You are cordially invited to a lecture on the topic of
The Inter-American System and Hemispheric Security
Professor Clark Crook-Castan Ph.D.
Adjunct Professor, School of International Service, American University
Monday, March 14
The Institute of World Politics
1521 16th Street NW
Washington, DC 20036
This event is sponsored by the IWP Alumni Association.
This presentation will familiarize attendees with the structure and function of the programs and agencies of the of the Inter-American System directed at confronting traditional and new threats to multidimensional hemispheric security including terrorism, narco-trafficking, insurgencies, criminal transnational organizations, and societal and economic challenges to hemispheric security.
Dr. Clark Crook-Castan is a retired U.S. Diplomat who served as Alternate Permanent Representative to the Organization of American States; Economic Development Advisor to the National Summit Coordinator; Negotiator for Free Trade Area of the Americas; Coordinator for Corporate Social Responsibility, Trade Capacity Building, Telecoms, Transportation and Sustainable Development. Dr. Crook-Castan served on the Inter-American Agency for Cooperation and Development Management Board and as U.S. Representative to the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation in Agriculture. He was State Department Representative on the National Emergency Management Team (NEMT) Continuity of Operations (COOP/COG); Coordinator of Inter-American Disaster Relief and Mitigation programs; Coordinator Inter-American Transportation, Maritime & Aviation, Airport & Port Security Training Programs. He was U.S. Consul in Monterrey, Mexico; NAFTA Negotiator for Transportation, Telecoms, Foreign Investment and Privatization, in Mexico City; U.S. Representative to the Standing Committee on Emergency Management of the International Energy Agency; and U.S. Representative to the World Tourism Organization in Madrid. Dr. Crook-Castan joined American University’s School of International Service in January 2011. He has instructed at the U.S. Foreign Service Institute and the Inter-American Defense College (Hemispheric Security), as well as the Virtual University of Monterrey Tec. (ITESM), and the Universidad de Monterrey. He earned his Ph.D. from the Colegio de Mexico. Dr. Crook-Castan served as an aviator in the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Air Force.