Ambassadors Forum: Jack F. Matlock, "From Gorbachev to Putin: Russia and the U.S. in the Post-Cold War World"

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November 13, 2014 @ 5:30 pm
November 13, 2014 @ 7:00 pm
Department of History
Wilson Library, Pleasants Family Assembly Room
(919) 962-3765
200 South Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

Jack F. Matlock Jr.

Jack F. Matlock Jr., former U.S. ambassador to the Soviet Union and to Czechoslovakia, will visit the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on Thursday, Nov. 13. During his visit, he will deliver remarks on “From Gorbachev to Putin: Russia and the U.S. in the Post-Cold War World” at 5:30 p.m. in the Pleasants Family Assembly Room in the Louis Round Wilson Library. Matlock will discuss his personal involvement at the end of the Cold War and will also comment on renewed Russian military involvement in Ukraine.

Following his remarks, Ambassador Matlock will participate in a roundtable discussion, which will include UNC faculty members Donald Raleigh, Jay Richard Judson Distinguished Professor of History, and Klaus Larres, Richard M. Krasno Distinguished Professor of History.

Ambassador Matlock’s visit to UNC is in conjunction with the Ambassadors Forum. The Forum brings to campus prominent diplomats, politicians and business leaders to deliver public lectures and conduct seminars for graduate students. Students have the opportunity to engage first-hand with international leaders and obtain insights into the practical application of their study of history, political science, European studies and international relations. The forum is organized by the Richard M. Krasno Distinguished Professorship in the Department of History and the College of Arts and Sciences, with support at UNC from the Curriculum in Peace, War and Defense, the Institute for the Arts and Humanities and UNC Global, as well as from the Triangle Institute for Security Studies and the West Triangle Chapter of the United Nations Association of the United States of America.

Jack F. Matlock Jr. is a former American ambassador, career foreign service officer, teacher, historian and linguist. He was a specialist in Soviet affairs during some of the most tumultuous years of the Cold War and served as U.S. ambassador to the Soviet Union from 1987 to 1991.

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Event Contact: Klaus Larres, Richard M. Krasno Distinguished Professor, Department of History,, 919.962.8079

Media Contact: Katie Bowler Young, Director of Global Relations, UNC Global,, 919.962.4504

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