A Conversation with Opposition Advisor Amb. Oleh Shamshur

Amid Ukraine’s deepening crisis, a senior foreign affairs advisor to the opposition movement, Ambassador Oleh Shamshur, will speak in an online discussion with the Atlantic Council’s Damon Wilson about the standoff in Kyiv, the directions that events might take, and international responses to the confrontation. Shamshur is an advisor to Vitaliy Klitschko, leader of the opposition UDAR party, one of the two largest political parties amid the coalition that has confronted the government in Kyiv’s streets since November. Shamshur has served as Ukraine’s deputy foreign minister and was his country’s ambassador to the United States from 2005 to 2010 under former President Viktor Yushchenko.

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Please join the Atlantic Council on February 18 from 1:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.  for an on-the-record conversation with European Commissioner Karel De Gucht on the latest developments as the United States and European Union negotiate a landmark Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). Atlantic Council Chairman Jon M. Huntsman, Jr. will provide introductory remarks.

Directly following the conclusion of the political stock-taking exercise with US Trade Representative Ambassador Michael Froman, Commissioner De Gucht will offer insights on prospects for EU-US trade talks and progress achieved so far. This will be his only public address during his visit to Washington.

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Join us for the launch of the first national poll that centers solely on American attitudes towards US-Cuba relations on February 11, 2014 from 9:00 - 10:30 a.m.

Conducted by the top bipartisan polling team of Paul Maslin and Glen Bolger, this poll provides new insight into US attitudes regarding individual strands of the Cuba embargo.

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Please join the Atlantic Council on February 10 from 4:15 - 5:45 p.m. as  Ambassador Michael B. Oren (Ret.), ambassador-in-residence at the Atlantic Council, will seek to identify what truths, if any, lie behind the impression of a superpower in retreat, and point out America's new paths in this crucial region.

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Please join the Atlantic Council, the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, Next City, and other partners on February 4, 2014 from 9:00 to 11:30 a.m. for the launch of a national series leading up to World Urban Forum 7 in Medellín, Colombia, in April 2014. Domestic and international public- and private-sector speakers will compare their innovation experiences and offer recommendations for capitalizing on urban investments.

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Please join the Atlantic Council's Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East from 12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. EST on Tuesday, January 28 for a roundtable discussion on the outcomes of negotiations and how they will impact the situation on the ground.

A discussion with

Bassel Korkor (via Skype from Geneva)
Legal Advisor, Acting Deputy Representative
National Coalition of Syrian Revolution and Opposition Forces


Mona Yacoubian
Senior Advisor, Middle East

Moderated by

Frederic C. Hof
Senior Fellow, Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East
Atlantic Council

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As the third anniversary of the Egyptian revolution approaches, please join the Atlantic Council's Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East on January 23 from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. for a discussion about the role of democracy promotion in US policy towards Egypt.

A discussion with
Amy Hawthorne
Senior Fellow, Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East
Atlantic Council

Shibley Telhami
Anwar Sadat Professor for Peace and Development
University of Maryland, College Park

Moderated by
Michele Dunne
Senior Associate
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Join us on Wednesday, January 15, 2014 from 10:30am - 11:45am as Ellen Lord, President and CEO of Textron Systems, will share her perspective on the strengths her company brings to the market, the challenges facing the modern conglomerate, and how public policy shapes the incentives to which these companies respond.

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Join the discussion on Twitter using the hashtag #ACUkraine and follow the @AtlanticCouncil.

Please join us on Thursday, December 19 from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm. US Senator John McCain, just arrived back from Kyiv, Ukraine will provide a personal outlook on the crisis there, the possible way forward, and US strategy toward Ukraine.

For more from the Council on the crisis in Ukraine, click here.

A conversation with
John McCain
US Senator (AZ)

Moderated by
Damon Wilson
Executive Vice President
Atlantic Council