7:00 - 8:30 PM via Zoom on Tuesday, April 11

With Russia's war on Ukraine now in its second year, CFPA is pleased to have Ambassador Jack F. Matlock, Jr. who offers deep insight into the mistaken policies that led up to the Ukraine War. Since August, 2015, Mr. Matlock has been a Visiting Scholar at Duke University. Previously, he was a U.S. Foreign Service Officer and served on the faculty of several universities and research institutions including Princeton University and the Institute for Advanced Study.

A Q&A segment will follow Ambassador Matlock's presentation.

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Ambassador Jack F. Matlock, Jr. 

During his 35 years in the American Foreign Service (1956-1991), Mr. Matlock served as Ambassador to the Soviet Union from 1987 to 1991, Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs and Senior Director for European and Soviet Affairs on the National Security Council Staff from 1983 until 1986, and Ambassador to Czechoslovakia from 1981 to 1983.

Before his appointment to Moscow as Ambassador, Mr. Matlock served three tours at the American Embassy in the Soviet Union between 1961 and 1981. His other Foreign Service assignments were in Vienna, Munich, Accra, Zanzibar and Dar es Salaam, in addition to tours in Washington as Director of Soviet Affairs in the State Department (1971-74) and as Deputy Director of the Foreign Service Institute (1979-80). Before entering the Foreign Service Mr. Matlock was Instructor in Russian Language and Literature at Dartmouth College (1953-56). During the 1978-79 academic year he was Visiting Professor of Political Science at Vanderbilt University.

Since his retirement from the Foreign Service in 1991, he has held academic posts at Columbia University, Princeton University, Hamilton College, Mt. Holyoke College and the Institute for Advanced Study, where he was George F. Kennan Professor from 1996 to 2001.

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