September 9, 2007
Restoring America's Standing in the Middle East
The Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs sponsored a lecture featuring Ambassador Dennis Ross on September 10, 2007 at Georgetown University. Dennis Ross, integral in shaping US involvement in the Middle East peace process, discussed America's role, influence, and image in the Middle East. Ross also discussed his recently published book, Statecraft: And How to Restore America's Standing in the World, and followed this discussion with a book-signing.
Dennis Ross, currently a counselor at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, has played a leading role
in shaping U.S. involvement in the Middle East peace process for more than twelve years. A highly skilled
diplomat, Ambassador Ross served two years as special assistant to President Obama as well as National
Security Council senior director for the Central Region, and a year as special advisor to Secretary of State
Hillary Clinton, focusing on Iran. He was directly and extensively involved in the peace process of the region
in both the George H. W. Bush and Bill Clinton administrations. Ross has published extensively on the former
Soviet Union, arms control, and the greater Middle East. His articles appeared in Foreign Policy, National
Interest, Washington Quarterly, and Foreign Affairs. His books include The Missing Peace: The Inside Story of
the Fight for Middle East Peace (2004) and Statecraft, And How to Restore America's Standing in the World
(2007). He holds a PhD from UCLA.