Dean Crocker Participates in APSIA Panel on National Security Challenges in a New Administration

January 22, 2016

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Dean Ryan Crocker

Ryan Crocker, dean of the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University, was one of several participants in a recent panel discussion on the national security challenges that will be faced by the incoming US administration.  The panel was held on January 8 in Seattle and was sponsored by the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA), of which the Bush School is a member; the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington; and the World Affairs Council. Crocker, who has served as an ambassador to several countries in the Middle East, was able to give insights into how presidential administrations navigate tough choices, based on his experience in the administrations of George W. Bush and Barack Obama.

In addition to Dean Crocker, the panel included Dr. Susan Collins, Joan and Sanford Weill Dean of Public Policy, Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan; Erico Letta, former prime minister of Italy and dean of the Paris School of International Affairs at Sciences Po; and Eric Schwartz, dean of the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota and former assistant secretary of state for Population, Refugees, and Migration.

Jaqueline Miller, president and CEO of the World Affairs Council, moderated the panel discussion, after which the panelists and moderator took questions from the audience. The wide-ranging discussion covered topics on the role national security will play in the upcoming 2016 presidential campaign as well as what appear to be the greatest threats to the United States. 

“It was a privilege to take part in this discussion covering the important topic of national security,” said Crocker. “The next US administration will face a host of serious national security challenges. Whoever the next president is, he or she will need to have a solid understanding of the security situation as well as the options available to address various threats.”

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