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Tue, Mar 3, 2020

How Naftogaz outfoxed the Kremlin and can do it again

Where does Naftogaz stand six years after the Maidan revolution? What is the current state of the Ukrainian energy sector? And what has been the impact on the broader European market?

3:00pm Washington DC

Wed, Mar 4, 2020

Completing Europe: Central Europe, the Three Seas Initiative and the future of the transatlantic relationship

President Kaljulaid addresses the future of Central Europe’s role in the transatlantic relationship, the growing economic opportunities present in Central Europe, the important role the region plays in the West’s efforts to grapple with the challenges of great power competition, and the steps that need to be taken to complete the vision of Europe that is undivided, free, and secure.

10:30am Washington D.C.

Wed, Mar 4, 2020

Why should the US care about Ukraine?

The recent impeachment hearings put a spotlight on Ukraine and US national interests there. The National Interest magazine compared current policy to Vietnam's “groupthink" while Ambassador John Herbst argued that the United States has vital strategic interests in Ukraine. This debate will settle the score.

2:30pm Washington DC

Thu, Mar 5, 2020

US-Brazil economic relations: The path to a trade agreement

The United States and Brazil have long been critical commercial partners. Now, as the United States and Brazil double down on delivering on a stronger bilateral agenda, the moment is ripe to help guide discussions on practical next steps.

9:30am Washington DC