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In Focus: Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine Series | Ambassador John Kornblum | Dec 6

December 6 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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The Tennessee World Affairs Council

in association with the

American Council on Germany

and with Belmont University Center for Global Citizenship, University of Tennessee Center for Global Engagement and the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce

In Focus: Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine

via Zoom

A Conversation with Ambassador John Kornblum

Former U.S. Ambassador to Germany and Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs

Tuesday, December 6, 2022

@ 10:00 a.m. CT

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The Tennessee World Affairs Council in partnership with the American Council on Germany, launched the “In Focus: Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine” series in January with a conversation with Ambassador John Kornblum as storm clouds gathered. The series has followed the twists and turns of the unprovoked war over the last nine months.

Ukrainian forces have successfully turned to the offense in the east while Russia continues to brutalize the civilian population with missile and drone strikes aimed at crippling infrastructure and energy supplies, turning out lights and turning off heat “weaponizing winter.” Questions remain about the resilience of the West’s commitment to Ukraine — military, humanitarian and other financial aid — and the endgame — what will it take to end the war.

TNWAC’s and ACG’s “In Focus” series on the Russian invasion of Ukraine continues on December 6th with Ambassador John Kornblum, providing insights and perspectives on the political, diplomatic, military and strategic developments.


Ambassador John C. Kornblum has a long record of service in the United States and Europe both as a diplomat and as a businessman. He is recognized as an eminent expert on U.S.-European political and economic relations, in particular in Central and Eastern Europe. He served as the U.S. Ambassador to Germany from 1997 to 2001. Before that, he occupied a number of high-level diplomatic posts, including U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for European affairs, Special Envoy for the Dayton Peace Process, U.S. Ambassador to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (Helsinki Process), Deputy U.S. Ambassador to NATO, and U.S. minister and deputy commandant of forces in divided Berlin. From 2001 to 2009, he was chairman of Lazard Freres Germany. He currently serves as senior counsellor to the international law firm Noerr LLP and as a senior adviser to the worldwide consultancy Accenture. Mr. Kornblum has also served on a number of supervisory and advisory boards including those of Thyssen-Krupp, Technologies AG, Bayer AG, Russell Reynolds, and Motorola Europe. He is a member of the boards of the American Chamber of Commerce in Germany, the American Academy in Berlin, the Deutsche Oper in Berlin, and of numerous nonprofit organizations on both sides of the Atlantic. He received a B.A. from Michigan State University in 1964, and he has been the recipient of many awards, including a Knights Cross of the Order of Merit from Germany and an Order of Merit from Austria.


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Date:
December 6
Time:
10:00 am - 11:00 am