Dickey Center Director Tori Holt will moderate a conversation with the Center's Magro Family Distinguished Fellow in International Affairs and recent Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for European and NATO Policy Spencer Boyer and Ambassador William Taylor, Chargé d'Affaires, US Embassy, Kyiv (2019) and US Ambassador to Ukraine (2006-2009). The three will discuss the current state of the Russia-Ukraine War on the eve of the 2nd anniversary of its start.
The event will be livestreamed and recorded. Please register here.
Organized in collaboration with the Alexander Hamilton Society at Dartmouth.
Ambassador William B. Taylor is vice president, Europe and Russia at the U.S. Institute of Peace. In 2019, he served as chargé d’affaires at the U.S. embassy in Kyiv and as the U.S. ambassador to Ukraine from 2006 to 2009. During the Arab Spring, he oversaw U.S. assistance and support to Egypt, Tunisia, Libya and Syria. He served in Jerusalem as the U.S. government's representative to the Mideast Quartet. He served in Kabul in 2002 and in Baghdad in 2004.
In the 1990s, Ambassador Taylor coordinated U.S. assistance to the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. He earlier served on the staff of Senator Bill Bradley.
Ambassador Taylor is a graduate of West Point and Harvard’s Kennedy School and served as an infantry platoon leader and combat company commander in the U.S. Army in Vietnam and Germany.