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A Conversation with Ambassador James S. Gilmore | America's Leadership | Addressing the Russia-Ukraine War | The World's Future: Democracy vs. Autocracy

April 1st, 2023

Join America's Roundtable radio co-hosts Natasha Srdoc and Joel Anand Samy with Ambassador James S. Gilmore and former Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Ambassador James Gilmore who served as America's top diplomat to the Organization for Security and Cooperation (OSCE) in Vienna, Austria, from 2019-2021, provides a timely and relevant analysis of the conflict impacting the European continent, and how Russia's invasion of Ukraine impacts the national security of the United States. In light of the rise of an emboldened China and its closer ties with Russia and Iran, Ambassador Gilmore highlights the significance of US principled leadership in keeping peace in Europe, the Middle East and the world.

James S. Gilmore III was appointed by President Donald Trump to be Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the Organization for Security and Cooperation (OSCE) in Vienna, Austria in 2019. He was confirmed unanimously by the U.S. Senate. As ambassador, he headed a mission devoted to the security issues of the 57 member countries, involving matters of geopolitics, arms control, economics and human rights.

Ambassador Gilmore was elected the 68th Governor of Virginia in 1997. Governor Gilmore traveled extensively on behalf of business development for Virginia, visiting sixteen countries on three continents.

He was a candidate for President of the United States in 2008 and 2016.From 1999 to 2003 Ambassador chaired the Congressional Advisory Panel to Assess Domestic Response Capabilities for Terrorism Involving Weapons of Mass Destruction, more commonly referred to as the “Gilmore Commission”. The Commission warned of the dangers of an attack on the homeland prior to the 9-11 attacks on New York and at the Pentagon, and issued two additional reports thereafter. Ambassador Gilmore was appointed Chairman of the Board of Visitors of the U.S. Air Force Academy from 2002-2005 by President George W. Bush, and was awarded the Air Force Exceptional Service Medal in 2006.

Ambassador Gilmore served in the U.S. Army from 1971-1974, and was awarded the Joint Service Commendation Medal for service in the Military Intelligence to a multi-national military command headquartered in West Germany. |

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