The Middle East after the Arab Spring
Series: The Future of Diplomacy Project
Open to the Public - Malkin Penthouse, Littauer 4th Floor
October 7, 2014
Related Project: Future of Diplomacy Project
As part of the Future of Diplomacy Project's new "Negotiator Series," Ambassador Ryan Crocker will share his reflections on political developments across the wider Middle East, to examine the direct aftermath of the Arab Spring, as well as the civil war in Syria, the destabilization of Iraq and Syria through ISIL, and the impact of regional displacement.
Ambassador Crocker is Dean and Executive Professor at the George Bush School of Government & Public Service at Texas A&M University where he holds the Edward and Howard Kruse Endowed Chair. He also has an appointment as the James Schlesinger Distinguished Visiting Professor at the University of Virginia. From 2012- 2013, he served as the first Kissinger Senior Fellow at Yale University.
He retired from the Foreign Service in April 2009 after a career of over 37 years but was recalled to active duty by President Obama to serve as U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan in 2011. He has served as U.S. Ambassador six times: Afghanistan (2011-2012), Iraq (2007-2009), Pakistan (2004-2007), Syria (1998-2001), Kuwait (1994-1997), and Lebanon (1990-1993).
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