International Symposium on U.S. – Russia Relations in a Global Context

March 17, 2017

General Philip Breedlove

Retired Commander, Supreme Allied Command, Europe

International Symposium on U.S. – Russia Relations in a Global Context

Wardlaw Center, Georgia Institute of Technology

177 North Avenue NW, Atlanta, GA 30313

March 16th and 17th (Thursday and Friday) are the dates for a spectacular two-day symposium on Russia-US relations to be held at both Kennesaw State University and Georgia Tech. The full conference agenda can be found here.

The March 16th program is an all-day event, includes meals and an evening play, and is held on the KSU campus.

The March 17th program is half-day, includes breakfast and lunch, and is held at Georgia Tech at the Wardlaw Center, adjacent to the Bobby Dodd stadium on North Avenue.  The Wardlaw Center is easily accessible using MARTA and pay parking is available nearby on North Avenue.  Registered participants will receive full directions closer to the event. The Featured luncheon speaker (12:30 to 2:00 PM) is General Philip Breedlove, Retired Supreme Allied Commander, Europe (SACEUR) speaking on “The United States, the Russian Federation, and the Challenges Ahead.” 


Click here to attend the two day program (or parts of the two day program): $85

 Click here to attend any or all of the half day program at Georgia Tech: $25

ACIR Membership, contact Angela Levin:


Gen. Philip M. Breedlove recently retired from his assignment as Commander, Supreme Allied Command, Europe, SHAPE, Belgium and Headquarters, U.S. European Command, Stuttgart, Germany.

General Breedlove was raised in Forest Park, Ga., and was commissioned in 1977 as a distinguished graduate of Georgia Tech’s ROTC program. He has been assigned to numerous operational, command and staff positions, and has completed nine overseas tours, including two remote tours. He has commanded a fighter squadron, an operations group, three fighter wings, and a numbered air force. Additionally, he has served as Vice Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C. Operations Officer in the Pacific Command Division on the Joint Staff; Executive Officer to the Commander of Headquarters Air Combat Command; the Senior Military Assistant to the Secretary of the Air Force; and Vice Director for Strategic Plans and Policy on the Joint Staff.

Prior to assuming his current position, General Breedlove served as the Commander, U.S. Air Forces in Europe; Commander, U.S. Air Forces Africa; Commander, Air Component Command, Ramstein; and Director, Joint Air Power Competence Centre, Kalkar, Germany. He was responsible for Air Forces activities, conducted through 3rd Air Force, in an area of operations covering more than 19 million square miles. This area included 105 countries in Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East, and the Arctic and Atlantic oceans. As Vice Chief, he presided over the Air Staff and served as a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Requirements Oversight Council and Deputy Advisory Working Group. He assisted the Chief of Staff with organizing, training, and equipping of 680,000 active-duty, Guard, Reserve and civilian forces serving in the United States and overseas. General Breedlove has flown combat missions in Operation Joint Forge/Joint Guardian. He is a command pilot with 3,500 flying hours, primarily in the F-16.

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