A light lunch will be served.
Join us for a public conversation with former Ambassadors Jack Matlock (Russia) and Robert Pearson (Turkey) and visiting scholar Dimitar Bechev.
Co-sponsored by the Duke University Middle Eastern Studies Center (DUMESC), the Center for Slavic, Eurasion, and East European Studies, the Center for International & Global Studies, the Department of Political Science, and the Forum for Scholars and Publics.
Jack Matlock is a career diplomat who served on the front lines of American diplomacy during the Cold War. During his 35 years in the American Foreign Service (1956-1991), he served as Ambassador to the Soviet Union from 1987 to 1991, Special Assistant to the President for ...
The Middle East Institute
Ambassador (ret) W. Robert Pearson is a non-resident scholar at The Middle East Institute. He focuses on Turkey with particular emphasis on U.S.-Turkey relations. His areas of interest include Turkey's relations with the EU, with Russia, with Middle Eastern countries, and with ...
European Policy Institute
Dimitar Bechev is the director of the European Policy Institute, a think-tank based in Sofia, Bulgaria. Previously, he held research fellowships at Harvard University, University of Oxford, and the London School of Economics, and headed the Sofia office of the European Council on Foreign ...