Mintz, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Sloan Office of International Programs will host a conversation with United States Ambassador Dennis B. Ross, a top advisor to Presidents Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, George H. W. Bush and Ronald Reagan on the Mideast and other foreign policy issues. The event will take place at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 23 at the MIT Media Lab in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
The program is entitled, “Innovative Foreign Policy for Challenging Times.” Ambassador Ross will be interviewed in a “fireside” format and guests will have the opportunity to ask their own questions. Jeffrey S. Robbins, a Member of Mintz Litigation Section, will moderate the discussion with the Ambassador, expected to cover a wide range of foreign policy issues.
“We are thrilled to collaborate with MIT Sloan to host this conversation with Ambassador Ross,” said Mr. Robbins. “He is an extraordinarily well-respected expert in United States foreign policy over the last three decades and we look forward to his insightful commentary during this intimate program.”
“Innovation is part of the DNA at MIT Sloan and it is equally important in diplomacy as it is for business or technology,” said Stuart Krusell, Director of the MIT Sloan Office of International Programs. “Ambassador Ross is a proven innovative leader and we look forward to learning from his extensive experience across the globe.”
In addition to serving four United States Presidents, Ambassador Ross served as Special Advisor to Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. He led the Middle East peace process in both the Bill Clinton and George H.W. Bush administrations.
He was awarded the Presidential Medal for Distinguished Federal Civilian Service by President Clinton. Secretaries Baker and Albright presented him with the State Department's highest award. Ambassador Ross is counselor and William Davidson Distinguished Fellow at The Washington Institute for Near East Policy and is a Distinguished Professor in the Practice of Diplomacy at the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. He has written a number of best-selling books and his most recent work, Doomed to Succeed: The U.S.-Israel Relationship from Truman to Obama, was released in October.