March 23, 2017
The George H.W. Bush Presidential Library Foundation and the Scowcroft Institute for International Affairs at the Bush School of Government and Public Service, Texas A&M University, will co-sponsor “Unravelling of International Order: The Coming Crises America Will Face,” a lecture discussing the existing world power structure and the stress faced by traditional Cold War alliances.
The event will feature remarks from former Ambassador John Negroponte, the Brady-Johnson Distinguished Fellow in Grand Strategy and Senior Fellow at the Jackson Institute, former Deputy Secretary of State, and Dr. Stephen Krasner, Senior Fellow and Professor of International Relations at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford University.
There will be a 30-minute presentation by both guests, followed by a question and answer session. The discussion will address the specific challenges of the crisis in the European Union, nuclear threats from North Korea, Russian expansionism, and the deteriorating relations with Latin America.
Ambassador Negroponte is one of the most distinguished American diplomats in recent history. He was the first Director of National Intelligence and the US Ambassador to Iraq under President George W. Bush, as well as a Deputy Secretary of State. Negroponte also served as ambassador to Honduras, Philippines, and Mexico.
Stephen Krasner was Director of the Policy Planning Staff at the Department of State from February 2005 to April 2007. In 2002 he served as Director for Governance and Development at the National Security Council. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the United States Institute of Peace, and was a member of the Foreign Policy Advisory Board of the Department of State from 2012 to 2014.