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Former U.S. Ambassador to Moscow to speak, Nov. 16

Jack F. Matlock, the George F. Kennan Professor of Historical Studies at the Institute for Advanced Studies and former U.S. ambassador to Moscow, will lecture on "Putin and Russia's Future," on Thursday, November 16 at 4:30 p.m., Bowl 1, Robertson Hall on the Princeton campus.

As U.S. ambassador to Moscow, Matlock served the Reagan administration as the primary liaison with Soviet leadership during the Gorbachev period. A career diplomat fluent in Russian and scholastically grounded in Russian history and culture, Matlock served in the U.S.S.R. until six months before its collapse. His 1995 book, "Autopsy on an Empire," has been called a monumental work of observation and scholarship - encompassing more than thirty years of Matlock's research and personal experience as a foreign diplomat.

This lecture is cosponsored by Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, International Center, Slavic Society, and Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination . It is free and open to the public.

Contact: Justin Harmon (609) 258-3601

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