October 10, 2007; 6:00 - 7:30 pm
The Mark Twain House and Museum Visitors Center, Lincoln Financial Auditorium, 351 Farmington Ave, Hartford, CT
The World Affairs Council & The Connecticut Humanities Council Foreign Policy Series
"Russia and the United States"
with Ambassador Jack Mattlock and Thomas Graham
Talk of a new Cold War may be premature, but relations between Russia and the U.S. have worsened considerably in the last few years. With the collapse of the Soviet Union, people in both countries hopes and anticipated that some form of a strategic partnership, predicated on a set of common interests, would take root. The vision of this partnership has clashed with reality at various times over the past ten years, as the relationship has fallen short of the high expectations and aspirations held by citizens and politicians in both countries. The U.S.-Russian relationship is at a crossroads today at a time when both countries face a number of critical national security issues that require their strategic cooperation.
These are some of the issues that will be discussed by two of America's foremost experts on U.S. foreign policy toward Russia, Ambassador Jack Matlock and Thomas Graham, as part of the World Affairs Council and Connecticut Humanities Council's Foreign Policy series, on Wednesday, October 10, sponsored by WorldBusiness Capital, Inc. Ambassador Jack Matlock is a former Ambassador to the Soviet Union and author of numerous books and articles on U.S.-Russian relations. Mr. Graham is a Senior Director at Kissinger McLarty Associates and a former Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Russian Affairs at the National Security Council. In their remarks, the speakers will provide a recent historical context for U.S.-Russian relations as they highlight the key points in the bilateral relationship from the late Gorbachev period in the 1990s up through today. They will also comment on the most compelling issues that define the current state of U.S.-Russian relations as both countries prepare for their presidential elections in 2008.
WACCT & CT Humanities Council Members $10
General Admission $15
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