Jul 13

Past Event

Ukraine: Where is it Going and How Should the West Respond?

Event Materials


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After taking office in March, Ukrainian President Victor Yanukovych set the nation on a very different course from that pursued by his predecessor, Victor Yushchenko. Ukraine’s government says that it wants balance in its relations between Russia and the West, though the Yanukovych administration has focused its first months on strengthening bilateral links with Moscow. Domestically, questions are rising about a possible trend toward a more authoritarian political system and increased pressure on the independent media.

On July 13, just ten days following Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s visit to Kyiv, the Center on the United States and Europe at Brookings will host a conference on Ukraine. The Frontiers of Europe conference will explore where Ukraine is going under President Yanukovych, both in domestic and foreign policies, and will examine how the West—the United States and Europe—should respond to this new Ukrainian direction.

After each panel, participants will take audience questions.

Event Agenda

  • 1:30 PM-3:00 PM -- Panel 1: Where is Ukraine Going?

    • Center on the United States and Europe, " itemprop="jobTitle" /> Introduction and Moderator: <a href="http://www.brookings.edu/experts/hillf.aspx">Fiona Hill</a>

      Senior Fellow and Director, Center on the United States and Europe

    • Yevgen Burkat

      First Deputy Head, Department of International Relations, Presidential Administration of Ukraine

    • Nadia Diuk

      Vice President, Programs—Africa, Central Europe and Eurasia, Latin American and the Caribbean, National Endowment for Democracy

    • Samuel Charap

      Associate Director for Russia and Eurasia, The Center for American Progress

    • Adrian Karatnycky

      Nonresident Senior Fellow, Atlantic Council of the United States

  • 3:15 PM-5:00 PM -- Panel 2: How Should the West Respond?

    • Foreign Policy, Center on the United States and Europe, " itemprop="jobTitle" /> Introduction and Moderator: <a href="http://www.brookings.edu/experts/pifers.aspx">Steven Pifer</a>

      Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy, Center on the United States and Europe

    • Andriy Fialko

      Advisor to the President of Ukraine

    • Adam Eberhardt

      Deputy Director, Warsaw Center for Eastern Studies

    • David Kramer

      Senior Transatlantic Fellow, The German Marshall Fund of the United States

    • William Taylor

      Vice President, Center for Post-Conflict Peace and Stability Operations, United States Institute of Peace


July 13, 2010

1:30 PM - 5:00 PM EDT

The Brookings Institution

Falk Auditorium

1775 Massachusetts Ave., NW


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