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International relations expert to speak Tuesday

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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

U.S. and Middle East international relations expert Ambassador Dennis Ross will present a lecture titled “Statecraft: How to Restore America’s Standing in the World,” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11, in Bulldog Theater in Olmsted Center, 2875 University Ave.

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.

Ross’ lecture will conclude the “America’s Role in the World” series, which began in August, sponsored by Drake’s Center for Global Citizenship and the Drake Humanities Center. The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact David Skidmore at david.skidmore@drake.edu.