Kyiv Security Forum
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Agenda

Fairmont Grand Hotel Kyiv
1, Naberezhno-Khreschatytska Str., Кyiv, Ukraine

Thursday, May 28

Ballroom

Moderator: David EADES, Journalist, BBC

11:30-12:45

Registration

12:45-13:00

Welcoming remarks:

Robin NIBLETT, Director, Chatham House, GB (video presentation)

Bruno LETE, Senior Program Officer for Foreign and Security Policy, the German Marshall Fund of the United States (video presentation)

13:00-13:15

Opening Speech:

Arseniy YATSENYUK, Prime Minister of Ukraine

13:15-13:30

Special Address:

Petro POROSHENKO, President of Ukraine (video presentation)

13:30-13:35

Video address: 

Dalia GRYBAUSKAITE, President of Lithuania 

13:35-14:40

SESSION I

VALUES THAT BECOME DESTINY. TIME FOR MOBILIZATION OF DEMOCRACIES

Issues to be discussed:

  • The unraveling of the international system: Vienna, Versailles, Yalta….Kyiv - next?
  • Values and principles as a foundation for foreign policy

Speakers:

Arseniy YATSENYUK, Prime Minister of Ukraine (video presentation)

Eiki NESTOR, Speaker, Parliament of Estonia (video presentation)

Andrej PLENKOVIC, Head, European Parliament’s Delegation to EU-Ukraine Association Committee; Member of European Parliament, Croatia (video presentation)

Andrius KUBILIUS, Prime Minister of Lithuania (1999-2000; 2008-2012) (video presentation)

 

Discussion

14:40-15:00

Alexander VERSHBOW, NATO Deputy Secretary General (video conference)

15:00-15:15

Coffee-break

15:15-16:45

SESSION II

DEMOCRACY VERSUS AUTHORITARIANISM: THE BATTLE IS NOT YOURS BUT OURS’

Issues to be discussed:

  • Security, political and diplomatic implications of Russia’s aggression against Ukraine
  • Crime and punishment: how to contain the aggressor

Speakers:

Oleksandr TURCHYNOV, Secretary, National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine (video presentation)

Ryszard CZARNECKI, Vice Chairman, European Parliament, Minister for European Integration of Poland (1997-1999) (video presentation)

James BEZAN, Parliamentary Secretary of the Minister of Defense of Canada (video presentation)

Liliya SHEVTSOVA, Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution, USA (video presentation)

 

Discussion

16:45-17:00

Coffee-break

17:00-18:30

SESSION III

SISYPHUS IN SECURITY: FOCUS ON USA

Issues to be discussed:

  • The USA’s capacity to take global leadership
  • The role of the USA in international structures
  • How co-operation between the USA and Ukraine can strengthen Europe

Speakers:

Pavlo KLIMKIN, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine (video presentation)

Paula DOBRIANSKY, Under Secretary of State for Democracy and Global Affairs (2001-2009), USA (video-conference)

Anna FOTYGA, Chair of the Subcommittee on Security and Defence, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Poland (2006-2007) (video presentation)

Steven PIFER, Senior Fellow, Director, Arms Control Initiative, Brookings Institution (video presentation)

Matthew ROJANSKY, Director, Kennan Institute, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (video presentation)

 

 

Discussion

18:30-18:45

Summing-up speaker:

Joerg FORBRIG, DTransatlantic Fellow for Central and Eastern Europe, the German Marshall Fund of the United States; Director, Fund for Belarus Democracy (video presentation)

18:45-20:00

Buffet-dinner 

Friday, May 29

Ballroom

Moderator: David EADES, journalist, BBC

08:30-9:30

Registration

9:30-11:15

 

SESSION IV

WHILE CANNONS SOUND. UKRAINIAN REFORMS ON THE MARCH

Issues to be discussed:

  • A Marshall plan is better than Martial Law
  • Implementation of reforms. Western assistance

Speakers:

Natalia JARESKO, Minister of Finance of Ukraine (video presentation)

Andres ASLUND, Senior Fellow, Atlantic Council (video presentation)

Kalman MIZSEI, Head, the European Union Advisory Mission (EUAM) in Ukraine (video presentation)

Andy HUNDER, President, American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine (video presentation)

Zaneta OZOLINA, Professor in the Department of Political Science, University of Latvia (video presentation)

 

Discussion

11:15-11:45

Coffee-break

11:45-12:00

Special Address: 

Frank-Walter STEINMEIER

Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs of Germany (video presentation)

12:00-13:15

 

SESSION V

THE VALUES OF THE EUROPEAN UNION: LOSE ONE - LOSE THEM ALL 

Issues to be discussed:

  • United and Divided – O, Europe, where art Thou?
  • Protection of values as a main line for European future
  • Ukraine and the EU: one leg in, one leg still out?
  • The Russian factor within: virus detected?

Video adress: 

Alain Le ROY

Secretary-General, the EU External Action Service (EEAS)

Speakers:

Andrejs PILDEGOVIČS, State Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia (video presentation)

Gediminas KIRKILAS, Vice Chairman, Parliament of Lithuania; Prime Minister of Lithuania (2006-2008) (video presentation)

Kostiantyn ELISEEV, Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the EU (video presentation)

Wolfgang GERHARD, Chairman, Friedrich-Naumann-Foundation, Chairman, Free Democratic Party of Germany (1995-2001) (video presentation)

 

Discussion

13:15-14:15

Lunch
Atrium

14:15-15:45

SESSION VI 

RUSSIAN GHOSTS OF THE PAST: REVISIONISM, DELUSION OR REBIRTH?

Issues to be discussed:

  • The interests of the Russian political and business elites
  • How to contribute to the democratization of the Russian Federation

Speakers:

Mikheil SAAKASHVILI, President of Georgia (2000-2001, 2004-2007) (video presentation)

Andrei ZUBOV, Professor, Russian Federation (video presentation)

Vladimir SOCOR, Senior Fellow, The Jamestown Foundation, USA (video presentation)

 

Discussion

15:45-16:00

Coffee-break

16:00-16:45

DISCUSSION

THE OSCE AND RUSSIA’S WAR AGAINST UKRAINE – A SURVIVAL TEST FOR EUROPEAN SECURITY ARCHITECTURE?

Speakers:

Oleksandr CHALY, Ambassador  Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine (video presentation)

Robert COOPER, Special Advisor at the European Commission, Great Britain (video presentation)

Sergi KAPANADZE, Director, Georgia’s Reforms Associates; Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs of Georgia (2011-2012) (video presentation)

Ian ANTHONY, Director, Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, Sweden (video presentation)

16:45-17:45

DISCUSSION

LOGIN: UKRAINE. PASSWORD: SECURITY. SIGNING UP TO NATO

Speakers:

Leonid HOLOPATIUK, Head, Main Department of Military Cooperation and Peace-keeping Operations, General Staff of Armed Forces of Ukraine (video presentation)

James SHERR, Senior Research Fellow, Chatham House, GB (video presentation)

Danylo LUBKIVSKY, Advisor to the Prime Minister of Ukraine, Deputy Foreign Minister of Ukraine (2014) (video presentation)

Robert ONDREJCSAK, Director, Center of European and North Atlantic Affairs (CENAA), State Secretary, Ministry of Defense (2010-2012), Slovakia (video presentation)

17:45-18:00

SUMMARIZING SECURITY: TASKS WE FACE AND SHARE

 

David KRAMER, Senior Director for Human Rights and Human Freedoms, McCain Institute, USA (video presentation)

18:00–18:15

Concluding remarks

18:15-19:30

Buffet - dinner

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