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In Focus: Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine | Liz Zentos | State Dept Perspectives | Apr 27 | Online

April 27, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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The Tennessee World Affairs Council

SPECIAL GLOBAL TOWN HALL SERIES

IN FOCUS: RUSSIA’S INVASION OF UKRAINE

via Zoom

The War in Ukraine: State Department Perspective

Liz Zentos

Deputy Director of the Office of Russian Affairs at the U.S. Department of State

with moderator

LCDR Patrick Ryan, USN (Ret)
President, TNWAC

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Thursday, April 27, 2023

@ 12:00 p.m. CT

Via Zoom


Liz Zentos

Liz Zentos is currently the Deputy Director of the Office of Russian Affairs at the U.S. Department of State.  From 2020 to 2021, she served as the Deputy Political Counselor at U.S. Embassy Kabul.  Prior to that, she served as Political and Economic Affairs Chief at U.S. Embassy Tbilisi from 2018 to 2020 and as External Affairs Chief at U.S. Embassy Moscow from 2017 to 2018, when the Russian government declared her persona non grata.  From 2015 to 2016, Liz served as the Director for Eastern Europe at the U.S. National Security Council, where she covered Ukraine, Moldova, Belarus, and the OSCE.  From 2012 to 2014, she served as Political Military Chief at U.S. Embassy Kyiv, where she covered Ukraine’s Maidan Revolution, Russia’s attempted annexation of Crimea, and Russia’s first invasion of eastern Ukraine.  Other previous assignments include Special Assistant to the Under Secretary for International Security and Arms Control, Ukraine Desk Officer, and Information Officer in Yerevan, Armenia.  Liz speaks Russian and has a Bachelor’s Degree in International Affairs from George Washington University.

Patrick Ryan

Patrick Ryan is the volunteer President and founder of the Tennessee World Affairs Council. In 2007 Ryan organized a group of concerned citizens to launch Tennessee’s first World Affairs Council, to bring global awareness education programs and resources to communities and schools in the state. Ryan served 26 years in the United States Navy as an enlisted submariner, Surface Warfare officer and Intelligence Officer. Post-retirement he opened a newsletter publishing business focused on Middle East Affairs. Ryan also serves as President of the Tennessee Submarine Memorial Association.

Previously in the series “In Focus: Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine” [Link]

 

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Date:
April 27, 2023
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm