Former Russian foreign minister Kozyrev to speak at Rice's Baker Institute

Kozyrev to speak at Rice's Baker Institute

HOUSTON – (Jan. 7, 2020) – Andrei Kozyrev, who served as foreign minister of Russia from 1991 to 1996, will discuss his book, "The Firebird: The Elusive Fate of Russian Democracy," and current developments in Russia at Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy Jan. 14.

Kozyrev to speak at Rice's Baker Institute

Kozyrev serves as a distinguished fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars’ Kennan Institute.

The event, hosted in partnership with the Kennan Institute, is open to the public and admission is $10. Registration is at

Who: Andrei Kozyrev, former foreign minister of Russia, in a moderated discussion with Baker Institute Director Edward Djerjeian.

What: A presentation titled "The Elusive Fate of Russian Democracy." A book signing will follow the presentation, and copies of the book will be available for purchase.

When: Tuesday, Jan. 14, 6:30-7:30 p.m. A reception will be held at 6.

Where: Rice University, James A. Baker III Hall, Doré Commons, 6100 Main St.

The presentation will be webcast live at the event page,

Members of the news media who want to attend should RSVP to Jeff Falk, director of national media relations at Rice, at or 713-348-6775.

For a map of Rice University’s campus with parking information, go to Media should park in the Central Campus Garage (underground).


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