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Former Secretary of State James Baker III Speaking on "U.S. Relations with Russia"

Former U.S. Secretary of State James Baker III will speak on "U.S. Relations with Russia" at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs on Friday, March 3, at 4:30 p.m. in McCosh 50.

The talk is being webcast at http://www.princeton.edu/WebMedia .

Baker, a member of Princeton's Class of 1952, served in senior overnment positions under three presidents. As secretary of state during the Bush administration, he traveled to 90 foreign countries as the United States confronted the unprecedented challenges presented by the post Cold-War era. He ended his tenure in the Bush administration as White House chief of staff. He had previously served as the secretary of the treasury, chair of the President's Economic Council, and White House chief of staff during the Reagan administration, and as the undersecretary of commerce for the Ford administration.

Baker, who received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1991, is currently a senior partner in the law firm of Baker & Botts, and honorary chairman of the Baker Institute for Public Policy at Rice University.

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