Former Ambassador to the Soviet Union, Jack Matlock, and Former Ambassador to Estonia, Aldona Wos, discuss present day tensions between the United States and Russia at 6:00pm in Sanford 04 on Monday, November 2nd. This event is free and open to the public. Parking may be found in the Science Dr. Visitors Lot.
During his 35 years in the American Foreign Service (1956-1991), Jack Matlock served as Ambassador to the Soviet Union from 1987 to 1991, Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs and Senior Director for European and Soviet Affairs on the National Security Council Staff from 1983 until 1986, and Ambassador to Czechoslovakia from 1981 to 1983. Before his appointment to Moscow as Ambassador, Mr. Matlock served three tours at the American Embassy in the Soviet Union between 1961 and 1981.
Dr. Aldona Sofia Wos was nominated to serve as U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Estonia by President George W. Bush in 2004. During her tenure, Dr. Wos focused on winning the hearts and minds of the next generation of Estonian leaders, Russian integration, HIV/AIDS prevention in Estonia, and the preservation of Estonian culture. She concluded her tour of service in December 2006. In 2008, Dr. Wos was presented with the Ellis Island Medal of Honor, and in 2010 she was invested in the Sovereign Order of Malta. In 2013, North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory appointed Dr. Wos to serve as Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services.