Conference Announcement

The U.S.-Soviet Relationship: Lessons of Responsible Engagement

Oct 26, 2009

In Honor of the Centennial of Andrei Gromyko, former Soviet Ambassador to the United States (1943–46) and Foreign Minister (1957–85.

Cosponsored by the Embassy of the Russian Federation to the United States and
the Kennan Institute, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Embassy of the Russian Federation
2650 Wisconsin Ave., NW
Washington, DC

Fax: (202) 298-57-35


Welcoming Remarks
H.E. Sergey Kislyak, Ambassador of the Russian Federation to the United States, and Blair A. Ruble, Director, Kennan Institute

Panel 1: World War II Alliance, Foundation of the United Nations, and the Slide to Cold War
Ilya Gaiduk, Senior Research Fellow, Institute of World History, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow
Alexander Panov, Rector, Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation
Stephen Schlesinger, Adjunct Fellow, Century Foundation, New York City, and author, Act of Creation: The Founding of The United Nations.

Anatoliy Gromyko, professor and son of Andrei Gromyko
Henry Kissinger, former U.S. Secretary of State

Panel 2: From Crisis to Détente: U.S.-Soviet Relations, 1960s-70s
Jack Matlock, former U.S. Ambassador to the Soviet Union
Nicholas Thompson, author, Hawk and the Dove; Senior Editor, Wired Magazine; and Fellow, New America Foundation
Anatoly V. Torkunov, Rector, Moscow State Institute of International Relations of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia (MGIMO-University)

Panel 3: Engaging Adversaries: Arms Control Negotiations and Superpower Relations
Avis Bohlen, Adjunct Professor, Georgetown University and former Assistant Secretary of State for Arms Control
Jack Mendelsohn, Professorial Lecturer, George Washington University and former Deputy Director of the Arms Control Association
Sergei Rogov, Director, Institute for the USA and Canadian Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences

Panel 4: The Times of Minister Andrei Gromyko from the Perspective of Today's Generation
Andrey Baykov, Alexey Dyachenko, Vladimir Nelidov, and Olga Zolotova, Moscow State Institute of International Relations of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia (MGIMO-University)
TBD, The American University and Georgetown University

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