Ambassador Ryan Crocker Event a Success

Ambassador Ryan Crocker and Council past president, Ken R. Furst

Ambassador Ryan Crocker and Council past president, Ken R. Furst

Over a hundred members and friends of the World Affairs Council of Western Massachusetts gathered on November 12 at the Springfield Marriott to hear retired Ambassador Ryan Crocker in conversation with Council Past President Ken R. Furst about Afghanistan and other hot spots in the Middle East.  The title of the presentation was “Lessons from a Long War: The US and the Strategic challenges of the Broader Middle East”.

FieldEddy Insurance was the generous sponsor of the evening.

The event was covered by local media and an audio recording is online at New England Public Radio’s Audio/Files site.  Video is available on YouTube.com here.

Additionally, the World Affairs Council recognized Ellen Gill of Burati Travel, who recently stepped down from the Board of Directors after more than 10 years of service.

Ambassador Crocker meets with students.

Ambassador Crocker meets with students.

Ambassador Crocker met with about two dozen students from Wilbraham & Monson Academy and The Berkshire School for additional conversation after the formal program.

About Cynthia Melcher

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