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Turkish-Russian Relations


Feb 16 2018


12:00 pm - 1:30 pm


Forum for Scholars and Publics

011 Old Chemistry Building, Duke's West Campus Quad

Turkish-Russian Relations

The Grey Wolf & Bear: Turkish-Russian Relations

A Conversation with Jack Matlock, Robert Pearson, and Dimitar Bechev

Join us for a public conversation with former Ambassadors Jack Matlock (Russia) and Robert Pearson (Turkey) and visiting scholar Dimitar Bechev.

Free and open to the public. Light lunch served. Co-sponsored by the Duke University Middle Eastern Studies Center (DUMESC), the Center for Slavic, Eurasion, and East European Studies, the Center for International & Global Studies, the Department of Political Science, and the Forum for Scholars and Publics.


Jack Matlock

Jack Matlock is a career diplomat who served on the front lines of American diplomacy during the Cold War. During his 35 years in the American Foreign Service (1956-1991), he served as Ambassador to the Soviet Union from 1987 to 1991, Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs…...

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Robert Pearson

The Middle East Institute

Ambassador (ret) W. Robert Pearson is a non-resident scholar at The Middle East Institute. He focuses on Turkey with particular emphasis on U.S.-Turkey relations. His areas of interest include Turkey's relations with the EU, with Russia, with Middle Eastern countries, and with Central and East Asia in addition to the…...

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Dimitar Bechev

European Policy Institute

Dimitar Bechev is the director of the European Policy Institute, a think-tank based in Sofia, Bulgaria. Previously, he held research fellowships at Harvard University, University of Oxford, and the London School of Economics, and headed the Sofia office of the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR). Dr. Bechev has written…...

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