CIR Presents How Did We Get Here: The ‘New Russia’

Ambassador Jack F. Matlock

CIR News:

Do you wish you knew more about why Russia has annexed Crimea and destabilized Eastern Ukraine and what should the West do about it? You have the perfect opportunity in Santa Fe to learn the answers to these and many other questions regarding the complex and evolving situation between Ukraine and Russia. This will be the focus of the Santa Fe Council on International Relations’ fall International Lecture Series.

The series begins with a the talk How Did We Get Here: The “New Russia” by Ambassador Jack F. Matlock, Jr. at 3 p.m. today at Santa Fe University of Art and Design, 1600 St. Michael’s Dr.

The cost is $15 for CIR members (or $48 for the entire series of four lectures) and $20 Non-members (or $60 for the series). Students (25 and under) are admitted FREE with proper identification.

Amb. Matlock served for 35 years in the U.S. Foreign Service with three postings in Moscow and service in Africa. He was U.S. Ambassador to Czechoslovakia (1981-1983) and the Soviet Union (1987-1991). He participated in six of the seven U.S./Soviet summit meetings from 1972-1991 and assisted in preparations for nine U.S./Soviet summits from 1985-1991. He has been a scholar of Russia from his undergraduate days. Without question he brings a unique view of Russia to the start of the CIR series.

For information and to register, click here.

The next talk in the series is 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14 titled, Strategic Realities Affecting the Ukrainian East/West Conflict by Dr. Eugene Rumer, director of the Russia and Eurasia Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and former U.S. National Intelligence Officer for Russia and Eurasia.