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Ukraine: Crisis for Central Europe and the Transatlantic Alliance

The Ukraine crisis has the potential to create financial instability, an economic slowdown, clashes between states and alliances, and civil disturbances within countries. As the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War approaches, we cannot treat these risks as trivial.

The dangers Ukraine poses for international security, crisis management, and geopolitical balance particularly concern the relations among the Russian Federation, the European Union, and the United States. But the Ukraine crisis also threatens the stability, security, and recovering prosperity of the nations of Central Europe.

These and other issues were the focus of a one-day conference held jointly by the Hudson Institute and the Danube Institute on Thursday, March 13 at Hudson.

The event was livestreamed on Ustream.

Panel

Kenneth R. Weinstein, Opening Remarks

President & CEO, Hudson Institute

John O’Sullivan, Opening Remarks

Director, Danube Institute

David Satter, Report from the Maidan

Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute

György Szapáry, Chairman, Keynote Speech

Ambassador of Hungary to the United States

Paula Dobriansky, Speaker, Keynote Speech

Senior Fellow, The Future of Diplomacy Project, Harvard University

Richard Weitz, Chairman: Russia, Europe, and America

Senior Fellow and Director, Center for Political-Military Analysis, Hudson Institute

Andrew C. Kuchins, Panelist: Russia, Europe, and America

Senior Fellow and Director, Russia and Eurasia Program at Center for Strategic and International Studies

Julie Smith, Panelist: Russia, Europe, and America

Senior Fellow and Director, Strategy and Statecraft Program at the Center for a New American Security, former Deputy National Security Advisor to Vice President Biden

Richard Fontaine, Panelist: Russia, Europe, and America

President, Center for a New American Security

John O’Sullivan, Lunch Panel Chairman: Who’s Got the Energy? Who Knows the Score?

Director, Danube Institute

Seth Cropsey, Lunch Panelist on Energy: Who’s Got the Energy? Who Knows the Score?

Director of the Center for American Seapower, Hudson Institute

Kevin Klose, Lunch Panelist on The Media War: Who’s Got the Energy? Who Knows the Score?

Former President and CEO, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty

Marion Smith, Chairman: Central Europe: Cooperation in a Cold Climate

Executive Director, Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation

Tamas Fellegi, Panelist: Central Europe: Cooperation in a Cold Climate

Former Hungarian Minister of National Development

Janusz Bugajski, Panelist: Central Europe: Cooperation in a Cold Climate

Washington-based Foreign Policy Analyst

Vladimir Vladimirovich Kara-Murza, Panelist: Central Europe: Cooperation in a Cold Climate

Russian opposition leader

Irena Chalupa, Panelist: Central Europe: Cooperation in a Cold Climate

Former Director of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty's Ukrainian Service

Bartlomiej Nowak, Panelist: Central Europe: Cooperation in a Cold Climate

German Marshall Fund Transatlantic Academy Fellow, former executive director of Polish Center for International Relations, and former Member of the European Parliament

A. Wess Mitchell, Panelist: Central Europe: Cooperation in a Cold Climate

President and Co-Founder, Center for European Policy Analysis

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