Ryan Crocker

Diplomat in Residence, Princeton University

Ryan Crocker is a diplomat in residence at Princeton University. He is on a leave of absence from Texas A&M, where he’s an executive professor and former dean of the Bush School of Government and Public Service. A career Foreign Service officer, Crocker previously served as a US ambassador six times (equally under Republican and Democratic administrations) — to Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Syria, Kuwait, and Lebanon. A recipient of the 2009 Presidential Medal of Freedom, he was honored in 2016 with the Naval Academy’s inaugural Bancroft Award and the James Joyce Award from University College, Dublin, where he was also named an Honorary Fellow of its Literary and Historical Society.

Videos/Audio of Ryan Crocker

Nearly every tension across the Middle East — from the war in Syria to Saudi Arabia’s blockade of Qatar to the United... See more
The spring of 2018 marked the 15th anniversary of the US invasion of Iraq, and the war in Afghanistan has gone on long... See more