Keynote remarks:
The Hon. Marcy Kaptur
Representative of the 9th District of Ohio
US House of Representatives
A conversation with:
Ms. Melinda Haring
Editor, UkraineAlert
Atlantic Council

Mr. Jock Mendoza-Wilson
Director of International and Investor Relations
System Capital Management
Dr. Lauren Van Metre

Professor, Elliott School of International Affairs
The George Washington University
 Moderated by:

Ambassador John Herbst
Director, Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center
Atlantic Council

Please join the Atlantic Council’s Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center for the launch of Ukraine’s Internally Displaced Persons Hold a Key to Peace, a new issue brief by the Atlantic Council and the United States Institute of Peace.

After four years of ongoing conflict, Ukraine is home to the world’s ninth-largest population of internally displaced persons (IDPs), with nearly 1.6 million Ukrainians officially registered as IDPs. One third of the displaced Ukrainian population plans to integrate into local communities rather than return to their original home, creating a unique model of local support and integration during conflict. In their issue brief, Ukraine’s Internally Displaced Persons Hold a Key to Peace, authors Lauren Van Metre, Steven E. Steiner, and Melinda Haring examine Ukraine as a possible model for an “enlightened” resettlement process that promotes social cohesion, democratic development, and a constituency for peace.
Please join us for a discussion on the issue brief’s findings, as well as a broader  conversation about the role of internally displaced persons in Ukraine.
We hope you can join us for this timely discussion.

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US Capitol Visitor Center
First Street NW, Washington, DC
Congressional Meeting Room North

This event is open to press and on the record.