Distributed November 24, 1999
For Immediate Release
News Service Contact: Janet Kerlin



Strobe Talbott, deputy secretary of state, to speak on Kosovo Dec. 2
Strobe Talbott, U.S. deputy secretary of state, will speak about Kosovo on Thursday, Dec. 2 at 4:30 p.m. in the Salomon Center for Teaching, located on The College Green at Brown University. His visit is sponsored by the Watson Institute for International Studies.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Strobe Talbott, U.S. deputy secretary of state, will speak about Kosovo on Thursday, Dec. 2, 1999, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the Salomon Center for Teaching, located on The College Green at Brown University. The event, which includes a question-and-answer session following Talbott’s address, is free and open to the public.

Talbott’s talk, “Self-Determination, Sovereignty, and Hard Choices,” is sponsored by the Thomas J. Watson Jr. Institute for International Studies. It is the second in the institute’s Director’s Series, “Self-Determination and International Politics,” focusing on issues raised by Kosovo and other contemporary cases of self-determination.

Talbott has been deputy secretary of state since February 1994. He assumed that post after serving for a year as ambassador-at-large and special adviser to the secretary of state on the New Independent States.

Talbott entered government after 21 years as a journalist for TIME. His last position there was editor-at-large and foreign affairs columnist. Prior to that, he was Washington bureau chief for five years. His earlier assignments at TIME were diplomatic correspondent (1977-84), White House correspondent during the Ford Administration (1975-76), State Department correspondent when Henry Kissinger was secretary of state (1974-75), and Eastern Europe correspondent for two years in the early 1970s.

Talbott is the author of several books on diplomacy and U.S.-Soviet relations. He translated and edited two volumes of Nikita Khrushchev’s memoirs, published in 1970 and 1974. He wrote a series of three books on U.S.-Soviet arms control: Endgame: The Inside Story of SALT II (1979), Deadly Gambits: The Reagan Administration and the Stalemate in Nuclear Arms Control (1984), and Master of the Game: Paul Nitze and the Nuclear Peace (1988). He is also the author of The Russians and Reagan (1984) and the co-author, with Michael Mandelbaum, of Reagan and Gorbachev (1987) and, with Michael R. Bechloss, At The Highest Levels: The Inside Story of the End of The Cold War (1993).

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