The Tennessee World Affairs Council & Belmont University, Interdisciplinary Studies & Global Education
invites you to a public affairs event on the topic
U.S. Russian Relations:
A Conversation with Russian Ambassador Sergey I. Kislyak
February 1, 2016
An Evening Town Hall Public Affairs Program
Wedgewood Academic Center
1900 Belmont Blvd. Nashville, TN 37212
5:30 p.m. Registration
6:00-7:00 p.m. Program
Free | Open to the Public
Seating Limited | Registration Required
U.S.-Russian Relations: The Challenges of a New Era
The post Cold-War era welcomed new opportunities for a strategic partnership and cooperation between the United States and the Russian Federation. In recent years, however, developments in the global arena have seen partnership and cooperation challenged by confrontation. The intenational stage where Washington and Moscow meet continues to include areas of cooperative effort such as partnering in the P5+1 agreement with Iran to prevent a nuclear weapons program there, serving as the central powers in diplomacy to resolve the Syrian crisis and day-to-day cooperation like work on the International Space Station. But there are theaters of serious confrontation as well, foremost being the conflict in Ukraine and East-West rhetoric and behavior reminiscent of earlier and darker days. To understand the state of the relationship between the United States and the Russian Federation the Tennessee World Affairs Council and Belmont University are pleased to host H.E. Ambassador Sergey I. Kislyak at a town hall event. The program is open to all. Registration is required.
Ambassador Sergey I. Kislyak – Ambassador of the Russian Federation to the U.S.
- Born in 1950.
- Graduated from Moscow Engineering Physics Institute in 1973, as well as from USSR Academy of Foreign Trade in 1977.
- Employee of the Foreign Ministry of the Russian Federation since 1977.
- 1981-1985 – Second Secretary of the Permanent Mission of the USSR to the UN in New York.
- 1985-1989 – First Secretary, Counselor of the Embassy of the USSR to the U.S.
- 1989-1991 – Deputy Director of the Department of International Organizations of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the USSR.
- 1991-1993 – Deputy Director of the Department of International Scientific and Technical Cooperation of the Foreign Ministry of the USSR/Russia.
- 1993-1995 – Director of the Department of International Scientific and Technical Cooperation of the Foreign Ministry of Russia.
- 1995-1998 – Director of the Department of Security Affairs and Disarmament of the Foreign Ministry of Russia.
- 1998-2003 – Ambassador of the Russian Federation to the Kingdom of Belgium and, simultaneously, Permanent Representative of Russia to NATO in Brussels, Belgium
- 2003-2008 – Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs.
- Holds a diplomatic rank of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary.
- Speaks English and French.
- Married, with one adult daughter.
This public affairs event is part of the Tennessee World Affairs Council’s education programs to generate interest in our community to know more about the world and America’s global challenges. It is provided in association with Belmont University.
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