Sergey Kislyak was appointed Russian Ambassador to the United States in 2008. Prior to that he served as Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador of the Russian Federation to the Kingdom of Belgium and Permanent Representative of Russia to NATO. Moreover, he held the positions of Director of the Department of Security Affairs and Disarmament and Director of the Department of International Scientific and Technical Cooperation of the Foreign Ministry of Russia. He has vast experience in Russian foreign affairs, particularly with regards to the United States.
This event is co-sponsored by the Center for Russian, Eastern European and Eurasian Studies.