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Speech by Ambassador Dennis Ross canceled

December 11, 2007
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Dennis Ross

CONTACT: David Skidmore, 515-271-3843, david.skidmore@drake.edu;

Lisa Lacher, 515-271-3119, lisa.lacher@drake.edu

Due to the winter storm, Drake University has canceled a lecture by U.S. and Middle East international relations expert Ambassador
Dennis Ross on "Statecraft: How to Restore
America's Standing in the World." The free public lecture had been scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11, in
Bulldog Theater in Olmsted Center, 2875 University Ave.

Ross' lecture was to conclude the "America's Role in the World"
lecture series, sponsored by Drake's Center for Global
Citizenship and the Drake Humanities Center. David Skidmore, director of the Center for Global Citizenship, said he hopes to reschedule Ross' lecture for the spring semester.

Ross is currently Washington Institute's counselor and the Ziegler
distinguished fellow, and has been active in shaping U.S. involvement
in the Middle East peace process for more than 12 years. He played a
large role in both the George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton presidential
administrations.

Ross was instrumental in assisting Israelis and Palestinians to
reach the 1995 Interim Agreement and successfully brokered the 1997
Hebron accord, facilitated the 1994 Israel-Jordan peace treaty and
intensively worked to bring Israel and Syria together.