New Challenges in American Foreign Policy: Russia, Migration, and Jobs
Globalization presents the United States with a new and dynamic agenda. Even a few years ago, we did not foresee an aggressive Russia that would invade Ukraine and bring devastation to Syria. Nor did we foresee how failing states and home-grown violence would prompt the migration of millions of people. And despite an ever more integrated world economy, threats to jobs in the U.S. and in Europe are pushing our political systems to look inward rather than outward. Who is winning the game of globalization? Ambassador (ret.) Christopher Murray, '75 will explore how all these forces have emerged, and what they mean for our future.
Christopher Murray ‘75 recently concluded a 40-year career in the United States Foreign Service. His assignments included service as the U.S. ambassador to the Republic of the Congo, as Political Advisor to the Supreme Allied Commander for NATO Forces in Europe, and as Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Mission to the European Union in Brussels. He was also posted in Lebanon, Algeria, Syria, Tunisia, Jamaica, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. His assignments at the State Department in Washington DC dealt with UN political affairs, the Horn of Africa, and NATO. Ambassador Murray graduated from Lawrence in 1975. He received a J.D. From Cornell Law School.