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The 2018 Texas Tribune Festival is upon us! Join us Sept. 27-29 in downtown Austin for two days of unique perspectives, thoughtful conversation and networking — all in the shadow of the Texas Capitol. 

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Friday, September 28 • 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Affairs of State

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Does America still believe in diplomacy?

Supported by Texas A&M University

Moderators
avatar for Indira Lakshmanan

Indira Lakshmanan

Executive Editor of the Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting
Lakshmanan is executive editor at the Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting and a columnist for The Boston Globe. Previously she was Newmark Chair in journalism ethics at the Poynter Institute. She covered the State Department and politics for Bloomberg News, traveling with Secretaries... Read More →

Speakers
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Ryan Crocker

Former U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan and Iraq
Crocker served as U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan under President Barack Obama from 2011 to 2012. Before that, he had served as the U.S. ambassador to Iraq, Pakistan, Syria, Kuwait and Lebanon. He is currently diplomat-in-residence at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of... Read More →
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Bill Richardson

Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations and Former Governor of New Mexico
Richardson served as New Mexico's governor from 2003 to 2011. He has also served as a U.S. congressman, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations and U.S. secretary of energy under President Bill Clinton. Richardson founded the Richardson Center for Global Engagement, which focuses on... Read More →
avatar for Wendy Sherman

Wendy Sherman

Former Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs at the U.S. Department of State
Sherman served as undersecretary of state for political affairs at the U.S. Department of State from 2011-2015, where she oversaw the department’s multiple global bureaus. She led the U.S. negotiating team in the talks leading up to the Iran nuclear agreement and was awarded the... Read More →


Friday September 28, 2018 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Central Presbyterian Church 200 E. 8th St., Austin, TX 78701