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Council On International Relations Sponsors Lecture On East/West Ukraine Conflict Oct. 14 In Santa Fe

on October 8, 2014 - 11:38am

Dr. Eugene Rumer

CIR News:

The Santa Fe Council on International Relations, (CIR) whose mission is to engage citizens in Santa Fe and surrounding communities on the subject of world affairs, has announced its Fall international lecture series.

CIR is bringing several distinguished scholars and statesmen to Santa Fe to discuss the current crisis in Ukraine. CIR is a nonpartisan 501c(3) non-profit organization.

CIR's forthcoming lecture will be held at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14, at The Santa Fe Women's Club, 1616 Old Pecos Trail in Santa Fe. The guest lecturer is Dr. Eugene Rumer, director of The Russia and Eurasia Program at The Carnegie Endowment For International Peace. His presentation is entitled "Strategic Realities Affecting The East/West Ukraine Conflict." Geopolitical issues are significant to our comprehension of the position of the major international players in this crisis. Moreover, matters of national governance, economics and military capabilities set boundaries for each of them.

Prior to joining Carnegie, Dr. Rumer was the national intelligence officer for Russia and Eurasia at The US National Intelligence Council (2010-2014), and for the previous 10 years he was Senior Fellow Research, and Interim Director of The Institute For National Strategic Studies, a US State Department think tank supporting The Joint Chiefs Of Staff. Dr. Rumer has held research positions at The RAND Corp., The International Institute For Strategic Studies and The Washington Institute For Near East Policy. He has taught at both Georgetown University and The George Washington University. Dr. Rumer received his BA from Boston University, his MA from Georgetown and his PhD from MIT.

Reservations for this important lecture are available online at, and payment can be made either by major credit card or cash at the door. Ticket prices are $15 for CIR members and $20 for non-members. This is anticipated to be a very popular lecture, so early seat reservations are encouraged.