Thursday, April 21, 2022
4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
McKinney Conference Room, 111 Thayer Street
Join the Watson Institute for an informal discussion of Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Watson visiting professor Lyle Goldstein will lead the group discussion, open to all students, faculty, and staff. This week Watson Senior Fellow Ambassador Chas Freeman will open the seminar with a discussion of "The Consequences of the War in Ukraine."
Ambassador Chas W. Freeman, Jr. is a senior fellow at Brown University's Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, a former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Defense, ambassador to Saudi Arabia (during operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm), acting Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, and Chargé d'affaires at both Bangkok and Beijing. He began his diplomatic career in India but specialized in Chinese affairs. (He was the principal American interpreter during President Nixon's visit to Beijing in 1972.)