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US-Ukraine Security Dialogue VIII

Securing Ukraine’s Sovereignty: The Road Ahead

February 14-15, 2017

DAY ONE [Feb 14] Venue: Embassy of Ukraine to the United States|3350 M Street

6:30 pm – 9:00 pm – Evening Dialogue Reception

Host: Ambassador of Ukraine to the United States Valeriy Chaly
Guest of Honor: Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin

Featured Speaker: General Wesley Clark

DAY TWO [Feb 15] Venue: Room LJ-119|Thomas Jefferson Building|US Library of Congress

8:30 am – 9:00 am – Registration

9:00 am – 9:25 am – Words of Welcome

Brian Fitzpatrick [US Representative R-PA]

Sander Levin [US Representative D-MI]

9:25 pm – 9:55 pm – Dialogue Opening Remarks Session

Why Ukrainian Security Matters

Chair: Valeriy Chaly [Ambassador of Ukraine to the United States]
Speaker: Pavlo Klimkin [Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine]

9:55 am – 11:10 am – Dialogue Panel Discussion I

Divining Ways to Strengthen Ukraine Militarily
Moderator: John Herbst [EAC Director/Atlantic Council of the United States]
Panelists: Ihor Smeshko [Col. General/Advisor to the President of Ukraine]

Phillip Karber [President/Potomac Foundation]

James Sherr [Senior Fellow/Royal Institute of International Affairs]

11:10 am – 11:15 am – Coffee Break

11:15 am – 12:30 pm – Dialogue Panel Discussion II

Assessing Ways to Secure Ukraine on the Diplomatic/Political Front
Moderator: William Taylor [Executive Vice President/US Institute of Peace]
Panelists: Andrii Levus [Chair/Sub Committee on State Security/Rada NS&D Comm.]

Vlad Socor [Senior Fellow/Jamestown Foundation]

Luke Coffey [Director/Allison Center for Foreign Policy/Heritage Foundation]

12:30 pm – 12:50 pm – Lunch Break [Press Interviews]

12:50 pm – 1:35 pm – Working Lunch Featured Presesentation

UA Security & the Incoming Administration

Chair: Glen Howard [President/Jamestown Foundation]
Speakers: John Falk [Principal/Vigilent Inc.]

Herman Pirchner [President/American Foreign Policy Council]

1:35 pm – 2:50 pm – Dialogue Panel Discussion III

Examining Ways to Bolster Ukraine in Economic/Energy Matters
Moderator: Roman Popadiuk [Chair/World Affairs Councils of America]
Panelists: Anatolii Matios [Chief Military Prosecutor & Deputy Prosecutor General of Ukraine]

Anders Aslund [Senior Fellow/Atlantic Council of the United States]

Ariel Cohen [Senior Fellow/Institute for the Analysis of Global Security]

2:50 pm – 2:55 pm – Coffee Break

2:55 pm – 4:20 pm – Dialogue Panel Discussion IV

Contemplating the Means by Which Ukraine Can Withstand

‘Info War/History War’ Assaults

Moderator: William Courtney [BLF Executive Director/RAND Corporation]
Panelists: Oleksiy Skrypnyk [Dep. Chair/Rada Committee on Science & Education]

Stephen Blank [Senior Fellow/American Foreign Policy Council]

Janusz Bugajski [Senior Fellow/Center for European Policy Analysis]

Special Appearance: Brendon Boyle [US Representative D-PA]

4:20 pm – 5:10 pm – Dialogue Closing Remarks Session

UA Security & the Next Congress

Chair: William Miller [Senior Scholar/Woodrow Wilson International Center]
Speakers: Senator Robert Portman [R-OH] [Invited]

Senator Robert Menendez [D-NJ] [Invited]

Lead Discussant: Darrell Owens [National Security Adviser/Sen. Patrick Toomey R-PA]

6:00 pm – 7:00 (8:30) pm – Post Dialogue Patrons Reception [Venue: American Foreign Policy Council]

Word of Thanks: Andrew Futey [President/Ukrainian Congress Committee of America]

Parting Thoughts: TBD

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