Event Book launch: “A Belgian Perspective on International Affairs” by author Gilbert Doctorow

Book launch: “A Belgian Perspective on International Affairs” by author Gilbert Doctorow

Date(s) - 28/01/2020
18:00 - 20:00

Press Club Brussels Europe


Book launch

A Belgian Perspective on International Affairs by author Gilbert Doctorow

Press Club Brussels on Tuesday, 28 January at 18.00 o’clock.

The book celebrates the diversity of opinion in Belgian society on many key issues of our day, in particular the strong minoritarian opinion in favor of ending the New Cold War and reaching an accomodation with Russia.

As Jack Matlock, U.S. Ambassador to the Soviet Union from 1987-91 has said of this book: “Doctorow’s essays are a needed corrective to the widespread distortions peddled by much of the mass media in the U.S. and Europe.”

The presentation will take the form of a panel discussion of the questions addressed in the book among several noted experts including Belgian career diplomat Michel Carlier (retired), former ambassador to Hungary and Romania. It will be followed by a cocktail reception.

Gilbert Doctorow is a Belgian-American who holds a Ph.D. in history from Columbia University. He spent most of his professional life in corporate business, first with marketing responsibility in several Central European countries and ultimately as general manager based in Moscow and St Petersburg during the 1990s for leading manufacturers of luxury goods. For the past 15 years he has authored four books dealing with U.S.-European-Russian relations. In addition he has lectured, participated in expert forums devoted to international affairs and appeared in Russian domestic political talk shows on all national channels.

The essays in his book deal with major political, social and cultural events primarily in Europe and Russia during the period 2017 – 2019 in which the author was a participant or eyewitness and has personal impressions to share.

The book is currently available for immediate delivery in paperback and hard cover from the amazon.co.uk and amazon.fr websites