Please join the Atlantic Council on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. on Capitol Hill (2255 Rayburn House Office Building) for a discussion on the repercussions of Russia’s continued occupation of Crimea.


Opening remarks:

Dr. Alina Polyakova

Director of Research, Europe and Eurasia
Atlantic Council

Keynote address by:
The Hon. Steve Chabot 
US Representative (OH-1)
US House of Representatives

The Hon. Gerry Connolly 
US Representative (VA-11)
US House of Representatives
A conversation with:
Dr. Anders Åslund
Senior Fellow, Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center
Atlantic Council
Dr. Michael Carpenter
Senior Director, Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement
University of Pennsylvania
Dr. Robert Herman
Vice President for International Programs; Vice President for Emergency Assistance Programs and Multilateral Initiatives
Freedom House
Ambassador Steven Pifer
Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy, Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence, Center on the United States and Europe; Director, Arms Control and Non-Proliferation Initiative
The Brookings Institution
Moderated by:
Ms. Melinda Haring
Editor, UkraineAlert
Atlantic Council

On March 18, 2014, Russia illegally annexed Crimea. Today, the peninsula remains under occupation as the Kremlin builds conventional military forces, represses voices of opposition, exploits Crimea’s energy resources, and violates basic human rights. The implications for international security remain critical to US national security interest in the region.
On the three-year anniversary of the annexation, the Atlantic Council will convene experts to discuss the repercussions of Russia’s continued occupation of Crimea. The event will feature keynote addresses by Congressmen Gerry Connolly and Steve Chabot, who re-introduced the Crimea Annexation Non-Recognition Act – legislation prohibiting federal agencies from taking action that recognizes Russian sovereignty over Crimea.

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