Ambassador George Krol retired from the U.S. State Department in 2018, concluding a 36-year Foreign Service career during which he served, inter alia, as ambassador to Belarus, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan  as well as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Central Asian affairs, Director of the State Department’s Office of Russian Affairs and Minister Counselor for Political Affairs at the U.S. embassy in Moscow. He held additional foreign assignments in Poland, Ukraine and India. Krol teaches as an Adjunct Professor at the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island and is an Associate of Harvard’s Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies. He is a graduate of Harvard and Oxford universities.