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Aissa Sweets Featured at World Affairs Council of NH Global Forum with Ambassador Crocker


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  • When
  • 03 Jun 2013

    5:00 PM - 7:30 PM

  • Location
  • Dining Center, Southern NH University, 2500 N. River Road, Manchester NH 03104


  • Member ticket - $50.00 (USD)

    Includes reception with hors d'oeuvres and cash bar ($40 tax deductible)

  • Non-Member ticket - $60.00 (USD)

    Includes reception with hors d'oeuvres and cash bar ($50 tax deductible)

  • Patron - $150.00 (USD)

    Meet Ambassador Crocker after the event at an exclusive dinner, have your name appear in the Global Forum program and support our work! Limited space.
    ($115 tax deductible)

  • WACNH Family Membership & 2 Tickets - $165.00 (USD)

    Special offer: Purchase a WACNH Family Membership now at a discount and have access to the membership rate for your Global Forum tickets.
    Price includes one year-long WACNH family membership - value $80- and 2 Global Forum ticket for the member rate of $50 per ticket. *NEW MEMBERS ONLY
    ($145 tax deductible)





Ambassador Ryan Crocker, America's preeminent diplomat to the Middle East under four U.S. Presidents

Former Ambassador to Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Pakistan, Kuwait & Lebanon;
Kissing Senior Fellow at the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs at Yale University; Dean of the Bush School of Government at Texas A&M University.

NHPR News Director

Banquet Hall, Dining Center

Southern NH University

2500 N. River Road Manchester 03106

Reception: 5 PM

Middle Eastern hors d'oeuvres,
Syrian baklava tasting with Aissa Sweets& cash bar

Program: 6 PM

Tickets: $50/Members


Patrons: $300

(Includes private dinner with the Ambassador following the program)

All proceeds benefit the critical work of the World Affairs Council of NH to promote global education and understanding

Campus & parking map below and online;directions to SNHU available here.


Ryan Crocker is Kissinger Senior Fellow at the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs at Yale. He is  on leave as Dean, Executive Professor, and Edward and Howard Kruse Endowed Chair at the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University. 

He retired from the Foreign Service in April 2009 after a career of over 37 years. He served as an Ambassador five times: Iraq (2007-2009), Pakistan (2004-2007), Syria (1998-2001), Kuwait (1994-1997), and Lebanon (1990-1993). He was a member of the faculty at the National War College 2003-2004. From May to August 2003, he was in Baghdad as the first Director of Governance for the Coalition Provisional Authority. He served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs from August 2001 to May 2003. Since joining the Foreign Service in 1971, he has had assignments in Iran, Qatar, Iraq, and Egypt, as well as Washington. He was assigned to the American Embassy in Beirut during the Israeli invasion of Lebanon in 1982 and the bombings of the embassy and the Marine barracks in 1983.

Born in Spokane, Washington, he grew up in an Air Force family, attending schools in Morocco, Canada and Turkey, as well as the U.S. He received a B.A. in English in 1971 and an honorary Doctor of Laws degree in 2001 from Whitman College (Washington). He is a member of the College's Board of Overseers.

Crocker received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, America's highest civilian award, in 2009. He received the Presidential Distinguished Service Award in 2007 and 1994 and the Department of Defense Medal for Distinguished Civilian Service in 2008 and 1997. He also holds the Secretary of State's Award for Distinguished Service, the Distinguished Honor Award and Award for Valor as well as the American Foreign Service Association Rivkin Award for creative dissent. In January 2002, he was sent to Afghanistan to reopen the American Embassy in Kabul. He subsequently received the Robert C. Frasure Memorial Award for "exceptional courage and leadership" in Afghanistan. In September 2004, President Bush conferred on him the personal rank of Career Ambassador, the highest in the Foreign Service. In May 2009, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced the establishment of the Ryan C. Crocker Award for Outstanding Achievement in Expeditionary Diplomacy.

He is married to Christine Barnes Crocker, also a member of the Foreign Service prior to her retirement in 2002. They met in Baghdad in 1979. She holds the State Department's Award for Heroism.



Joan Camann

Frank & Irja* Cilluffo

Sarah Demers*

Katharine Fischer

William & Kathy Gillett

Philip & Carolyn* Hollman

Anne Milne

Jim & Kathryn* Muirhead

Jack* & Carol Resch

Alan & Joan* Reische

Chuck* & Wendy Sanborn

David* & Missie Schroeder

Rick* & Karen Schubart
Harry Schult

David Stahl*

Andrew Supplee*

Bonnie White

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