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Keynote Lecture Ambassador William Taylor
February 28 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Office of International Programs Welcomes
Ambassador William Taylor
Former Ambassador of Ukraine
Tuesday, Feb. 28 | Lory Student Center
Lecture: 4-5 p.m. at Ballroom D
Live streaming https://youtu.be/NMR_jwOAW-4
William B. Taylor, U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine
Ambassador William B. Taylor is an American diplomat, government official, and former military officer. He served as the United States ambassador to Ukraine from 2006 to 2009 under President Bush and Obama, and as chargé d’affaires at the U.S. embassy in Kyiv from June 2019 to January 2020. Currently, he is vice president for Russia and Europe at the U.S. Institute of Peace.
Ambassador Taylor also served as the U.S. government’s representative to the Mideast Quartet, which facilitated the Israeli disengagement from Gaza and parts of the West Bank. He served in Baghdad as the first director of the Iraq Reconstruction Management Office from 2004 to 2005, and in Kabul as coordinator of international and U.S. assistance to Afghanistan from 2002 to 2003. Ambassador Taylor also coordinated U.S. assistance to the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. During the Arab Spring, he oversaw U.S. assistance and support to Egypt, Tunisia, Libya, and Syria.
Ambassador Taylor is a graduate of West Point and Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, and served as an infantry platoon leader and combat company commander in the U.S. Army in Vietnam and Germany.