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TALK | What’s Old is New: A Personal Perspective on the INF Treaty, the End of the Last Cold War and the Start of a New One
TALK | What’s Old is New: A Personal Perspective on the INF Treaty, the End of the Last Cold War and the Start of a New One
WhenThursday, May 25, 2017, 1:30 – 3 p.m.
Campus locationCommunications Building (CMU)
Campus room218D
Event typesLectures/Seminars
Description

Justin Lifflander moved to Moscow in the fall of 1987, armed with a degree in Soviet Studies, enough Russian to dodge a traffic ticket, and a yearning to become a US intelligence officer. Things didn’t work out as he planned. He tells the story of the warming relations between the super powers—first from the perspective of an embassy driver, then as a missile inspector in the provincial town of Votkinsk, trusting but verifying INF Treaty implementation. Thirty years later— still in Russia— career and family have given him a broad set of friends, acquaintances and experiences that provide for a unique view of Russia’s relations with the rest of the world.

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