The Reves Center for International Studies and the Institute for the Theory and Practice of International Relations (ITPIR) invite you to a conversation with special guest John Beyrle P'14, former US Ambassador to Russia (2008-2012).
The conversation will be moderated by W&M Professor Stephen Hanson, Vice Provost for International Affairs.
5:30PM Welcome reception
6:00PM A Conversation with John Beyrle P'14
7:00PM Cocktails & hors d'oeuvres
Kindly RSVP by March 21, 2017.
About the Speaker: John Beyrle P'14
Ambassador John Beyrle served as an American diplomat for more than three decades in foreign postings and domestic assignments focused on Central and Eastern Europe, the Soviet Union, and Russia. He was twice appointed ambassador: to Bulgaria (2005-08) and to Russia (2008-12). Ambassador Beyrle received the Presidential Meritorious Service Award during the Administration of George W. Bush, and the Presidential Distinguished Service Award from President Obama. Secretary of State Clinton presented him with the Distinguished Service Award, the State Department’s highest honor. He retired from the Foreign Service in 2012. Ambassador Beyrle serves on the board of directors of the U.S. Russia Foundation for Economic Advancement and the Rule of Law and provides consulting services to non-profit and corporate clients.
A native of Muskegon, Michigan, Mr. Beyrle received a B.A. with honors from Grand Valley State University (1975) and an M.S. as a Distinguished Graduate of the National War College (1996), where he later taught as a visiting professor of national security studies. He speaks Bulgarian, Czech, French, German and Russian. He is married to Jocelyn Greene, also a retired Foreign Service officer. They have two daughters.
Source: The Eurasia Foundation