34th Annual U.S. – RUSSIA FORUM 2014: Advancing a Constructive Agenda for U.S. – Russia Relations

Russian Embassy in Washington, D.C., file photo

Subject: Washington DC: 34th Annual U.S. – RUSSIA FORUM 2014
Date: Wed, 11 Jun 2014
From: Edward Lozansky <lozansky@gmail.com>

34th Annual U.S. – RUSSIA FORUM 2014

Advancing a Constructive Agenda for U.S. – Russia Relations
June 16 – 17, 2014 Washington, DC

The current crisis in Ukraine, which many see as the beginning of a new era of U.S. – Russia geopolitical confrontation, underscores the urgent need for a new foreign policy agenda that will advance both American and Russian long-term strategic interests.

Please join us for a timely and insightful discussion of this important matter with a group of leading American and Russian Experts.

Program Schedule:

Monday, June 16, 2014

1:00 – 5:00 PM with coffee break
Hart Senate Office Building, Room 902
Constitution Avenue between 1st and 2nd Streets, NE
Washington, DC

US – Russia Relations: Restoring a Constructive Agenda
Welcoming Remarks by His Excellency Sergei Kislyak, Russian Ambassador to Washington

1.00 – 2.30 PM First Panel:
Edward Lozansky – President, American University in Moscow, moderator
Stephen Cohen – Professor, New York University and Princeton University
Robert Legvold – Professor, Columbia University
Mark Ritchie – Minnesota Secretary of State
Michael Stopford – Former NATO Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Strategic Communications
Mead Treadwell – Lt. Governor of Alaska

2.30 – 3.00 PM Coffee Break

3.00 – 4.30 PM Second Panel
Matthew Rojansky – Director, Kennan Institute, Speaker and Moderator
James Carden – Contributing Editor to American Conservative, Former Advisor to the State Department on Bilateral US – Russia relations
Leonid Gozman – President, Union of Right Forces movement (SPS)
Jack Matlock – Former U.S. Ambassador to Moscow
Wayne Merry – Former State Department and Pentagon Official

6:30 – 8:30 PM
Russian Embassy , 2650 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Reception hosted by His Excellency Sergei Kislyak, Russian Ambassador to Washington

Tuesday, June 17

10:00 AM – 12:30 PM (18.00 – 20.30 Moscow time)
National Press Club , 529 14th St. NW, 13th Floor – Interfax Moscow
Online teleconference with the Russian experts:
Lt.General Evgeny Buzhinsky – former head of the International Coopertion Department of the Ministry of Defense
Vladimir Lukin – former Rusdsian Ambassador to Washington
Fedor Lukyanov – Editor-in-Chief, Russia in Global Affairs
Sergei Mironov – Head of the “Just Russia” party in the State Duma
Sergei Stepashin – former Prime Minister of the Russiam Federation and Head of the Audit Chamber

3.00 – 5.00 PM
Russian Cultural Center , 1825 Phelps Place, NW
Prospects for US – Russia cooperation
Elena Branson – President, Russian Center NY, moderator
Dmitry Akhanov – CEO of Rusnano USA
Rita Guenther – Senior Program Officer, National Academy of Sciences
Gerard Janco – President, Eurasia Center
Mikhail Kalugin – Head, Economic Section, Russian Embassy
Edward Lozansky – President, American University in Moscow
Cesar Queiroz – Senior Advisor, Claret Consulting
Axel Tillman – CEO USA, Russian Venture Company
Ralph Winnie Jr. – Director of Global Business

5.30 – 7.30 PM Reception

For additional information and registration please visit www.RussiaHouse.org/wrf.php
or contact Edward Lozansky at Lozansky@gmail.com