Monday, March 29, 2021 12:00 PM
What I’ve Learned: With William
B. Taylor, former U.S. Ambassador, Kyiv, Ukraine.
12pm (noon) – 1pm
Please join the Maxwell School, Washington DC for What
I’ve Learned, a monthly speaker series hosted by Assistant Dean Mark R.
Jacobson. This month our guest is William Taylor, former U.S. Ambassador in
Kyiv, Ukraine (2006-2009) and charge d’affairs in 2019. Ambassador Taylor,
will discuss his experiences from West Point to Vietnam and Capitol Hill, as
well as the challenges of diplomatic work dealing with a host of complex issues
in politically sensitive situations in Europe, the Middle East, and
Afghanistan. The conversation will also include a discussion of the current
state of U.S. policy in Ukraine and Russia and the challenges facing the
Taylor is vice president,
Strategic Stability and Security at the U.S. Institute of Peace. In 2019 he
served as the charge d’affairs in Ukraine, having previously served as
Ambassador. Previously, he served in key diplomatic roles including as the US
representative to the Mideast Quartet, the director of the Iraq Reconstruction
Management Office, and the coordinator of international and US assistance to
Afghanistan. He also served as the coordinator of US assistance to the former
USSR and Eastern Europe. Earlier in his career Taylor served on the staff of
Sen. Bill Bradley. He is a West Point Graduate, holds an MA from Harvard, and
served as an infantry officer in Vietnam.
Please contact Jackie Rivera (firstname.lastname@example.org) for any questions.