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Middle East Meltdown: Causes & Consequences for the US

April 5 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Middle East Meltdown: Causes & Consequences for the US
A Dialogue with Ambassador Ryan Crocker 
Former Ambassador to Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Syria, Kuwait, and Lebanon

Offered in partnership with Seneca Valley School District

Students are invited to join the World Affairs Council on Thursday, April 5 from 9:00 – 10:30 AM for a dialogue with Ambassador Ryan Crocker regarding current political updates on the Middle East and the long-term American consequences of on-going regional instability.

Thursday, April 5, 2018
Registration: 8:30 am
Program: 9:00 – 10:30 am

Seneca Valley Intermediate High School
126 Seneca School Road
Harmony, PA 16037

This event is offered at NO CHARGE to students and accompanying teachers.

Please click here to register by March 30th. 

About Ambassador Crocker

Former Ambassador to Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Syria, Kuwait, and Lebanon

Recipient of Presidential Medal of Freedom

Dubbed “America’s Lawrence of Arabia” by former U.S. President George W. Bush, Ambassador Crocker has held our nation’s highest diplomatic positions throughout the Middle East, having served as U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Pakistan, Lebanon, and Kuwait.

For decades, Ambassador Crocker has courageously and dutifully served our nation in leadership positions throughout the Middle East and South Asia. In August 1990, Crocker served as Director of the Iraq-Kuwait Task Force following the Iraq invasion of Kuwait. In 2002, he led a team that secretly worked with Iranian counterparts to capture Al Qaeda operatives in the days after 9/11. Prior to the invasion of Iraq, he co-authored a memo for Secretary of State Colin Powell warning that overthrowing Saddam Hussein could unleash long-repressed ethnic and sectarian tensions in Iraq, potentially pulling in Iran and Syria, and warning that the US would be left to rebuild the country’s economic and political systems. Most recently he was General David Petraeus’s civilian partner as US Ambassador to Iraq during the US troop surge in 2007.

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April 5
Time:
9:00 am - 10:30 am
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Seneca Valley Intermediate
126 Seneca School Road
Harmony, PA 16037 United States
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