Ambassador Dennis Ross to Deliver Roemer Lecture on the Middle East
Ambassador Dennis Ross, counselor and William Davidson Distinguished Fellow at The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, will deliver the Kenneth Roemer Lecture on World Affairs at SUNY Geneseo. He will address “How Should We Think About the Middle East” at
4:00 p.m. Thursday, March 23 in the MacVittie College Union Ballroom. The event is free and open to the public.
For more than 12 years, Ambassador Ross played a leading role in shaping U.S. involvement in the Middle East peace process. A highly skilled diplomat, Ross served under both George H. W. Bush and Bill Clinton administrations. He was instrumental in assisting Israelis and Palestinians to reach the 1995 Interim Agreement. He also successfully brokered the 1997 Hebron Accord, facilitated the 1994 Israel-Jordan Peace treaty, and worked to bring Israel and Syria together.
More recently, Ross served as a Middle East adviser to President Obama, and he spent a year as a special adviser to then-Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.
Ross is the author of several books on the peace process. His latest, “Doomed to Succeed: The U.S.-Israel Relationship from Truman to Obama,” was awarded the 2015 National Jewish Book Award for history. Ross earned his doctorate at the University of California, Los Angeles.