The World Affairs Council in association with Belmont University presented H.E. Sergey I. Kislyak, Ambassador of the Russian Federation to the United States and distinguished diplomat at a town hall meeting to talk about US-Russian relations. Ambassador Kislyak talked with a group of about 250 attendees at Belmont University on bilateral issues and international challenges from his perspective in Washington. Ambassador Kislyak spoke with Belmont University Associate Provost for Interdisciplinary Studies and Global Education Dr. Mimi Barnard and fielded questions from the audience. The presentation was introduced by World Affairs Council President Patrick W. Ryan. We are pleased to present a video recording of the program for your consideration.
Run Time: 53M38S
Recorded: Feb. 1, 2016
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Ambassador Sergey I. Kislyak, Russian Federation Ambassador to the United States and Dr. Mimi Barnard at TNWAC Town Hall at Belmont University, Feb. 1, 2016
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.