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Ambassador Talk • Bolstering Security and Democracy in Today’s Poland
October 12, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
UPDATE: In light of the University Wellness Day on Oct. 12, this event will be livestreamed on Zoom in addition to being held in-person at the FedEx Global Education Center. Register here for Zoom.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will host former Ambassador Stephen Mull for the expert talk, “Bolstering Security and Democracy in Today’s Poland.” Mull, former U.S. ambassador to Poland and vice provost for global affairs at the University of Virginia, will discuss the forces shaping Poland’s domestic political climate.
Graeme Robertson, Harold J. Glass USAF Faculty Mentor Distinguished Term Professor, professor of political science and director of the Center for Slavic, Eurasian, East European Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill, will provide an introduction and moderate a panel discussion following Mull’s talk.
After his expert talk, Mull will be joined by Bob Jenkins, teaching professor of political science at UNC-Chapel Hill, and Milada Vachudova, associate professor of political science at UNC-Chapel Hill, for a panel discussion on key issues including NATO and U.S. military presence in Poland and Ukraine.
The lecture is part of a partnership between Carolina and the American Academy of Diplomacy (AAD), which includes collaboration on the production of The General and the Ambassador, a well-recognized podcast series that focuses on how senior U.S. military leaders partner with senior U.S. ambassadors on national security challenges overseas. The event is also part of the Office of the Vice Provost for Global Affairs (OVPGA) Diplomatic Discussions series, which brings diplomats and foreign relations practitioners to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to discuss current issues in diplomacy and international affairs.
This event is organized by the OVPGA and the Center for Slavic, Eurasian and East European Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill.