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ADVISORY: Ukraine in Crisis

Analysis by Former Diplomats and Leading Experts

Wednesday, July 29, 2009, 10:00am – 11:30am

About This Event

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Ukraine remains mired in a deepening political crisis with seemingly intractable conflicts in the parliament and between the executive and the legislature paralyzing governance. The country is also gearing up for presidential elections in January 2010. U.S. attention has once again turned to Ukraine following Vice President Joe Biden’s visit to Kyiv on July 20-22.

Please join the Center for American Progress for a special event featuring three leading experts on Ukraine. David Kramer, now Senior Transatlantic Fellow at The German Marshall Fund of the United States, was previously assistant secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor and deputy assistant secretary of state for European and Eurasian Affairs, responsible for Ukraine. Steven Pifer, currently a visiting fellow at the Brookings Institution, was ambassador to Ukraine in 1998-2000 and also had responsibility for Ukraine as deputy assistant secretary of state and a senior director on the National Security Council. James Sherr is head of Chatham House’s Russia and Eurasia Program and is a widely respected authority on Ukraine. He frequently consults NATO, the EU and the UK government on security in the former Soviet region.

In their presentations, the speakers will offer their thoughts on Ukraine’s domestic political situation, its relations with the United States under the Obama administration, and its ties with Russia in the context of the "reset" in U.S.-Russia relations.

Introduction by:

Rudy deLeon, Senior VP for National Security and International Policy, CAP

Featured panelists:

The Honorable David Kramer, former Assistant Secretary of State
The Honorable Steven Pifer, former Ambassador to Ukraine
James Sherr, Head, Russia and Eurasia Program, Chatham House (Royal Institute of International Affairs), London

Moderated by:

Dr. Samuel Charap, Associate Director for Russia and Eurasia, National Security and International Policy Program, CAP

Coffee will be served at 9:30am


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