Edward L. Peck is a retired career United States diplomat who served in the U.S. Foreign Service from 1956 to 1989. He served as Chief of Mission in Baghdad in the Carter Administration and later held senior posts in Washington and abroad. He also served as a Foreign Service Officer in Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia and Egypt, and as Ambassador in Mauritania. At the State Department he served as Deputy Director of Covert Intelligence Programs, Director of the Office of Egyptian Affairs and as Special Assistant to the Under Secretary for Political Affairs, and as deputy director of the White House Task Force on Terrorism in the Reagan Administration. He is president of consulting firm Foreign Services International, working with governments, businesses and educational institutions.