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Krasno Lecture Series • Russia and America: Moscow’s American Policy under President Putin
February 13, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Jack Matlock served as U.S. Ambassador to the Soviet Union from 1987 and 1991 and Ambassador to Czechoslovakia from 1981 to 1983. Jack Matlock entered the Foreign Service in 1956 and became an expert in Soviet affairs during some of the most tumultuous years of the Cold War. When Mikhail Gorbachev became the leader of the Soviet Union in 1985, arms negotiations and summit meetings resumed. During his Ambassadorship to the Soviet Union, he witnessed the years of the gradual dissolution of the USSR before retiring from the Foreign Service in 1991.
This event is part of the Krasno Events Series of the Richard M Krasno Distinguished Professorship at UNC-Chapel Hill. Co-sponsored by CSEEES.