The Ukraine crisis has the potential to create financial instability, an economic slowdown, clashes between states and alliances, and civil disturbances within countries. As the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War approaches, we cannot treat these risks as trivial.
The dangers Ukraine poses for international security, crisis management, and geopolitical balance particularly concern the relations among the Russian Federation, the European Union, and the United States. But the Ukraine crisis also threatens the stability, security, and recovering prosperity of the nations of Central Europe.
These and other issues will be the focus of a one-day conference held jointly by the Hudson Institute and the Danube Institute on Thursday, March 13 at Hudson. Lunch will be provided.
The event will be livestreamed on Ustream and audio and video recordings of the event will later be posted on the Hudson website.
9:00-9:15 am: Registration and Breakfast
9:15-9:30 am: Welcome and Introduction
Ken Weinstein, President, Hudson Institute, John O’Sullivan, Director, Danube Institute
9:30-10:00 am: Report from the Maidan
David Satter, Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute
10:00-10:30 am: Keynote Speech
Chairman: György Szapáry, Ambassador of Hungary to the United States. Speaker: Paula Dobriansky, Senior Fellow, The Future of Diplomacy Project, Harvard University
10:30 am-12:15 pm: Russia, Europe, and America
Chairman: Richard Weitz, Senior Fellow and Director, Center for Political-Military Analysis, Hudson Institute. Andrew Kuchins, Senior Fellow and Director, Russia and Eurasia Program at Center for Strategic and International Studies. Julie Smith, Senior Fellow and Director of the Strategy and Statecraft Program at the Center for a New American Security; former Deputy National Security Advisor to Vice President Biden. Richard Fontaine, President, Center for New American Security
12:15-2:00 pm: Luncheon Keynote: Who’s Got the Energy? Who Knows the Score?
Chairman: John O’Sullivan, Director, Danube Institute. Energy: Seth Cropsey, Director of Center for American Seapower, Hudson Institute. The Media War: Kevin Klose, former president of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty.
2:00-2:15 pm: Coffee Break
2:15-4:45 pm: Roundtable: Central Europe: Cooperation in a Cold Climate
Chairman: Marion Smith, Executive Director, Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation. Tamas Fellegi, former Hungarian Minister of National Development. Janusz Bugajski, Washington-based Foreign Policy Analyst. Vladimir Vladimirovich Kara-Murza, Russian opposition leader. Irena Chalupa, former Director of RFE/RL's Ukrainian Service. Bartlomiej Nowak, German Marshall Fund Transatlantic Academy Fellow, former executive director of Polish Center for International Relations, and former Member of the European Parliament. A. Wess Mitchell, President and Co-Founder of the Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA)
4:45 pm: Conclusion
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