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Panel discussion: End of the Evil Empire

Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021 - 7 p.m.

Location: Bazarsky Lecture Hall

Event Type: Pell Center, Public Event

Audience: Public

Contact: Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy
Phone: (401) 341-2927

On Christmas Day in 1991, the red hammer and sickle flag of the Soviet Union was lowered over the Kremlin, marking the collapse of the communist empire and the formal end of the Cold War. Join the Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy for a look back at the events of 1991, the legacy of the Soviet Union in world affairs, and the state of East-West relations today.

Panelists include:

  • Evelyn N. Farkas, former deputy assistant secretary of defense for Russia, Ukraine, Eurasia, Balkans, Caucasus.
  • George Krol, former ambassador to Belarus, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan and deputy assistant secretary of state for Central Asian affairs.
  • Peter Zwack, retired brigadier general who served in Afghanistan, Kosovo, Russia, South Korea and West Germany.