California, Russia and the Future: A Special Event

Join a discussion on how our shared history and the unique legacy of Fort Ross State Historic Park can be a platform for cooperation and exchange between Russians and Americans, even amid severe challenges in relations between Washington, D.C. and Moscow.

Panel 1—1–2:15 p.m.

Anatoly Antonov, Ambassador of Russia to the United States
Jerry Brown, Former Governor of California
Herman Gref, Former Russian Minister of Economics and Trade; Chairman, SberBank
William Perry, Former U.S. Secretary of Defense Under President Clinton
Matthew Rojansky, Director, Kennan Institute at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, D.C.—Moderator

Panelists will discuss the current state of U.S.–Russia relations and assess whether and how enhanced communication, better crisis management and more fruitful cooperation between our countries may be possible.