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U.S.-Russian Conflict From Ukraine to Syria: Did U.S. Policy Contribute to It?

November 23, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Please join us for a panel discussion organized by the American Committee for East-West Accord entitled “U.S.-Russian Conflict From Ukraine to Syria: Did U.S. Policy Contribute to It?” on Monday, November 23, 2015. The general purpose of the event is to discuss questions and perspectives often missing in the current public discourse about what some observers are calling a “New Cold War.”



  • Bill Bradley: A U.S. Senator representing New Jersey for three terms, and a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2000, Bradley is a Managing Director of Allen & Company LLC. Before entering the Senate, he was a 1964 Olympic Gold Medalist in basketball and a member of New York Knicks team from 1967 to 1977, including its two NBA championship teams.
  • Stephen F. Cohen: Professor Emeritus of Russian Studies, History and Politics at New York University and Princeton University, Cohen is the author of numerous books, a regular contributor to mass media and recipient of two Guggenheim Fellowships for his scholarship.
  • Jack F. Matlock, Jr.: U.S. ambassador to the Soviet Union under Presidents Reagan and Bush, from 1987 to 1991, Matlock previously served as a Senior Director on the National Security Council and as ambassador to Czechoslovakia. Subsequently, he was Kennan Professor at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. Matlock is the author of three books and many articles about the end of the Cold War, the disintegration of the Soviet Union and U.S. foreign policy since the 1990s.
  • John Pepper: A former Chairman and CEO of the Procter & Gamble Company, Pepper has also served as Chairman of the Walt Disney Company and of the Yale Corporation. He is the author of two books, including one recounting his leading role in establishing Procter & Gamble in Russia.


Moderated by Yanni Kotsonis, Director, Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia, Professor of History and Russian and Slavic Studies.

This event is co-sponsored by The Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs

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