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January 2018

Monday, January 22, 2018

Amb. Ryan CrockerAmbassador Ryan Crocker will present “Middle East Meltdown: Causes and Consequences”, which will focus on issues pertaining to the Middle East and the cause and effects of the United States’ engagement in the region.

The current state of the Middle East is one of the most chaotic and turbulent times in modern history – with the rise of ISIS and other militant groups, ethnic tensions and conflicts within countries, and a failure of governance in not one, but many of the Middle Eastern countries

Ambassador Crocker is a Career Ambassador within the United States Foreign Service and has served as United States Ambassador to Afghanistan and as United States Ambassador to Iraq. Prior to those appointments, he was the U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan; Syria; Kuwait; and to Lebanon. He is currently is a Diplomat in Residence at Princeton University, for the academic year 2017-2018.

Crocker has received many of the nation’s highest honors, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Presidential Distinguished Service Award, the State Department Secretary’s Distinguished Service Award, the Department of Defense Distinguished Civilian Service Award, the State Department Distinguished Honor Award, The Award for Valor, three Superior Honor Awards and the American Foreign Service Association’s Rivkin Award.


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