Please join the Atlantic Council’s Transatlantic Security Initiative, in the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security, for a hybrid public event “Security and stability for the Black Sea region,” held in partnership with the National School of Political and Administrative Studies (SNSPA) of Romania. This event will take place on Wednesday, May 15, from 10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. ET at the Atlantic Council’s headquarters and virtually.

Bordered by Ukraine to the north, Russia to the northeast, and NATO allies and partners to the south and west, the security of the Black Sea region has risen to new strategic pre-eminence as an economic, geopolitical, and military focal point following the start of Russia’s war of aggression in February 2022. Russia is a malign actor in the region. It regularly conducts military operations out of the occupied Crimean Peninsula, it deploys propaganda, subversion, and disinformation tactics to hamper regional alignment with the West, and it has disrupted commercial shipping—threatening the stability and security of the littoral Black Sea states and broader Euro-Atlantic region. The strategic importance of the region was recognized by NATO in the 2022 Strategic Concept, and by the United States Congress, with the Black Sea Security Act and mention in the 2024 National Defense Authorization Act.

This event is part of the Transatlantic Security Initiative’s 2024 NATO Washington Summit campaign. For more information and updates on future events and publications, follow @ACScowcroft.

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Opening remarks

Remus Pricopie
Rector and President
National University of Political Studies and Public Administration (SNSPA)

Moderated by

Laura Kelly
Foreign Policy Reporter
The Hill

In conversation with

Iulia Huiu
Founder and CEO
Great Empowerment Consulting

Closing remarks

H.E. Andrei Muraru
Ambassador of Romania to the United States

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