A conversation with:

Ambassador John Herbst
Director, Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center
Atlantic Council

Ms. Nadia McConnell
US-Ukraine Foundation

Mr. Michael Sawkiw
Director, Ukrainian National Information Service
Ukrainian Congress Committee of America

Mr. Naphtali Rivkin
Research Fellow
Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation

Moderated by:

Mr. Timothy Fairbank
Senior Fellow, Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center
Atlantic Council

Russia’s expansionist ambitions, including the annexation of Crimea and military actions in the Donbas, are the greatest threat to Ukraine’s future and national identity. In the 1930s, Ukraine faced a similar existential challenge due to the Soviet Union’s territorial ambitions. Stalin’s policies led to the deaths of millions of Ukrainians in the Holodomor, and while Ukraine survived, that came at a great cost. 

This panel discussion will bring together experts to discuss Ukraine’s experience with great challenges and will coincide with the release of the film Bitter Harvest – a feature film which tells the story of Holodomor.


On Twitter? Follow @ACEurasia and #FutureUkraine
Atlantic Council
1030 15th Street NW, 12th Floor (West Tower Elevator) 
Washington, DC 

This event is open to press and on the record. 

VISITING THE COUNCIL: Metro and parking info