Chester A. Crocker

Chester A. Crocker

Chester Arthur Crocker is an American diplomat and scholar who served as Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs from 1981 to 1989 in the Reagan administration. Crocker, architect of the U.S. policy of "constructive engagement" towards apartheid South Africa, is credited with setting the terms of Namibian independence. Wikipedia*

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Chester A. Crocker has 21 videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 1987 House Committee as an Assistant Secretary for the African Affairs of the Department of State. The year with the most videos was 2004 with four videos as a Chairman for the Board of Directors of the U.S. Institute of Peace. Most appearances with Samuel W. Lewis (2), Donald McHenry (2), Bereket Selassie (2). Most common tags: Foreign Policy, Africa.

Appearances by Title:c. July 1, 2004 - Present Professor, Strategic Studies, Georgetown University Videos: 1 c. October 29, 1996 - Present Chairman, Board of Directors, U.S. Institute of Peace Videos: 8


Professor, School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University c. March 31, 1993 - c. May 3, 1993 Videos: 4 Assistant Secretary, African Affairs, Department of State c. November 5, 1987 - c. December 9, 1992 Videos: 8

Recent Appearances

  • Violence and Genocide in Sudan

    Violence and Genocide in Sudan

    A panel of experts described the situation in Sudan and examined political and military policy options that the U.S. and the…

  • European Views on U.S. Foreign Policy

    European Views on U.S. Foreign Policy

    Professor Crocker moderated a panel discussion on European views of the U.S. Presidential election. They noted that the subject of…

  • U.S. Policy Toward Africa

    U.S. Policy Toward Africa

    Secretary Powell talked about the African Growth and Opportunity Act. He also described his recent visit to Sudan where he met United Nations…

  • U.S. Policy Toward Africa

    U.S. Policy Toward Africa

    Mr. Crocker talked about U.S. policy toward Africa, including Libya’s agreement to renounce and dismantle its weapons of…

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