The Ukraine-Russia Crisis and U.S. Foreign Policy

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 12:30pm - 2:00pm
1900 W. Olney Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19141
Philadelphia, PA 19141
United States


The Honorable William F. Burns, Major General, U.S. Army, Retired

H.E. Ambassador Jack F. Matlock


William F. Burns, ninth Director of the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency, graduated from La Salle College in 1954 and from Princeton University in 1969 with a master’s degree in public affairs. Burns commanded several nuclear delivery field artillery units, culminating in brigade command in Germany in the mid-1970s. He served as head of a Department of the Army task force to develop requirements for a new tactical missile system.He was appointed by President Reagan as head of the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency in 1987. In 1992, he was President Bush’s special envoy to Russia and other states of the former Soviet Union to negotate the terms of U.S. assistance to dismantle former Soviet nuclear weapons. 


Jack F. Matlock Jr. is a former American ambassador, a career Foreign Service Officer, a teacher, a historian, and a linguist. He was U.S. Ambassador to the Soviet Union from 1987 to 1991. His 35-year career encompassed much of the Cold War period between the Soviet Union and the United States.. He was Director of Soviet Affairs in the State Department and attended all but one of the U.S.-Soviet summits held between 1972 and 1991. Reagan appointed him as ambassador to Czechoslovakia and asked him to return to Washington in 1983 to work at the National Security Council to help develop a negotiating 

strategy to end the arms race.

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