On Thursday evening, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power addressed international diplomacy during Donald Trump’s presidency in her second Tanner Lecture on Human Values. In the talk, Power said that America’s global standing has fallen dramatically under Trump. Power described a new model of diplomacy to tackle what she defined as unique 21st century challenges.
Ryan Crocker is a six-time U.S. Ambassador, serving in Afghanistan (2011-2012), Iraq (2007-2009), Pakistan (2004-2007), Syria (1998-2001), Kuwait (1994-1997) and Lebanon (1990-1993). While at Stanford for a lecture organized by the Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies, Crocker sat down with The Daily to discuss his diplomatic career through war and peace.
U.S. Ambassador to Japan John Roos ’77 J.D. ’80 spoke Friday afternoon to a near-capacity crowd at Cubberly Auditorium about his experience coordinating the American relief effort to last March’s 9.0 earthquake and tsunami, which he called “the world’s first megadisaster.”
Stanford alumnus James B. Warlick Jr.’78 has been named the U.S. Ambassador to Bulgaria, as confirmed by the Senate on Dec. 29.