Ambassador Jack Matlock - "Russia Under Putin and How to Work with It" - Stevenson Center on Democracy

Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm

A luncheon, presentation, and book signing with Ambassador Jack Matlock on Superpower Illusions: How Myths and False Ideologies Led America Astray - And How to Return to Reality (Yale University, Press, 2010); Reagan and Gorbachev: How the Cold War Ended.

At the Union League Club of Chicago

Luncheon and Presentation: $50.00 per person

For more information and to register, please go to The Stevenson Center on Democracy at: www.stevensoncenterondemocracy.org/events.html or call the center at: 773-633-5661

Ambassador Jack Matlock is a Visiting Scholar and Rubenstein Fellow at Duke University. Previously he was a U.S. Foreign Service for 35 years. He served as Ambassador to the Soviet Union from 1987 – 1991, Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs and Senior Director for European and Soviet Affairs on the National Security Council Staff from 1983 – 1986, and Ambassador to Czechoslovakia from 1981.

Before his appointment to Moscow as Ambassador, Mr. Matlock served three tours at the American Embassy in the Soviet Union from 1961 – 1981. His other Foreign Service assignments were in Vienna, Munich, Accra, Zanzibar and Dar es Salaam, in addition to tours in Washington as Director of Soviet Affairs in the State Department (1971 – 74) and as Deputy Director of the Foreign Service Institute (1979 -80). Before entering the Foreign Service, Mr. Matlock was Instructor in Russian Language and Literature at Dartmouth College (1953-

Since his retirement from the Foreign Service in 1991, he has held academic posts at Columbia University, Princeton University, Hamilton College, Mt. Holyoke College and the Institute for Advanced Study where he was the George F. Kennan Professor from 1996- to 2001.

He is the author of Superpower Illusions: How Myths and False Ideologies Led America Astray - And How to Return to Reality (Yale University, Press, 2010); Reagan and Gorbachev: How the Cold War Ended (Random House, 2004, paperback edition 2005); Autopsy on an Empire: The American Ambassador’s Account of the Collapse of the Soviet Union, (Random House, 1995) among others.

Event Location: 
The Union League Club of Chicago
65 West Jackson Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60604