In , Celeste tried to unseat Rhodes in the gubernatorial election, but he lost to the incumbent. Celeste , successfully ran as a Democratic Party candidate for the Ohio House in President Carter appointed Celeste Director of the Peace Corps from to , where he was responsible for programs in 53 countries. Among them was Debra Brown 's along with the sentences of most alleged battered women serving sentences at Marysville state prison for murdering their alleged aggressors. He opposed nuclear power in Ohio over evacuation plans. Celeste is a member of the advisory board of the Roosevelt Institution , a student think tank. The US has energetically pursued a policy of encouraging China to respect international norms on non-proliferation and human rights and it has engaged the Chinese in very candid discussions.