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Russian Hybrid War, Ukraine, and US policy

Colonel (ret.) Liam Collins, PhD will discuss US-Russian hybrid war in Ukraine, US policy and ways to counter Russian aggression. Dr. Collins has conducted many visits to Ukraine as the executive officer for General (ret.) John Abizaid in his Secretary of Defense appointment as the senior defense advisor to Ukraine from 2016-2018.

He planned and executed dozens of meetings with senior Ukraine officials including their President, Minister of Defense and Chief of Defense to help reform Ukraine's defense establishment. In the US, he planned and executed dozens of meetings with DoS, DoD, NSC, and HASC officials to include Secretary Mattis and National Security Advisor McMaster to inform and shape US policy.

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Colonel (ret.) Liam Collins was a career Special Forces officer, who has conducted multiple operational deployments to Bosnia, Afghanistan, Iraq, South America and the Horn of Africa. Liam retired from the military in 2019 as the director of the Modern War Institute at the United States Military Academy at West Point. His work has been cited by the Assistant to the President for Homeland Security & Counterterrorism, the White House Press Secretary, The New York Times, The Associated Press, CNN, ABC News, Fox News, NPR, The Wall Street Journal and USA Today.

He is currently serving as the executive director of the Madison Policy Forum, the executive director of the Viola Foundation, and is a permanent member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering (Aerospace) from the United States Military Academy, and a Master in Public Affairs and a PhD from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School.

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Registration is required and does not guarantee a seat. Lunch is provided on a first-come, first-served basis.

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