Jack Matlock was U.S. Ambassador to the Soviet Union from 1987-1991. During a Foreign Service career that spanned 35 years, he served four tours in Moscow and several years in Washington dealing with Soviet and European affairs. Since retiring, he’s held several academic positions, most recently with Duke University (Rubenstein Fellow, 2015-2017).
Ambassador Matlock was in Cincinnati this week for the Greater Cincinnati World Affairs Council speaker series America Faces Its Global Challenges. He spoke with us about lessons from the Cold War and how they can apply to public policy today.