Thursday, April 17, 2014
Room 501 Schermerhorn Hall
Please join the Harriman Institute Ukrainian Studies Program for a panel discussion on "The Path Ahead for Ukraine."
Since November, events in Ukraine have unfolded in rapid and unexpected ways. Our panel of experts will discuss Ukraine's path forward as presidential elections approach in May. How have Ukraine's relationships changed with its neighbors? What is the situation like in Crimea? What kinds of reforms, investments, and changes have to be made in order to make Ukraine a successful country? What is the future of Ukraine's military? How have the protests and events in Crimea altered reporting and Ukraine's media landscape?
James Greene, former Chief of Diplomatic Mission, NATO Liaison Office Ukraine
Ambassador Vlad Lupan, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Moldova to the UN
Natalie Sedletska, Investigative Journalist and Vaclav Havel Journalism Fellow at Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
Arsen Zhumadilov, Businessman and Crimean Tatar Activist
Video remarks from Pavlo Sheremeta, Minister of Economics, Ukraine
Moderated by Stephen Sestanovich, Professor of International Diplomacy at Columbia University and former United States Ambassador at Large for the former Soviet Union from 1997 to 2001.
The panel discussion will be preceded by a reception at 6:45pm at the Harriman Institute Atrium (12th floor International Affairs Building, 420 West 118th Street). Reception provided by Veselka.
This event is free and open to the public. Seating is first come first served.
This event is co-sponsored with the School of International and Public Affairs and the Ukrainian Student Society.