May 23

12:00 PM

Ambassador Ford served as US Ambassador to Syria from 2011 to 2014. He recently returned to the region in the wake of the series of earthquakes that have left massive destruction. There may be some good that comes out of the humanitarian response, however. Join us in Westlake 116 at Bradley University.

Earthquake in Turkey and Syria: Shaking up Regional Relations with Ambassador Robert Ford

On Tuesday, May 23, PAWAC will co-sponsor a FREE "lunch and learn" event with the Osher Lifelone Learning Institute at Bradley University. Participants are invited to bring their own lunches to the Ballroom in the Bradley Student Center and join this interactive Zoom call with the ambassador.

Ambassador Robert S. Ford served thirty years in the State Department and Peace Corps, finishing his career as the U.S. Ambassador to Syria from 2011 to 2014 and is now a Senior Fellow at the Middle East Institute in Washington, DC. For his leadership of the American Embassy in Damascus, he received a Presidential Honor award in 2012, and for his work on Syria he received in 2014 the Secretary of State’s Distinguished Service Award. For his defense of human rights in Syria, in 2012 he received from the John F. Kennedy Library in Boston the annual Profile in Courage award.

There are limited spots for people who are unable to come to campus. In this case, please register for the Zoom event at