Steven K. Pifer

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Steven K. Pifer "is a Senior Adviser with the Center for Strategic & International Studies in Washington, D.C. A retired Foreign Service Officer, his more than 25 years with the State Department concentrated on U.S. relations with the former Soviet Union and Europe, as well as arms control and security issues. He served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State in the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs, with responsibility for Russia and Ukraine (2001-2004), U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine (1998-2000) and Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Russia, Ukraine and Eurasia on the National Security Council (1996-1997). He also served at the U.S. Embassies in Warsaw, Moscow and London, and as advisor on the U.S. delegation to the negotiations on intermediate-range nuclear forces in Geneva.

"Ambassador Pifer is a 1976 graduate of Stanford University with a B.A. in Economics. He holds several Superior and Meritorious Honor awards from the State Department. He was a Visiting Scholar at the Stanford Institute for International Studies in 2000-2001." [1]

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  1. Advisory Board, Freeman-Spogli Institute, accessed October 21, 2007.