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U.S. Challenges in the Middle East

FSU Law School Rotunda

The College of Social Sciences and Public Policy presents a special appearance by Ambassador Dennis Ross, who will draw on years of diplomatic experience to deliver a lecture on “U.S. Challenges in the Middle East.”

Ambassador Ross served as special assistant to President Barack Obama and special adviser to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. A scholar and diplomat with more than two decades of experience, he played a leading role in shaping U.S. involvement in the Middle East peace process. He was point man on peace negotiations in the George H. W. Bush and Bill Clinton administrations. In that role he was instrumental in assisting Israelis and Palestinians reach the 1995 Interim Agreement. He also brokered the 1997 Hebron Accord and facilitated the 1994 Israel-Jordan peace treaty.

Ross is also the author of three books on U.S. diplomacy and statecraft . His most recent, Doomed to Succeed; the U.S.-Israel Relationship from Truman to Obama, was published in 2015 by Farrar, Straus, and Giroux.

The lecture is sponsored by the college’s Ruth K. and Shepard Broad International Lecture Series.

Lecture Date: 

April 20, 2017 5:00 pm