Sanctions Discussion with Former Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew

February 19, 2019 - 10:00 am

Atlantic Council, 1030 15th St. NW, 12th Floor
Washington, DC

Discussion with:

Secretary Jacob Lew

Visiting Professor of International and Public Affairs; Columbia University

Former US Treasury Secretary

Moderated by:

 Ambassador Daniel Fried

Distinguished Fellow, Eurasia Center and Future Europe Initiative, Atlantic Council

Preceded by a panel discussion:


Heleen Bakker

Deputy Chief of Mission; Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

Kerri-Ann Bent

Americas Head of Sanctions; Barclays

David Mortlock

Partner; Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

Nonresident Senior Fellow, Global Energy Center; Atlantic Council

David Peyman

Deputy Assistant Secretary; Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs, United States Department of State

Moderated by:

Samantha Sultoon

Visiting Senior Fellow, Global Business & Economics and Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security; Atlantic Council

Please join the Atlantic Council's Economic Sanctions Initiative on Tuesday, February 19th, at the Atlantic Council's headquarters in Washington, DC for a public discussion with former US Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew on the strategic deployment of sanctions and the risks of their overuse.  

Secretary Lew will be joined in conversation by Ambassador Daniel Fried, a distinguished fellow at the Atlantic Council, to discuss the current US administration's use of economic and financial sanctions and lessons learned to preserve sanctions’ effectiveness.

A high-level panel will start off the event to debate the future use of the sanctions tool more broadly, including in the context of recent sanctions action against Russia and the snapback of US sanctions against Iran.

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