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Cancelled — U.S.-Russia Relations: Challenges and Opportunities

This event has been cancelled. 

The Russian Embassy has informed us that the Russian ambassador has cancelled his visit to Houston due to unexpected obligations in Washington, D.C. We apologize for any inconvenience. 


U.S.-Russia relations arguably have reached their lowest point since the end of the Cold War. On the foreign policy front, Russia and the United States find themselves on opposing sides of issues as varied as the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, the simmering conflict in Ukraine and Syria’s ongoing civil war.

At this Director’s Lecture Series event, H.E. Anatoly Antonov, Russia’s ambassador to the United States, will address the current state of the bilateral relationship from the Russian perspective and participate in a moderated discussion with Baker Institute director Edward P. Djerejian.

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6:00 p.m. — Reception
6:30 p.m. — Presentation



The cost of attendance is $15. Members of the Baker Institute Roundtable and Roundtable Emerging Leaders receive complimentary admission with the promotional code included in their email invitation.




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Director’s Lecture Series

The Director’s Lecture Series was created and endowed by Ambassador Edward P. Djerejian and Mrs. Françoise Djerejian to provide a specific forum for Baker Institute Roundtable members, faculty and students to engage in the most relevant and pressing issues we face today.


Featured Speaker

Russian President Vladimir Putin appointed H.E. Anatoly Antonov as ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary of the Russian federation to the United States on August 21, 2017. He was previously deputy foreign minister on issues of military and political security from 2016 to 2017 and deputy minister of defense from 2011 to 2016. Antonov received a Ph.D. in political science from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations and is fluent in Russian, English and Burmese.



Wed, April 10, 2019
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Central


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Houston, Texas 77005

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