America's Relations with Russia in the Age of Putin

Oct 13, 2017
03:00 PM to 04:00 PM
Sutliff Auditorium, Lewis Katz Building (UP)

Thomas R. Pickering, retired United States Ambassador to Russia, India, Jordan, Israel, El Salvador, Nigeria and the United Nations

Ambassador Pickering will bring his immense expertise to bear on this complex and highly relevant topic, having served as the U.S. ambassador to Russia from 1993 to 1996, and will discuss the intricacies and challenges of the United States’ relationship with Russia at a time when purported Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and tensions over Russia’s response to North Korean aggression are making headlines around the world.

Pickering’s tenure as a Foreign Service officer included ambassadorships to El Salvador, India, Israel, Jordan, Nigeria, Russia, and the United Nations over the course of four decades. He also served as the undersecretary of state for political affairs from 1997 to 2000, and holds the rank career ambassador—the highest in the U.S. Foreign Service.

Ambassador Pickering's visit is sponsored by the School of International Affairs, and co-sponsored by the Center for Global Studies.

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