Sanctions in the Trump Era - One Year In

March 9, 2018 - 9:00 am

1030 15th Street NW, 12th Floor
Washington, DC

Please join the Atlantic Council's Economic Sanctions Initiative on Friday, March 9th for a conference on how the United States can best use sanctions as a policy tool.
Economic sanctions continue to be a centerpiece of the United States’ foreign policy toolkit under the Trump Administration, as CAATSA, Russia-specific sanctions, new US and UN Security Council sanctions against North Korea, and the JCPOA with Iran demonstrate. Effective when well used and coordinated, sanctions also can be overused and oversold. Our conference is intended to review the development, implementation, and enforcement of sanctions during the last year, and to build consensus around sanctions policy going forward.

Stay tuned for more details on additional speakers. Under Secretary of the Treasury for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence, Ms. Sigal Mandelker will deliver keynote remarks at the event.

A live-stream of the event will be available here: 
Sanctions in Trump Era - One Year In 



Keynote Address
11:30 AM-12:00 PM
The Hon. Sigal Mandelker
Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence
United States Department of Treasury

9:00 AM-10:15 AM
Best practices, past errors, and the future of sanctions as a strong tool in the hands of the United States.

Daniel Fried
Distinguished Fellow, Future Europe Initiative
 Atlantic Council

Andrea Gacki
Deputy Director, Office of Foreign Assets Control
US Department of the Treasury

Brian O'Toole
Nonresident Senior Fellow, Global Business and Economics Program
Atlantic Council

Elizabeth Rosenberg
Director, Energy, Economics and Security Program
Center for a New American Security

David Tessler
Deputy Director of Policy Planning
United States Department of State

Andrew Keller
Hogan Lovells

10:20 AM-11:30 AM
Uncertainty and volatility in the Trump Administration's sanctions policy - the private sector's response and the way forward.

Michael B. Greenwald
Senior Vice President
Tiedemann Wealth Management

Richard Sawaya
Vice President
National Foreign Trade Council

Frederick F. Shaheen
Chief Counsel, Global Trade
The Boeing Company

Robert Walsh
Deputy Chief Compliance Officer
AXA Group

Beth Peters
Hogan Lovells
This event is on the record and open to the press.

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The Economic Sanctions Initiative is made possible through the generous support of Hogan Lovells US LLP, PricewaterhouseCoopers US LLP, and the Hon. David D. Aufhauser.