Program: US-Ukraine Security Dialogue VIII

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


  • 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


  • Valeriy Chaly [Ambassador of Ukraine to the United States]


  • Pavlo Klimkin [Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine]

9:55 am – 11:10 am Dialogue Panel Discussion I
Divining Ways to Strengthen Ukraine Militarily


  • John Herbst [EAC Director/Atlantic Council of the United States]


  • 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


  • William Taylor [Executive Vice President/US Institute of Peace]


  • 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


  • Glen Howard [President/Jamestown Foundation]


  • 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


  • Roman Popadiuk [Chair/World Affairs Councils of America]


  • 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


  • William Courtney [BLF Executive Director/RAND Corporation]


  • Oleksandr 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


  • William Miller [Senior Scholar/Woodrow Wilson International Center]


  • 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 pm Post Dialogue Patrons Reception

Venue: American Foreign Policy Council

Word of Thanks:

  • Andrew Futey [President/Ukrainian Congress Committee of America]