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Ukraine: The Only Hot War in Europe

07/22/2020 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM MT


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Join WorldDenver as we welcome Ambassador William B. Taylor. He will share his expertise regarding historic and rising tensions between Russia and Ukraine, making the case that the current situation of aggression toward Ukraine threatens Europe, the United States and international security.

Members & Partners: $15 (Use code "WDMEMBER")
Non-Members: $25

About Our Speaker

Ambassador William Taylor

William B. Taylor is vice president, Strategic Stability and Security at the U.S. Institute of Peace. Last year, he served as chargé d’affaires at the U.S. embassy in Kyiv. During the Arab Spring, he oversaw U.S. assistance and support to Egypt, Tunisia, Libya and Syria. He served as the U.S. ambassador to Ukraine from 2006 to 2009.

He also served as the U.S. government's representative to the Mideast Quartet, which facilitated the Israeli disengagement from Gaza and parts of the West Bank. He served in Baghdad as the first director of the Iraq Reconstruction Management Office from 2004 to 2005, and in Kabul as coordinator of international and U.S. assistance to Afghanistan from 2002 to 2003. Ambassador Taylor was also coordinator of U.S. assistance to the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. He earlier served on the staff of Senator Bill Bradley.

He is a graduate of West Point and Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government and served as an infantry platoon leader and combat company commander in the U.S. Army in Vietnam and Germany.

He is married with two adult children.

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