Madison Committee
on Foreign Relations

Russia: Dealing with Conflict in Ukraine

  • Monday, September 22, 2014
  • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Lowell Center, Room 118, 610 Langdon Street, Madison WI


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Event co-sponsored by

UW Madison CREECA (Center for Russia, East Europe and Central Asia) - Division of International Studies

Ambassador Ian Kelly
Diplomat-in-Residence for the Midwest

Ambassador Kelly has twenty years of experience as a senior State Department official dealing with Russia and Security issues.  Among his key assignments were Director of the Office of Russian Affairs (2007-2009) and Ambassador to Organization for Cooperation in Europe (2010-2013), an organization designed to bridge the gap between Europe and the U.S. and Russia on security issues.   He has a PhD from Columbia in Russian Language and Literature.

Ambassador Kelly will attempt to sort out Russian motives, strategy and tactics in the current crisis.  President Putin is asserting Russian economic and security interests in the Former Soviet Union by aggressively occupying fragments of territory in Ukraine and earlier in Georgia and Moldova.  This tactic aims to delegitimize the governments, and limit their associations and policy choices.   The Ambassador will discuss measures to both strengthen Ukraine, and restore constructive relations with Russia within peaceful post-Cold War norms.

Ambassador Kelly will be expressing his personal views, and not necessarily the views of the US Department of State.

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