Russia: Adversary or Partner to the US

Tuesday, December 18
7:00-8:00 pm

Russia and the United States are members of the Security Council “Permanent 5″ at the United Nations. Their history has been both collaborative and conflictual. In the age of Putin, Crimea, the Syrian Civil War, the Iran Nuclear Agreement, Cyber security and Sanctions, what opportunities and challenges await us? Dr. Kambalov, having served at the UN in various posts over 20 years, brings his expertise to explore this subject and will welcome q and a.

About our presenter: Dr. Sergei Kambalov was the Executive Coordinator of the United Nations Global Alliance for Information and Communication Technologies and Development before retirement in 2010 after 21 years of service at the UN. Prior to joining the UN in 1989, he was a First Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the USSR, and before that he worked in academic research on international economic relations. He has several academic publications, including a book on economic sanctions as a tool of foreign policy. Born in Riga, he grew up in Novosibirsk. He has graduated magna cum laude from the Department of Economics of the Moscow State University and has a PhD in International Economics from the Diplomatic Academy, Moscow. Sergei is a patented inventor. He and his wife live in Middlebury, Connecticut. They have four children and five grandchildren.

This presentation is being brought to us by the United Nations Association of Connecticut.

Registration is required. To register please call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444.