The Ambassadorial Series is a collection of interviews with nine former U.S. ambassadors to Russia and the Soviet Union, presented in video, podcast and PDF format, for use by scholars and students of international relations. A new segment, the interview with Ambassador John Sullivan by Jill Dougherty has been recorded in January 2023 and added to the Ambassadorial Series.
In his interview for the Ambassadorial Series John Sullivan, US Ambassador to Russia for both the Trump and Biden administrations, shares his experience during the phase of increasingly tense relations between the United States and Russia that culminated in the February 24, 2022 invasion of Ukraine.
Ambassador John J. Sullivan
The Ambassadorial Series: Deans of U.S.–Russia Diplomacy with Dr. Hanna Notte
The second season, The Ambassadorial Series: Deans of U.S.–Russia Diplomacy, engages three of the ambassadors in more depth, with a particular focus on the 1990s. It consists of interviews with Ambassadors Jack F. Matlock, Thomas R. Pickering, and James F. Collins. The interviews are conducted by Dr. Hanna Notte and comprised of two parts, about one hour each.
Ambassador Jack F. Matlock
Ambassador Thomas R. Pickering
Ambassador James F. Collins
The first season of The Ambassadorial Series featured the eight former United States ambassadors to Moscow interviewed by Jill Dougherty. Watch the first season.
This series was made possible in part by a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York. The statements made and views expressed are solely the responsibility of the author.
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