“Ukraine: Russian Interference and How the U.S. Can Bolster Ukrainian Security”
Ambassador Steven Pifer
Since the collapse of the USSR, no post-Soviet state other than Russia has commanded more attention from American policymakers than Ukraine. Steven Pifer will discuss the history of U.S. - Ukraine relations, what worked and did not work in America’s approach, and how Washington might more effectively promote its goal of helping Ukraine become a stable, independent, democratic state.
About our Speaker
A retired U.S. Foreign Service Officer, Ambassador Pifer is one of this country's outstanding experts on Ukraine, Russia and the former Soviet states. Pifer served as Ambassador to Ukraine (1998-2000) and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs with responsibilities for Russia and Ukraine (2001-2004). He was Special Assistant to the president and Senior Director for Russia, Ukraine and Eurasia on the National Security Council (1996-1997). His 25-year-plus State Department career and subsequent activities have focused on relations with the former Soviet Union and Europe as well as arms control and security issues.He is currently Non-resident Senior Fellow with the Arms Control and Non-Proliferation Initiative and the Center on the United States and Europe, Brookings Institution.
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
National University, Sanford Center Auditorium
11355 N. Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, CA 92037
(hurry! registration closes 5/24/18)
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