BADGER FORUM THURSDAY, MAY 5 | Special Start Time 12:30 PM
PEACEMAKER: Ambassador Ryan Crocker
“He is the era’s top diplomat, this proud son of eastern Washington. Every time we were in trouble, he was the diplomat sent in to right the ship.”
~General Jim Mattis, former Secretary of Defense
Photo: Ambassador Ryan Crocker
Ambassador Ryan Crocker was a career Foreign Service Officer who served six times as an American Ambassador: Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Syria, Kuwait, and Lebanon. He is now a Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
Other academic appointments have included Diplomat in Residence at Princeton University, inaugural Kissinger Fellow at Yale University, the James Schlesinger Distinguished Visiting Professor at the University of Virginia, Texas A&M where he was Dean of the Bush School of Government.
He serves on the Board of Advisors of No One Left Behind, an NGO dedicated to ensuring that America keeps its promises to Afghans and Iraqis who risked their lives to support us. He received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor, from President George W. Bush in 2009.
Other recent awards include the West Point Association of Graduates Thayer Award in 2020 and the inaugural Bancroft Award, presented by the Naval Academy in 2016. Also in 2016, he was named an Honorary Fellow of the Literary and Historical Society at University College, Dublin where he was presented the annual James Joyce Award. He is an Honorary Marine.
There is no charge for Badger Club members. Non-members pay $5.00.
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