Members’ Conference Call Series and
Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security present:

Flight MH17 Crash: 
A Turning Point For Ukraine? 

A discussion with
John Herbst
Director, Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center
Atlantic Council
Former Ambassador to Ukraine 

Adrian Karatnycky
Senior Fellow, Transatlantic Relations Program
Atlantic Council

Patrick O'Reilly
Nonresident Senior Fellow, Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security
Atlantic Council
Former Director of the Missile Defense Agency

Moderated by
Barry Pavel
Vice President and Director, Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security
Atlantic Council

As news of the downed Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 continues to come in, likely due to a missile strike, many are wondering what might happen next. Will this disaster change the conflict in Ukraine? How will this event affect the fighting in the eastern part of the country? How will this impact US-Russia relations going forward? Further, will the West—especially Europe—ramp up its military and economic instruments to bring an end to the conflict?

To answer these and other pressing questions about this developing story, the Council will host a members’ conference call with our experts who have expertise in the region, the military hardware that led to the plane’s demise, and the development of defense policy and strategy.

The Hon. John Herbst is the director of the Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center and was US ambassador to Ukraine from 2003 to 2006. Lt. Gen. Patrick O’Reilly, USA (Ret.) is a nonresident senior fellow in the Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security and is the former director of the Missile Defense Agency in the Pentagon. Mr. Adrian Karatnycky is a senior fellow in the Transatlantic Relations Program and former CEO of Freedom House. The moderator, Mr. Barry Pavel, is the director of the Brent Scowcroft Center and was the special assistant to the president and senior director for defense policy and strategy on the National Security Council staff both under Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush.

Members' Conference Call Series
This conference call is part of a larger series of Atlantic Council members’ programming, which seeks to provide members the opportunity to dialogue directly with policy experts on the most relevant topics of the day. 

Friday, July 18, 2014

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. ET

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