Russian Ambassador To The U.S. To Speak At UVU Nov. 15
November 8, 2011
For Immediate Release
University Marketing & Communications: Mike Rigert (801) 863-6807
Written by: Faith Heaton, (435) 691-3263
Sergey I. Kislyak, the ambassador of the Russian Federation to the United States, will be speaking at UVU on Tuesday, Nov. 15, about Russian relations with America. The lecture will take place at 4 p.m. in the UVU Library, room 120, and is free and open to students, faculty and the public.
“Rarely do universities have a diplomat of Russian Ambassador Kislyak’s stature lecture to students,” said Rusty Butler, associate vice president of UVU’s Office of International Affairs & Diplomacy. ”We are deeply honored that on his way through Utah the ambassador has agreed to meet with our university community and engage us on critical U.S.-Russia issues.”
Kislyak graduated from the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute in 1973 and from the United Soviet Socialist Republic Academy of Foreign Trade in 1977. He has served as an employee of the foreign ministry of the Russian Federation Trade since that time.
Kislyak has a long history of representing Russia in international diplomatic work, including becoming the permanent representative of Russia to NATO in Brussels, Belgium, in 2003. He has also served as Russia’s deputy minister of foreign affairs for the past five years.
Utah Valley University is located in Orem, Utah, and is home to nearly 33,000 students. UVU began as a vocational school during World War II, and in the seven decades since has evolved into a technical school, community college, state college and, finally, a comprehensive regional teaching university. UVU is one of Utahís largest institutions of higher learning and offers programs ranging from career training to high-demand master degrees, with emphasis on undergraduate education.