Johns Hopkins SAIS to host “The Current State of U.S.-Russian Relations” with Ambassador Sergey I. Kislyak on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016


“The Current State of U.S.-Russian Relations,” a discussion with Ambassador Sergey I. Kislyak, will be hosted at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).

The conversation will be an opportunity to address areas of cooperation between Russia and the United States regarding Syria, the future of U.S.-Russian relations following the U.S. presidential election, and security cooperation to combat transnational threats including terrorism.

The discussion is hosted by Dean Vali Nasr, The Foreign Policy Institute and the SAIS Russia-Eurasia Club.

Sergey I. Kislyak
Ambassador of the Russian Federation to the U.S.

Ambassador Shirin Tahir-Kheli
Senior Fellow at the Foreign Policy Institute 

Time and Date
4:30-6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Johns Hopkins SAIS
Kenney Herter Auditorium
1740 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036

The event is open to the public and media, with registration. Members of the working press can send RSVPs to Camera setup will only be permitted from 3:30-4:15 p.m.

Media Contact
Stacy A. Anderson
Communications Manager
Johns Hopkins SAIS
202.663.5620 office
202.853.7983 mobile

About the Speaker

Sergey I. Kislyak serves as the Ambassador of the Russian Federation to the United States. He previously was the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs from 2003 to 2008. He served simultaneously as the Ambassador of the Russian Federation to the Kingdom of Belgium, and the Permanent Representative of Russia to NATO in Brussels, Belgium, from 1998 to 2003. Kislyak has worked in the Foreign Ministry of the Russian Federation since 1997, including a variety of high-level positions. He graduated from Moscow Engineering Physics Institute in 1973, and the USSR Academy of Foreign Trade in 1977.

About Johns Hopkins SAIS

A division of Johns Hopkins University, the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) is a global institution that offers students an international perspective on today’s critical issues. For more than 70 years, Johns Hopkins SAIS has produced great leaders, thinkers, and practitioners of international relations. The school offers a global perspective across three campus locations: Bologna, Italy; Nanjing, China; and Washington, DC. Public leaders and private sector executives alike seek the counsel of the faculty, whose ideas and research inform and shape policy. The school’s interdisciplinary curriculum is strongly rooted in the study of international economics, international relations, and regional studies, preparing students to address multifaceted challenges in the world today.

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