April 5, 2017 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Atlantic Council
1030 15th St NW
Washington, DC 20005
Three years after Maidan, Ukraine still faces critical challenges in economic and political reforms, as well as the ability to defend itself from Russian aggression. The ongoing armed conflict in Ukraine’s east and partial territorial occupation make this enormous endeavor even more difficult. Despite that, Ukraine has managed not only to avoid the worst-case scenario, but also to make some achievements in stabilizing the internal political and economic situation, strengthening national defense capabilities, and launching ambitious reforms in almost all spheres. This conference will look back at Ukraine’s key achievements and shortcomings of 2016, while looking ahead toward 2017.

The Atlantic Council and the Razumkov Centre will bring together experts for three panels: Government, Reforms, Society; Ukrainian-Russian Conflict; and Ukraine’s Economy: Signs and Prospects of Recovery.

Opening Remarks:

Mr. Fred Kempe
President and CEO
Atlantic Council

Senator Rob Portman
US Senator for Ohio
US Senate

Senator Amy Kobluchar
US Senator for Minnesota
US Senate

Minister Natalie Jaresko
Former Finance Minister, Ukraine;
Distinguished Senior Fellow, Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center
Atlantic Council

Panel 1 l Government, Reforms, Society:

Mr. Paul Pynzenyk
Deputy Head
People’s Front Party Political Council 

Dr. Yuriy Yakymenko
Deputy Director General; Director, Political and Legal Programmes
Razumkov Centre

Professor Viktor Musiiaka
Research Fellow
Razumkov Centre
Ms. Alexa Chopivsky
Executive Director
The American Center for a European Ukraine

Moderated by:

Dr. Alina Polyakova
Director of Research, Europe and Eurasia
Atlantic Council

Panel 2 l Ukrainian-Russian Conflict: A Path to Resolution or Freezing?

Dr. Oleksandr Lytvynenko
Deputy to the Secretary
National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine 
Ambassador Paula Dobriansky
Senior Fellow, The Future of Diplomacy Project,
John F. Kennedy Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
Harvard University
Ambassador John Herbst
Director, Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center
Atlantic Council
Mr. Olexiy Melnyk
Co-Director, Foreign Relations and International Security Programmes
Razumkov Centre 
Moderated by:

Mr. Mark Simakovsky
Senior Fellow, Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center
Atlantic Council

Panel 3 l Ukraine’s Economy: Signs and Prospects of Recovery

Dr. Anders Aslund
Senior Fellow, Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center
Atlantic Council

Professor Vasyl Yurchyshyn
Director, Economic Programmes
Razumkov Centre

Minister Natalie Jaresko
Distinguished Fellow, Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center
Atlantic Council

Ambassador Cliff Bond
Acting Coordinator of US Assistance to Eastern Europe,
Eurasia and Central Asia

US Department of State

Moderated by:

Ms. Melinda Haring
Editor, UkraineAlert
Atlantic Council

Closing remarks:

H.E. Valeriy Chaly
Embassy of Ukraine