A former ambassador to the Soviet Union under former president Ronald Reagan will address relations with Russia in the aftermath of the Cold War during a lecture Monday, Oct. 3, at Emory & Henry College.
Jack Matlock, a career diplomat, served as special assistant to President Reagan for National Security from 1983 to 1986 and as ambassador to the Soviet Union from 1987 to 1991. More recently, he served on the faculties of Princeton and Columbia universities.
His speech, which begins at 7:30 p.m. in the E&H Memorial Chapel, will deal with current U.S.-Russian relations and lessons to be learned from the Cold War.
Matlock is the author of Superpower Illusions (2010) and Reagan and Gorbachev: How the Cold War Ended (2004).
His lecture is free and open to the public.