Ambassador Ryan Crocker on “Lessons from a Long War”

Ambassador Ryan Crocker

Ambassador Ryan Crocker

The World Affairs Council of Western Massachusetts is pleased to present Former US Ambassador to Afghanistan Ryan Crocker on Monday, November 12, 2012 at a dinner event beginning at 6:00 pm at the Springfield Marriot Hotel.   Ambassador Crocker’s talk will be on “Lessons from a Long War: The US and the Strategic challenges of the Broader Middle East”.

The cost of the event is $50 per person.  Please reserve your place by Wednesday, November 7.   You can pay using a credit card here.

Ambassador Ryan Crocker is a Career Ambassador within the United States Foreign Service and a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. He was the United States Ambassador to Afghanistan from 2011 to 2012; the United States Ambassador to Iraq from 2007 to 2009; he previously served as the U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan from 2004 to 2007, to Syria from 1998 to 2001, to Kuwait from 1994 to 1997, and to Lebanon from 1990 to 1993. In January 2010 he became Dean of Texas A&M University’s George Bush School of Government and Public Service. He was nominated by President Barack Obama in April 2011 to serve as the next U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan.  In August, Crocker was named Yale University’s first Kissinger Senior Fellow at the Johnson Center for the Study of American Diplomacy.

World Affairs Council Past President Ken R. Furst traveled to Kabul with a delegation of other leaders from World Affairs Councils across the country in the spring of 2012 where they were the guests of Ambassador Crocker.  More information about Ken’s trip to Afghanistan, please check out his blog on this website.

You can read an article about the event including an interview with Ryan Crocker The Springfield Republican as well as an op-ed piece by Ken R. Furst here.

About Cynthia Melcher

Cynthia Melcher is Executive Director of the World Affairs Council of Western Massachusetts
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