click here.