CIR: Former US Ambassador To Ukraine Delivers Final Fall Lecture Thursday Nov. 6

John E. Herbst

CIF News:

Former US Ambassador to Ukraine John E. Herbst will deliver our fourth and final Fall lecture on the crisis in that beleaguered country at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6.

The venue is The Santa Fe Women’s Club, 1616 Old Pecos Trail in Santa Fe. A full house is anticipated for this presentation, so interested parties should reserve their tickets as soon as possible. They may do so on line at or by calling 505.982.4931. Tickets are priced at $15 for members and $20 for non-members and guests. Full-time students 25 and under are admitted free with proper ID.

Ambassador Herbst will focus on alternative ways to peacefully resove the Ukraine crisis on a sustainable long-term basis. He will discuss strategic policy options available to that nation, Russia and The West, with the understanding that this complex problem affords no quick fix. His presentation dovetails with CIR’s recently-sponsored Oct. 28 lecture by former Under Secretary of State Paula Dobriansky, which laid the historical groundwork for this military and political crisis.

Ambassador Herbst has had a lengthy and distinguished career in both government and the private sector. Among many diplomatic posts, he served as US ambassador to Uzbekistan (2000-2003) under presidents Clinton and Bush. He was subsequently appointed Ambassador to Ukraine, serving in that post from 2003 to 2006. Mr. Herbst has since served as Coordinator for Reconstruction and Stabilization and as Director of the National Defense University’s Center for Complex Operations, before assuming his current position as Director of the Atlantic Council’s Dinu Particiu Eurasian Center.

Ambassador Herbst received his BS degree in Foreign Service from The School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University in 1974. He earned a Master of Arts degree in Law and Diplomacy from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University in 1978. Herbst also attended The Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in Bologna, Italy.