Russia's invasion of Ukraine poses the most serious challenge to American statecraft since 9/11 and threatens to overturn the post-Cold War security order in Europe.
Join PCFR as we welcome Former Ambassador and Professor of the Practice Emeritus at the Bush School of Government and Public Service Larry Napper, who will lead a discussion of the origins and conduct of the Ukraine war and why it matters for the United States. As a former U.S. Ambassador of Latvia and Kazakhstan, Ambassador Napper will examine the sources of Putin's conduct, theories of victory for Russia and Ukraine, and possible future evolution of Putin's war on Ukraine.
We will hold PCFR's annual meeting following the program. Bar and appetizers will be available.
Ambassador (ret) Larry C. Napper is Professor of the Practice Emeritus of International Affairs of the Bush School of Government and Public Service, with teaching and research interests in the history and practice of American Diplomacy and the politics of Russia, Ukraine, and the other states of the former Soviet Union. Ambassador Napper served in the United States Foreign Service (1974-2004) in numerous diplomatic assignments, including as Director of the Office of Soviet Union Affairs in the State Department and U.S. Ambassador to Latvia (1995-98) and Kazakhstan (2001-2004). Napper and his wife Mary currently live in Prescott, Arizona where he teaches courses on Russia and U.S. National Security Policy at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University.