Ambassador Dennis Ross To Speak On Bush Administration’s Middle East Policies
Ambassador Dennis Ross, who served as director of policy planning in the State Department under President George H.W. Bush, will give a lecture at Texas A&M University on Thursday, Oct. 3 on the Bush administration’s Middle East policies.
The public event is sponsored by the Bush School of Government and Public Service’s Scowcroft Institute of International Affairs. Sign-in will begin at 5:30 p.m. followed by the lecture at 6 p.m. at the Annenberg Presidential Conference Center. Registration can be made online.
Bush did not plan to make the Middle East a centerpiece of his foreign policy plan when he took office, but the 1990 invasion of Kuwait prompted his administration to change its focus. Ross will discuss the Bush administration’s Middle East policies, his role shaping the United States’ involvement in the Middle East peace process and dealing directly with the parties in negotiations. He also served as point person on the peace process during the Clinton administration
Ross is the counselor and William Davidson Distinguished Fellow at The Washington Institute for Near East Policy. Prior to returning to the institute in 2011, he served for two years as special assistant to President Barack Obama and National Security Council senior director for the Central Region. Ross also served for a year as special advisor to Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.
Ross has published extensively on the former Soviet Union, arms control and the greater Middle East, and has contributed numerous chapters to anthologies and authored op-eds in the New York Times, Washington Post and other newspapers and magazines.
For more information, visit the Bush School website.
Media contact: Lauren Zajicek, Scowcroft Institute of International Affairs Administrative Coordinator, 979-845-6510, firstname.lastname@example.org.