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Ukraine: Crisis for Central Europe and the Transatlantic Alliance

Hudson Institute

Thursday, March 13, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Washington, DC

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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. 


Program:

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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Hudson Institute
1015 15th Street NW
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Washington, DC 20005

Thursday, March 13, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM


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Founded in 1961 by strategist Herman Kahn, Hudson Institute challenges conventional thinking and helps manage strategic transitions to the future through interdisciplinary studies in defense, international relations, economics, health care, technology, culture, and law.

Hudson seeks to guide public policy makers and global leaders in government and business through a vigorous program of publications, conferences, and policy briefings and recommendations.

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