2017-2018 SPEAKERS


Date:            Monday September, 11, 2017

Speaker:      Ambassador Carey Cavanaugh

Topic:          "The Strained State of U.S.-Russian Relations"

Ambassador Carey Cavanaugh is professor of diplomacy at the University of Kentucky’s Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce. Previously he served for 22 years with the U.S. State Department where he worked on arms control, German reunification, and defense cooperation. He led the team that established the American Embassy in the Republic of Georgia; worked on conflicts in the Caucasus and Cyprus; and served as Deputy Chief-of-Mission in Switzerland.

In 2000, he served as Ambassador/Special Negotiator for Eurasia and U.S. Co-Chairman of the Minsk Group that culminated in peace talks between Armenia and Azerbaijan. He also was political advisor to Admiral Mike Mullen, U.S. Chief of Naval Operations.

Since leaving government service, he has undertaken special projects for the State Department and served as trustee of London-based NGO Conciliation Resources. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the International Institute for Strategic Studies.

He is a graduate of the University of Florida, Notre Dame University, and the U.S. Army Russian Institute.