Lessons Learned: State-Building in Iraq

Ambassador William C. Battle Symposium on American Diplomacy

Lessons Learned: State-Building in Iraq

Stuart W. Bowen, Seth Center, Ryan Crocker, James Savage

Monday, November 11, 2013
8:30AM - 10:00AM (EST)
Event Details

Moderator RYAN C. CROCKER is the 2013 James R. Schlesinger Distinguished Professor at the Miller Center. He holds the diplomatic rank of career ambassador, the U.S. Foreign Service’s highest rank. Crocker served as U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan from 2011 to 2012 and U.S. ambassador to Iraq from 2007 to 2009. He previously served as U.S. ambassador to Pakistan from 2004 to 2007; to Syria from 1998 to 2001; to Kuwait from 1994 to 1997; and to Lebanon from 1990 to 1993. 

STUART W. BOWEN, JR. is an American lawyer who served as the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction (SIGIR), a position he held from October 2004 to 2013. He previously served as the Inspector General for the Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA-IG), a position to which he was appointed in January 2004. Bowen's mission included ensuring effective oversight of the more than $60 billion appropriated for Iraq's relief and reconstruction.

SETH CENTER is a historian at the U.S. Department of State. He is producing a history of the Department’s role in the Iraq War, focusing on the role of diplomacy and diplomats in Iraq from 2003-2012.  He is a former Miller Center Fellow.

JAMES SAVAGE is a professor of politics at the University of Virginia.  His latest book isReconstructing Iraq’s Budgetary Institutions:  Coalition State Building after Saddam (Cambridge University Press, 2013).

Monday, November 11, 2013
8:30AM - 10:00AM (EST)
The Miller Center
2201 Old Ivy Rd
Charlottesville, VA 22903

Stuart W. Bowen

the other guy

Seth Center


Ryan Crocker


James Savage