February 2, 2016 at 7:30 a.m.
February 2, 2016 at 9:30 a.m.
International Business Council Breakfast
featuring H.E. Sergey I. Kislyak
Ambassador of the Russian Federation to the United States
Join the International Business Council in partnership with the Tennessee World Affairs Council on Tuesday, February 2, 2016 for an IBC breakfast conversation featuring H.E. Sergey I. Kislyak, Ambassador of the Russian Federation to the U.S. This is the first time a Russian Ambassador has visited Nashville.
Ambassador Kislyak will discuss the current political and economic relationship between Russia and the U.S., opportunities to enrich this relationship through trade and cultural exchange, and security and defense issues.
About Ambassador Kislyak:
Ambassador Sergey I. Kislyak became Ambassador of Russia to the United States on September 16, 2008. Kislyak graduated from the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute in 1973 and from the USSR Academy of Foreign Trade in 1977.
He served as Second Secretary at the Russian Permanent Mission to the United Nations in New York (1981-85); First Secretary and Counselor at the Russian Embassy in Washington (1985-89); Deputy Director of the Department of International Organizations (1989-91); Deputy Director of the Department of International Scientific and Technical Cooperation (1991-93) and then Director (1993-95); and Director of the Department of Security Affairs and Disarmament (1995-98).
Kislyak served as Ambassador to Belgium and simultaneously as Russia’s permanent representative to NATO in Brussels (1998-2003), and later as Russia’s Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs (2003-2008).
He speaks Russian, English and French.
7:30-8:15 a.m. – Registration, networking and light continental breakfast
8:15-9:15 a.m. – Program
9:15-9:30 a.m. – Networking
$20 Chamber Members
$25 Future Chamber Members