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Ambassador William Taylor | Town Hall | Ukraine & War in Europe | Nov 29

November 29, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
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In Person

War in Europe

Ambassador William B. Taylor

Vice President, Russia and Europe, U.S. Institute of Peace
Former United States Ambassador to Ukraine

with Moderator

Dr. Thomas Schwartz
Distinguished Professor of History, Vanderbilt University


Belmont University

Barbara Massey Rogers Center Board Room, 1900 Belmont Blvd., Nashville

Wednesday, November 29, 2023

6:00 Registration and Networking
6:30-7:45 Program


About Ambassador William B. Taylor

Ambassador William B. Taylor is vice president, Europe and Russia at the U.S. Institute of Peace. In 2019, he served as chargé d’affaires at the U.S. embassy in Kyiv and as the U.S. ambassador to Ukraine from 2006 to 2009. During the Arab Spring, he oversaw U.S. assistance and support to Egypt, Tunisia, Libya and Syria. He served in Jerusalem as the U.S. government’s representative to the Mideast Quartet. He served in Kabul in 2002 and in Baghdad in 2004.

In the 1990s, Ambassador Taylor coordinated U.S. assistance to the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. He earlier served on the staff of Senator Bill Bradley.

Ambassador Taylor is a graduate of West Point and Harvard’s Kennedy School and served as an infantry platoon leader and combat company commander in the U.S. Army in Vietnam and Germany.

THE MISSION of the nonprofit, nonpartisan Tennessee World Affairs Council is to promote international awareness, understanding and connections to enhance the region’s global stature and to prepare Tennesseans to thrive in our increasingly complex and connected world.

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November 29, 2023
6:30 pm - 7:45 pm