Jack Foust Matlock, Jr., a 35-year career veteran of the United States Foreign Service and America’s ambassador to the Soviet Union when the Cold War ended (1986-1991), will be the featured speaker at the Center for Global Peace and Conflict Studies’ 19th annual Margolis Lecture.  An adjunct professor of international and public affairs at Columbia University and the author of Superpower Illusions: How Myths and False Ideologies Led America Astray – and How to Return to Reality, Matlock will discuss the forces that brought about the end of the Cold War and provide personal insight on foreign policy lessons learned that are still important today.  His talk commemorates the up-coming 20th anniversary of the end of the Cold War.  

Tuesday, March 9, 2010
7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Social Science Hall 100, University of California, Irvine

Books available for purchase & signing following lecture

This lecture is free and open to the public. Parking is available for $8.00 in the Social Science Parking Structure on the corner of Campus Drive and Stanford. Please RSVP to Sandy Cushman, scushman@uci.edu or 949-824-3344, by March 2.

Background:
Matlock has held academic posts since leaving the U.S. Foreign Service in 1991, including George F. Kennan Professor at the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton (1996-2001), and Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Professor in the Practice of International Diplomacy at Columbia University (1991-1996). He is also the author of Reagan and Gorbachev: How the Cold War Ended and Autopsy on an Empire: The American Ambassador's Account of the Collapse of the Soviet Union.
       
The Margolis Lecture series annually brings to campus distinguished political and policy-making leaders who speak on important international aff airs issues. Established in 1991, the series honors Julius Margolis, economics professor emeritus and founding CGPACS board member. This year’s lecture is made possible by CGPACS, Center for Citizen Peacebuilding, Institute on Global Confl ict and Cooperation (IGCC), and Peace Gift.

For more information, please visit www.cgpacs.uci.edu or www.socsci.uci.edu/~cpb.

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