Laurence was born in London, England and studied at the University of Sussex, where he received a BA degree in English Literature in 1974. After gaining his teaching certificate at the University of Bristol. After gaining his doctorate from the University of Michigan and a Law Degree from the University of Maryland, Dr Peters became counsel to the Subcommittee on Select Education & Civil Rights for the US House of Representatives (1986-1993) and subsequently served as a Senior Policy Advisor to the US Department of Education (1993-2001). Dr Peters later directed the Mid-Atlantic Regional Technology in Education Consortium (MAR*TEC) working out of Temple University in Philadelphia with five states, (Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, Washington DC and New Jersey) on a mission to assist these states integrate technology into the curriculum. During this period, Dr Peters co-wrote, "From Digital Divide to Digital Opportunity, Rowman (2003) and co-edited, Scaling Up: Lessons from Technology Based Educational Improvement," Jossey Bass (2005) and "Global Education: Using Technology to Bring the World to Your Students" (ISTE) 2009. His latest book, The United Nations: History and Core Ideas was published in 2015 by Palgrave Macmillan. Dr Peters currently serves as Graduate Program Director of the United Nations Association National Capital Region and is married with three children.
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