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Please join the Atlantic Council, the Charles Koch Institute, Johns Hopkins SAIS, University of Pennsylvania, and the Foreign Policy Research Institute for a one day event, titled, “New Dawn: Russia and the West after the US Presidential Elections” on Thursday, November 3, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. at the Atlantic Council headquarters (1030 15th Street NW, 12th Floor, West Elevators). This conference will take place shortly before the election and will focus on how US-Russia policy has changed as a result of the election campaign, whether the sanctions regime will be maintained, and how the next president should address Russia. General Philip Breedlove, former NATO supreme allied commander of Europe, will deliver a keynote address.

Welcoming Remarks and Introduction

Welcome remarks by:

Mr. Damon Wilson
Executive Vice President
Atlantic Council

The Russian Factor in the US Presidential Elections

A conversation with:

Dr. John Haines
Co-Director, Eurasia Program
Foreign Policy Research Institute

Ms. Miriam Elder
World Editor
Buzz Feed News

Dr. Michael Desch
Professor of Political Science
University of Notre Dame

Moderated by:
Dr. Mitchell Orenstein
Senior Fellow, FPRI, Professor of Central and East European Politics, Slavic Department
University of Pennsylvania

Sanctions Regime: Should it be Maintained?

A conversation with:

Mr. David Kramer
Senior Director for Human Rights and Democracy
The McCain Institute for International Leadership

Dr. Sergey Aleksashenko
Nonresident Senior Fellow, Global Economy and Development
Brookings Institution

Dr. Emma Ashford
Research Fellow
CATO Institute

Ms. Elizabeth Rosenberg
Senior Fellow and Director, Energy, Economics and Security Program
Center for New American Security

Moderated by:
Dr. Daniel Hamilton
Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation Professor 
Executive Director

Center for Transatlantic Relations
Johns Hopkins SAIS

Keynote Speech on Russia Policy

Keynote speech delivered by:

General Philip Breedlove
Former Supreme Allied Commander Europe
Former Commander
US European Command

Moderated by:
Dr. Alina Polyakova
Deputy Director, Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center
Atlantic Council

US Russia  Policy for the 45th President: Containment, Restraint, or Engagement?

A conversation with:

Ambassador John Herbst
Director, Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center
Atlantic Council

Ms. Judy Ansley
Former Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Adviser 
National Security Council  

Dr. Evelyn Farkas
Nonresident Senior Fellow
Atlantic Council

Dr. William Ruger
Vice President,  Research and Policy
Charles Koch Institute

Moderated by:
Ambassador Adrian Basora
Co-Director, Eurasia Program
Foreign Policy Research Institute

This conference comes at what may prove to be a turning point in US-Russia relations. With the ongoing conflicts in Ukraine and Syria, the rise of far-right political parties in Europe and their ideological affiliation with the Kremlin, and alleged Russian interference in the US presidential election, the next US president will need a clear and definitive strategy for addressing Putin’s Russia. The Atlantic Council, along with its partners, will convene the top experts in the field to discuss these challenges and to make recommendations on what the next administration should prioritize in their Russia policy.

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Atlantic Council
1030 15th Street NW, 12th Floor (West Tower Elevator)
Washington, DC

This event is open to press and on the record.

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