Keystone Speaker Series with Jill Dougherty: The Future of US – Russia Relations

Topic: The Future of US – Russia Relations

Speakers: Jill Dougherty


Jill Dougherty

Join the Foreign Policy Association of Central Pennsylvania at our Keystone Speaker Event to hear and meet Jill Dougherty Former CNN Foreign Correspondent and Soviet – Russian Expert speak on “The Future of U.S. – Russia Relations”.

Thursday, October 27, 2022*

Scottish Rite Cathedral

2701 North 3rd St. Harrisburg, PA

Near Italian Lake, parking lot on 4th Street side

Jill Dougherty is a Global Fellow at the Wilson Center’s Keenan Institute and a retired veteran Foreign Affairs Correspondent with CNN.  She is a widely recognized expert on Russia and the former Soviet Union. She was living and working in Moscow in February of this year during the lead-up to the February 24th Russian invasion of Ukraine. 

With CNN she served as Foreign Affairs Correspondent, based in Washington, D.C., where she reported on news developments from the State Department, provided analysis on international issues across multiple CNN platforms, and traveled widely with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to Europe, Asia and the Middle East. She reported from more than 50 countries, including Afghanistan, Iraq and North Korea.

Dougherty also served as U.S. Affairs Editor for CNN International, where she covered political, cultural and business stories for CNN’s international network. Prior to that, Dougherty was managing editor of CNN International Asia Pacific, based at the network’s regional headquarters in Hong Kong.

In 1997, she was named CNN’s Moscow Bureau Chief and Correspondent and held that office for nearly a decade.  She covered many significant news events in Russia and the former Soviet Union, including the presidencies of Boris Yeltsin and Vladimir Putin, Russia’s post-Soviet economic transition, the Beslan school massacre, the conflict in Chechnya, the arrest and trial of Yukos Oil company founder Mikhail Khodorkovsky, Georgia’s Rose Revolution and Ukraine’s Orange Revolution.

From 1991 to 1996 she was CNN White House Correspondent, covering the presidencies of George H. W. Bush and Bill Clinton.

Prior to CNN, Dougherty was a correspondent for WMAQ-TV in Chicago and a freelance writer for National Public Radio and Time magazine. She began her career as a broadcaster and writer for Voice of America, U.S.S.R. Division. 

Dougherty received her B.A. degree in Slavic Languages and Literature from the University of Michigan, and her M.A. from Georgetown University, where she researched Russia’s soft power diplomacy.

With limited seating, please make your reservations NOW

RESERVATIONS for FPA Keystone Speaker Series 

Jill Dougherty – “The Future of U.S. – Russia Relations”

Thursday, October 27, 2022

Send your completed form and your check to: The Foreign Policy Association of Central PA, PO Box 60665, Harrisburg, PA 17106. Paid dinner reservations must be received by October 17. Any dinner reservations requested after this deadline are subject to availability and a $10 per person surcharge.



Please note: if you are also renewing your FPA membership at this time, please send SEPARATE CHECKS for your membership and the Keystone Speaker Series Event. If you have any questions, please call Ron Pontius at 717-991-0899 or email

Price: $50 per person; $35 per full-time student

FPA Coordinator: Dan Sim

Scottish Rite Cathedral


Yukon Golden Mashed Potatoes
Buttered Green beans
Penne pasta with marinara and cheese

And choice of:
Stuffed chicken breast or
Perfectly seasoned grilled salmon

Dessert: Cheesecake with raspberry drizzle
Coffee, Assorted Hot teas, Ice tea, Lemonade, Water, 3 soft drinks

Social hour & Dinner Information
5:30-6:30pm Social Hour
6:30-7:30 Dinner
7:30pm—Announcement, Speaker followed by question and answer session

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