World Russia Forum 2014

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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.


Program Included

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

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

Elena Branson – President, Russian Center New York

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

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