Today, the University of California
Today, the University of California, Berkeley, mourns the louis vuitton outlet loss of alumnus J. Christopher Stevens, U.S. Ambassador to Libya, who perished in yesterday’s shameful attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. After studying history at UC Berkeley, Chris, like so many of our graduates, joined the Peace Corps, which took him to Morocco in the early 1980s. This experience sparked in him an abiding interest in and passion for the Middle East, leading eventually to his successful career in the foreign service and postings in several Middle Eastern countries. He played a key role in supporting the Libyan revolution and was a champion for the country’s emerging democracy. His life epitomized the best of UC Berkeley’s graduates, a commitment to excellence at the highest level and a passion for making the world a better and more peaceful place. On behalf of our campus community, we extend our sincere condolences to his family, colleagues and friends. His family includes another UC Berkeley graduate, his father, Jan S. Stevens, who earned his political science and law degrees here in the 1950s. They are in our thoughts and prayers, as are those louisvuitton outlt who also lost their lives in service to our nation in this terrible assault on our consulate. President Barack Obama told reporters that Stevens and the other three Americans killed "exemplified America's commitment to freedom, justice and partnership with nations and people around the globe." Libyan President Mohammed el-Megarif called the attack "cowardly" and apologized to the United States. "We extend our apology to America, the American people and the whole world," he said. "[Stevens] risked his life to stop a tyrant, then gave his live trying to build a better Libya," said Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. "This is an attack that should shock the conscience of people of all faiths around the world. We condemn in the strongest terms this louis vuitton usa website senseless act of violence."