Amb. Bill Taylor: Practical Peacebuilding for National Security
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Please join us on Tuesday, December 12, as we welcome Ambassador Bill Taylor, former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine and current executive VP of the U.S. Institute of Peace, to Kansas City at a conversation on how practical peacebuilding supports national security. A reception will precede the program. Thanks to generous support from USIP, the World Affairs Councils of America, and the KC Public Library, this program is free and open to the public, but registration is requested to help with planning.

When: Tuesday, December 12, 2017
6-8 p.m.
Where: Truman Forum at the Plaza Branch of the KC Public Library
4801 Main Street
Kansas City, Missouri  64112
United States
Contact: Matthew Hughes

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6:00    Reception
6:45      Program with remarks by Amb. Taylor and audience Q&A
8:00    Close

About the Speaker
William B. Taylor is the executive vice president at the U.S. Institute of Peace. Earlier, he was the special coordinator for Middle East Transitions in the U.S. State Department. He oversaw assistance and support to Egypt, Tunisia, Libya and Syria. He served as the U.S. ambassador to Ukraine from 2006 to 2009.

He 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 was also coordinator of U.S. assistance to the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. He earlier served on the staff of Senator Bill Bradley.

He 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. He is married with two adult children.

Parking and Location
Free parking is available in the garage next to the library. The Truman Forum is located on the lower level of the Plaza Branch of the Kansas City Public Library.

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