Sanctions in the Trump Era - One Year In

March 9, 2018 - 9:00 am

1030 15th Street NW, 12th Floor
Washington, DC


Please join the Atlantic Council's Economic Sanctions Initiative on Friday, March 9th for a conference on how the United States can best use sanctions as a policy tool.
Economic sanctions continue to be a centerpiece of the United States’ foreign policy toolkit under the Trump Administration, as CAATSA, Russia-specific sanctions, new US and UN Security Council sanctions against North Korea, and the JCPOA with Iran demonstrate. Effective when well used and coordinated, sanctions also can be overused and oversold. Our conference is intended to review the development, implementation, and enforcement of sanctions during the last year, and to build consensus around sanctions policy going forward.

Stay tuned for more details on additional speakers. Under Secretary of the Treasury for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence, Ms. Sigal Mandelker will deliver keynote remarks at the event.


Keynote Address:
The Hon. Sigal Mandelker
Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence
United States Department of Treasury

Best practices, past errors, and the future of sanctions as a strong tool in the hands of the United States.

Elizabeth Rosenberg
Director, Energy, Economics and Security Program
Center for a New American Security

Brian O'Toole
Nonresident Senior Fellow, Global Business and Economics Program
Atlantic Council

Daniel Fried
Distinguished Fellow, Future Europe Initiative
 Atlantic Council

Uncertainty and volatility in the Trump Administration's sanctions policy - the private sector's response and the way forward.

Michael B. Greenwald
Senior Vice President
Tiedemann Wealth Management

Richard Sawaya
Vice President
National Foreign Trade Council

Robert Walsh
Deputy Chief Compliance Officer
AXA Group

Frederick F. Shaheen
Chief Counsel
Global Trade at the Boeing Company

This event is on the record and open to the press.

For questions, please e-mail Ole Moehr at
For press questions, please e-mail Travis Horne at

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The Economic Sanctions Initiative is made possible through the generous support of Hogan Lovells US LLP, PricewaterhouseCoopers US LLP, and the Hon. David D. Aufhauser.

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