IAF Secretary of State to discuss Ukraine Russia NATO

The International Affairs Forum continues on Tuesday, November 8 at 11 a.m. EST. This virtual event will focus on Ukraine, Russia, and NATO with Ambassador John Kornblum, former U.S. assistant secretary of state for European affairs and former U.S. ambassador to Germany.

Ambassdor Kornblum has a deep record of service in the United States and Europe both as a diplomat and as a businessman. He is recognized as an expert on U.S.-European political and economic relations, in particular in Central and Eastern Europe. He served as the U.S. ambassador to Germany from 1997 to 2001. Before that, he was U.S. assistant secretary of state for European affairs in the Clinton administration – a critical phase for Europe and Russia just after the collapse of the Soviet Union. He was special envoy for the Dayton Peace Process, U.S. ambassador to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (Helsinki Process), deputy U.S. ambassador to NATO, and U.S. minister and deputy commandant of forces in divided Berlin. Kornblum was born in Detroit, MI. He earned a B.A. from Michigan State University in 1964 and has been the recipient of many awards, including a Knights Cross of the Order of Merit from Germany and an Order of Merit from Austria. He will connect with IAF from his home in Germany.

Jack Segal will moderate the discussion. Segal is a former senior U.S. diplomat and former IAF Board co-chair. In the Clinton administration, he was the National Security Council director for Russia, Ukraine and Eurasia, and served ten years as senior political advisor to the NATO Commander where he was responsible for Afghanistan policy. He is an active instructor at NMC Extended Education on a variety of global affairs topics.

This virtual event will be available to livestream on Zoom. Registration is required with a suggested donation of $10.

All IAF regular season events are open to the public. Current students and educators receive free access with registration. For livestream registration and event details, visit TCIAF.com.