World Russia Forum 2014

 

When: June 16-17, 2014  |  Where: Washington DC

The current crisis in Ukraine, which many see as the beginning of a new era of US – Russia geopolitical confrontation, underscores the urgent need for a new foreign policy agenda that will advance both American and Russian long-term strategic interests.

Please join us for timely and insightful discussions of this important matter with leading American and Russian Experts.


Program

Monday, June 16

1:00 – 5:00 PM US – Russia Relations: Restoring a Constructive Agenda
Hart Senate Office Building, Room 902
Constitution Avenue between 1st and 2nd Streets, NE
Washington, DC

Welcoming Remarks by His Excellency Sergei Kislyak, Russian Ambassador to Washington

Speakers:
James Carden – Contributing Editor, The American Conservative; former advisor to the U.S.-Russia Bilateral Presidential Commission at the U.S. Department of State
Stephen Cohen – Professor, New York University and Princeton University
Leonid Gozman – President, Union of Right Forces movement (SPS)
Thomas Graham – Senior Director, Kissinger Associates (TBC)
Robert Legvold – Professor, Columbia University
Jack Matlock – Former U.S. Ambassador to Moscow
Wayne Merry – Former State Department and Pentagon Official
Mark Ritchie – Minnesota Secretary of State
Matthew Rojansky – Director, Kennan Institute
Michael Stopford – Former NATO Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Strategic Communications

6:30 – 8:30 PM
Russian Embassy, 2650 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Reception hosted by His Excellency Sergei Kislyak, Russian Ambassador to Washington

Tuesday, June 17

10:00 – 11:45 AM
National Press Club, 529 14th St., NW, 13th Floor
View from Moscow via online teleconference with Russian Experts

3:00 – 5:30 PM
Russian Cultural Center, 1825 Phelps Place, NW
Discussions on economic and educational cooperation

Moderator:
Elena Branson – President, Russian Center New York

Speakers:
Rita Guenther – Senior Program Officer, National Academy of Sciences
Gerard Janco – President, Eurasia Center
Edward Lozansky – President, American University in Moscow
Cesar Queiroz – Senior Advisor, Claret Consulting
Axel Tillman – CEO, RVC-USA
Ralph Winnie, Jr. – Vice President of Global Business Development

5:30 – 6:15 PM
Russian Cultural Center, 1825 Phelps Place, NW
Concert at Russian Cultural Center

6:15 – 9:00 PM
Russian Cultural Center, 1825 Phelps Place, NW
Reception at Russian Cultural Center