Russia's War against Ukraine

  • 11/10/2023
  • 12:00 PM (PST)
  • Charlie's Restaurant, 1320 19th Hole Drive, Windsor CA
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With Steven Pifer, former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine

Ambassador Pifer's sponsor will be Linda Lambert,
member of the WACSC Board

In February 2022, Russia launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine, which is now the largest and bloodiest war that Europe has seen since World War II concluded in 1945. This talk will discuss the motives of Vladimir Putin and the Kremlin for this war of choice, the course of the conflict thus far and key Kremlin miscalculations. It will also look at U.S. policy and how the war might proceed in the future as well as some future implications for Ukraine and Russia.

Health note: We suggest that attendees be vaccinated and wear masks except while eating.

Please note: Registration will close at the end of November 7 or when restaurant capacity is reached.  You will be able to be placed on a Waitlist after that time.

Meal choices:  Chicken Parmesan or Vegetarian Ravioli
 Includes salad, dessert, and coffee, iced tea, or water.

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About Steven Pifer

Steven Pifer, former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, retired from the Foreign Service after more than 25 years of service. His work focused on Russia, Ukraine, nuclear arms control, and European security.

His long involvement with the Department of State included a variety of assignments as deputy assistant secretary; special assistant to the President; and senior director for Russia, Ukraine and Eurasia on the National Security Council. He also served at the U.S. embassies in Warsaw, Moscow and London as well as with the U.S. delegation to the negotiation on intermediate-range nuclear forces in Geneva.

Mr. Pifer is currently affiliated with the Center for International Security and Cooperation at Stanford and a nonresident senior fellow with the Brookings Institution. He is author of The Eagle and the Trident: U.S.-Ukraine Relations in Turbulent Times.

You won’t want to miss this talk!

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