US-UA Working Group Yearly Summit X

Related Categories: Cybersecurity and Cyberwarfare; Democracy and Governance; Human Rights and Humanitarian Issues; Warfare; NATO; Ukraine

9:00 AM - 9:20 AM Summit Opening Session – Ambassador of Ukraine to the US Oksana Markarova

9:20 AM - 9:50 AM Highlight Focus Session I

Theme: Why a Free, Prosperous & Stable Ukraine Still Matter – UA Perspective

Chair: Mykola Hryckowian [DC Bureau Director/Center for US-Ukrainian Relations]

Featured Speaker: MG (ret) Volodymyr Havrilov [Deputy Minister of Defense of Ukraine]

9:50 AM – 11:15 AM Panel Discussion I

Theme: Robust Democratic Politics – Assessing Ukraine’s Progress/Regress

Moderator: Amb. William Taylor [United States Institute of Peace]


  • Steven Nix [International Republican Institute]
  • Katie Fox [National Democratic Institute]
  • Jonathan Katz [German Marshall Fund]
  • David Kramer [George W. Bush Institute]
  • Adrian Karatnycky [Atlantic Council of the United States]

Issues to Consider:

  • Fair Elections
  • Effective Political Parties
  • Strong Civil Society
  • Free Media

11:25 AM – 12:50 PM Panel Discussion II

Theme: Developed Market Economics & Energy Security – Assessing Ukraine’s Progress/Regress

Moderator: Amb. William Courtney [RAND Corporation]


  • Morgan Williams [U.S.-Ukraine Business Council]
  • Ariel Cohen [International Tax and Investment Center]
  • Margarita Assenova [Jamestown Foundation]
  • Tymofiy Mylovanov [University of Pittsburgh/Kyiv School of Economics]
  • Natalie Jaresko [Aspen Institute/FOMB-PR]

Issues to Consider:

  • Sensible Fiscal & Monetary Policy
  • Proper Business Development Paradigm
  • Improved Energy Production
  • Improved Energy Transport/Distribution Capacity
  • A Plan for Post War Reconstruction

1:15 PM – 2:40 PM Panel Discussion III

Theme: Ever Greater General Security – Assessing Ukraine’s Progress/Regress

Moderator: Amb. John Herbst [Atlantic Council of the United States]


  • Luke Coffey [Heritage Foundation]
  • Glen Howard [Jamestown Foundation]
  • Mariana Budjeryn [Harvard University]
  • Stephen Blank [Foreign Policy Institute]
  • Gen. (ret.) Wesley Clark [SACEUR 1997-2000]

Issues to Consider:

  • Adequate Human Resources for Defense – Land, Maritime and Air
  • Effective National Security Leadership – Civilian & Military
  • Sound ‘National Security’ Doctrine • End Game Plan for the War

2:40 PM - 3:10 PM Highlight Focus Session II

Theme: Why a Free, Stable and Prosperous Ukraine Still Matters---US Perspective

Featured Speaker: James Sherr OBE [Senior Fellow/EE International Center for Defence and Security]

3:20 PM – 4:45 PM Panel Discussion IV

Theme: Viable Social Cohesion & An Established National Identity – Assessing UA’s Progress/Regress

Moderator: Amb. Roman Popadiuk [Diplomacy Center Foundation]


  • Orest Deychakiwsky [Transatlantic Task Force for Ukraine]
  • Hanna Hopko [ANTS/Rada Foreign Policy Committee Chair 2014-2019]
  • Alexander Motyl [Rutgers University]
  • Janusz Bugajski [Jamestown Foundation]
  • Mark Thomas [La Salle University]

Issues to Consider:

  • Stable Inter-Ethnic & Inter-Faith Relations
  • Stable Regional and Class Relations
  • A Sense of a Common History
  • A Sense of a Common Future

4:45 PM – 5:15 PM Highlight Focus Session III

Theme: How the US Can Best Help Ukraine Free Stable and Prosperous

Chair: Michael Sawkiw, Jr. [Director/Ukrainian National Information Service]

Featured Speaker: Dr. Eliot Cohen [Director, Merrill Center for Strategic Studies/SAIS Johns Hopkins]

5:15 PM – 5:30 PM Tallying the Final Grades – Webmaster Andrij Dobriansky [UCCA]

6:30 PM – 8:00 PM Patrons Reception - American Foreign Policy Council

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