Kyiv Security Forum
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Agenda

Fairmont Grand Hotel, Kyiv

1 , Naberezhno - Khreschatytska Street, Kyiv, Ukraine

Moderator: David EADES, journalist, BBC, Great Britain

Alina INAYEH, Director, The Black Sea Trust for Regional Cooperation, The German Marshall Fund of the United States

Arseniy YATSENYUK, Prime Minister of Ukraine

Petro POROSHENKO, President of Ukraine

Issues to be discussed:

  • Western support of Ukraine: bringing together democratic allies
  • Success of Ukrainian transformations and economic reforms as an engine for change in the region

Speakers:

Alexander VERSHBOW, Deputy Secretary-General, NATO

Malcolm RIFKIND, Visiting Professor, King's College; Chair of Defense and Security Committee (2010-2015); Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1995-1997), the United Kingdom

Ostap SEMERAK, Co-Chair, Delegation of the EU-Ukraine Parliamentary Association Committee; Member of the Parliament of Ukraine

Andrej PLENKOVIC, Co-Chair, Delegation of the EU-Ukraine Parliamentary Association Committee; Member of European Parliament

Michael CARPENTER, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Russia, Ukraine and Eurasia, the U.S

Issues to be discussed:

  • Global security trends: what are the sources of instability?
  • Western Democracies: do they have a plan?
  • Russia: how to confront the challenge from Moscow?
  • Syria - center of clashes by global actors?
  • The terrorist threat: its roots and ways to protect against a worldwide danger.

Video address:

Paula DOBRIANSKY, Under Secretary of State for Democracy and Global Affairs (2001-2009), U.S.

Speakers:

Arsen AVAKOV, Minister of Interior of Ukraine

David KRAMER, Senior Director for Human Rights and Human Freedoms, McCain Institute, the U.S.

Unal CEVIKOZ, President, Ankara Policy Center; President of the 28th General Assembly of International Maritime Organization (2013-2014); Republic of Turkey

Speakers:

Lilia SHEVTSOVA, Non-resident Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution

Andrew WOOD, Associate Fellow, Chatham House; Ambassador of the Great Britain to Russia (1995-2000)

James SHERR, Associate Fellow, Russian and Eurasia Program, Chatham House, the Great Britain

Bogdan KLICH, Senator, Senate of the Republic of Poland; Minister of National Defense of Poland (2007-2011)


EVENTS WITHIN KYIV SECURITY FORUM

In cooperation with the German Marshall Fund and the NATO Information and Documentation Center

Venue: Kyiv-2 Conference Hall (2nd floor), Fairmont Hotel. Participation: closed event, personal invitations only.

In cooperation with the Fund for National Strategies.

Venue: Kyiv-1 Conference Hall (1nd floor), Fairmont Hotel. Participation: open for KSF participants.

In cooperation with Ukrainian Think Tanks Liaison Office on Brussels.

Venue: Kyiv-1 Conference Hall (1nd floor), Fairmont Hotel. Participation: open for KSF participants.

To be discussed:

  • The future of Europe: challenges within (GB referendum, economic crises in Greece, etc.)
  • The refugee challenge: what is the solution?
  • The countries in between: how to secure Ukraine, Georgia, Moldova and Eastern Partnership prospects
  • Russian factor as a threat for European Unity

Speakers:

Pavlo KLIMKIN, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine

Edgars RINKEVICS, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Latvia

Lars ADAKTUSSON, Member of European Parliament, Sweden

To be discussed:

  • Economic reforms: to-do list.
  • Energy reform: to secure independence.
  • Fighting corruption: essential to Ukraine's survival and sustainability.
  • Future of Ukraine in Europe.

Speakers:

Oksana MARKAROVA, Deputy Minister of Finance of Ukraine

Johannes REGENBRECHT, Special Envoy, Head of Task Force Ukraine, German Federal Foreign Office

Bruce STOKES, Director, Global Economic Attitudes, Pew Research Center, the U.S.

Will POMERANZ, Deputy Director, Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies of the Woodrow Wilson Center, the U.S.

Speakers:

Stepan POLTORAK, Minister of Defense of Ukraine

Marek ZIOLKOWSKI, Undersecretary of State in Charge of Eastern Policy and Security, Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Poland

James BEZAN, Member of Parliament of Canada, Official Opposition Critic for National Defense

Speakers:

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

Michal BONI, Member of European Parliament, Minister of Administration and Digitization of Poland (2011-2013)

Nicolas TENZER, Chairman, Center for Research and Study on Political Decisions, France

Speakers:

Yevheniy HLIBOVYTSKY, Founder, Pro.mova; Member of Nestor Group, Ukraine

Marc BERENSON, Senior Lecturer, Russia Institute, King's College, Great Britain

Chanaka GUNATHUNGAA, Director (International Relations), Presidential Secretariat, President of Sri Lanka

Steven PIFER, Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution, the U.S.


EVENTS WITHIN KYIV SECURITY FORUM

In cooperation with Chatham House, great Britain.

Venue: Kyiv-2 Conference Hall (2nd floor), Fairmont Hotel. Participation: open for KSF participants.


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