The Federal Bar Association (FBA) International Law Section has invited members and friends of the Washington Foreign Law Society to a luncheon featuring former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine, Steven Pifer. It will take place on December 6, 2016, from 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the DACOR-Bacon House, 1801 F St. N.W., Washington, D.C.
The present administration sought a “reset” in U.S.-Russia relations, a move often criticized as ineffective, especially in light of Russia’s annexation of Crimea. Ambassador Pifer will lend his knowledge and expertise about the region and its conflicts while discussing Ukrainian-Russian relations in the context of the upcoming new administration.
Ambassador Pifer is a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, where he focuses on arms control, Ukraine, and Russia. A retired Foreign Service officer, his tenure at the State Department spanned more than twenty-five years and included assignments as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State with responsibilities for Russia and Ukraine (2001-2004), U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine (1998-2000), and Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Russia, Ukraine, and Eurasia on the National Security Council (1996-1997). He also served in Warsaw, Geneva, Moscow, and London.
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