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U.S. Relations with Russia and Eurasia - their current state and looking to the future

April 01, 2015 at 6:00 PM 
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The Citadel Alumni Center
69 Hagood Ave.
Charleston, SC 29403
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Ambassador Collins was the U.S. ambassador to Russia from 1997 to 2001 and is an expert on the former Soviet Union and Eurasia. He is currently a Senior Associate and Diplomat in Residence at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington D.C. Prior to joining Carnegie he served as senior adviser at a major law firm in Washington. 
 
He was ambassador-at-large and special adviser to the Secretary of State for the newly independent states in the mid-1990's and Deputy Chief of Mission and U.S. Charge d'Affaires in Moscow, also serving in Jordan and Turkey.
 
Ambassador Collins is the recipient of several State Department awards and has been active on the boards of several non-profit organizations concerned with U.S. foreign policy and relations with Russia. 
 
He is a graduate of Harvard University and received his M.A. from Indiana University. Before joining the State Department, he taught at the U.S. Naval Academy.

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