MIC is proud to partner with Twin Cities Public Television and Carlson Companies to broadcast some of MIC's larger public forums. If you missed this presentation the first time around in February, tune into Channel 17 on:
Sunday, May 4, at 8:00 p.m. to hear Ambassador Thomas Pickering's February 2003 presentation "China, Russia and the U.S. - The New Alliance?"
U.S. relations with China and Russia have gone through highs and lows over the years, but have steadily improved following September 11. Will these good relations continue, especially as the U.S. faces conflicts with Iraq and North Korea?
Ambassador Pickering is particularly qualified to speak on this topic, having held the personal rank of Career Ambassador, the highest in the U.S. Foreign Service. In a diplomatic career spanning five decades, he served as U.S. ambassador to the Russian Federation, India, Israel, El Salvador, Nigeria and Jordan, as well as to the United Nations. Before assuming his current position at The Boeing Company where he is senior vice president of international relations, he was U.S. under secretary of state for political affairs.