Former Dean to return to Bush School for Lecture

March 08, 2019

Ambassador Ryan Crocker.

On March 21, Ambassador Ryan Crocker will give a lecture starting at 5:30 p.m. in Hagler Auditorium in the Annenberg Presidential Conference Center on Texas A&M University’s West Campus.

The Department of International Affairs, the Scowcroft Institute of International Affairs, and the Albritton Center for Grand Strategy at the Bush School of Government & Public Service at Texas A&M invites the public to attend this event. Registration can be found at

Crocker will speak on U.S. policy in Afghanistan, including the future of the democratically elected Afghan government and the American announcement of negotiations with the Taliban aimed at a ceasefire and withdrawal of troops.

Crocker served in the U.S. Foreign Service as Ambassador to Afghanistan (2011-12), Iraq (2007-2009), Pakistan (2004-2007), Syria (1998-2001), and Lebanon (1990-1991). In 2004, President George W. Bush conferred on him the rank of Career Ambassador, the highest in the Foreign Service. He is the former Dean of the Bush School of Government & Public Service at Texas A&M University and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the American Academy of Diplomacy, and the Council of American Ambassadors. He has received numerous awards throughout his career, including the Secretary of State’s Distinguished Service Award and the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian award.

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