Conversations with Diplomats

The Harriman Institute community of faculty and alumni includes many experts on U.S.-Russia relations. We are especially proud that several of those experts have served at the rank of Ambassador of the United States to the Soviet Union, Russia, and other post-Soviet states.

In this series of videos, Director of the Program on U.S.-Russia Relations, Kimberly Marten, sits down with some of our Harriman Ambassadors to learn about their careers, their most memorable experiences while serving as Ambassador, and their predictions and recommendations for relations between the U.S. and Russia today.  

Interview with Dr. Jack Matlock, former U.S. Ambassador to the Soviet Union (February 18, 2016)

Part I


Part II

Part III

Interview with Stephen Sestanovich, Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Professor for the Practice of International Diplomacy (October 13, 2015)

Part 1

Part 2