2 day conference

June 6-7, 2022

Ukraine

Kyiv

2 day conference

June 6-7, 2022

Ukraine

Kyiv

Democracy

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Volodymyr Zelenskyy

President of Ukraine

On April 21, 2019 Zelensky was elected president of Ukraine with an impressive 73 percent of the vote. In a March 2019 interview with Der Spiegel, Zelensky stated he went into politics to restore trust in politicians and that he wanted «to bring professional, decent people to power» and «would really like to change the mood and timbre of the political establishment, as much as possible».

Prior to his political career, he obtained a degree in law and created a production company, Kvartal 95. Founder of NGO The League of Laughter Youth Center. Mr. Zelenskyy’s movie career includes 10 feature films, over 30 accolades of the Ukrainian National TV Awards Teletriumph and multiple prizes of the international movie-, and telefestivals and media forums. Played the lead role in The Servant of the People TV series that won the WorldFest Remi Award (USA, 2016) and made the comedy film finalist short-list of the Seoul International Drama Awards (South Korea). The Servant of the People also won the Intermedia Globe SILVER award in the Entertainment TV Show category at the WorldMediaFestival in Hamburg (Germany).

Volodymyr Zelenskyy

President of Ukraine

On April 21, 2019 Zelensky was elected president of Ukraine with an impressive 73 percent of the vote. In a March 2019 interview with Der Spiegel, Zelensky stated he went into politics to restore trust in politicians and that he wanted «to bring professional, decent people to power» and «would really like to change the mood and timbre of the political establishment, as much as possible».

Prior to his political career, he obtained a degree in law and created a production company, Kvartal 95. Founder of NGO The League of Laughter Youth Center. Mr. Zelenskyy’s movie career includes 10 feature films, over 30 accolades of the Ukrainian National TV Awards Teletriumph and multiple prizes of the international movie-, and telefestivals and media forums. Played the lead role in The Servant of the People TV series that won the WorldFest Remi Award (USA, 2016) and made the comedy film finalist short-list of the Seoul International Drama Awards (South Korea). The Servant of the People also won the Intermedia Globe SILVER award in the Entertainment TV Show category at the WorldMediaFestival in Hamburg (Germany).

Maia Sandu

President of Moldova

Between July 1994 and March 1998, she has held the position of Consultant, Deputy head of department at the Ministry of Economy. From March 1998 to August 2005, she worked as an economist at the World Bank Office in Chisinau. From August 2005 to July 2006, she was the Director of the Directorate-General for Macroeconomic Policy and Development Programs at the Ministry of Economy and Trade. Between 2006 and 2009, she worked as a consultant in various projects in the field of good governance and public administration reform. In July 2012, she became the Minister of Education in the Government of the Republic of Moldova, a position she held until July 2015. In May 2016, she founded the Action and Solidarity Party (PAS). She was appointed PAS Party President until December 2020, resigning after winning the presidential election. 

From February to June 2019, she acted as a Member of Parliament of the Republic of Moldova. In June 2019, she was appointed as the Prime Minister of the Republic of Moldova, a position she held until November 2019. On December 24, 2020, Maia Sandu was sworn in as the President of the Republic of Moldova, after her victory in the second round of the presidential elections.

Maia Sandu

President of Moldova

Between July 1994 and March 1998, she has held the position of Consultant, Deputy head of department at the Ministry of Economy. From March 1998 to August 2005, she worked as an economist at the World Bank Office in Chisinau. From August 2005 to July 2006, she was the Director of the Directorate-General for Macroeconomic Policy and Development Programs at the Ministry of Economy and Trade. Between 2006 and 2009, she worked as a consultant in various projects in the field of good governance and public administration reform. In July 2012, she became the Minister of Education in the Government of the Republic of Moldova, a position she held until July 2015. In May 2016, she founded the Action and Solidarity Party (PAS). She was appointed PAS Party President until December 2020, resigning after winning the presidential election. 

From February to June 2019, she acted as a Member of Parliament of the Republic of Moldova. In June 2019, she was appointed as the Prime Minister of the Republic of Moldova, a position she held until November 2019. On December 24, 2020, Maia Sandu was sworn in as the President of the Republic of Moldova, after her victory in the second round of the presidential elections.

Mircea Geoană

NATO Deputy Secretary General

Mircea Geoană became NATO Deputy Secretary General in October 2019, after a distinguished domestic and international career. Mr. Geoană is the first Deputy Secretary General from Romania, and the first from any of the countries that joined the Alliance after the end of the Cold War.

Mr Geoană is a strong advocate of transatlantic integration and has held a number of international positions, including OSCE Chairperson-in-Office in 2001 and personal representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office for Georgia in 2005. He is President and founder of the Aspen Institute Romania and has published extensively on domestic and international affairs. In 2000, he was made a Commander of the National Order, The Star of Romania. He has also been awarded the French Legion d’Honneur and the Italian Stella della Soliedarita.

Mircea Geoană

NATO Deputy Secretary General

Mircea Geoană became NATO Deputy Secretary General in October 2019, after a distinguished domestic and international career. Mr. Geoană is the first Deputy Secretary General from Romania, and the first from any of the countries that joined the Alliance after the end of the Cold War.

Mr Geoană is a strong advocate of transatlantic integration and has held a number of international positions, including OSCE Chairperson-in-Office in 2001 and personal representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office for Georgia in 2005. He is President and founder of the Aspen Institute Romania and has published extensively on domestic and international affairs. In 2000, he was made a Commander of the National Order, The Star of Romania. He has also been awarded the French Legion d’Honneur and the Italian Stella della Soliedarita.

Gianni Buquicchio

President of the Venice Commission of the Council of Europe

Gianni Buquicchio joined the Council of Europe in 1971. During his professional career (1971-2009), he was responsible for a number of intergovernmental committees dealing with administrative law, international law, free movement of persons, data protection, etc. He contributed to the harmonisation of European law by preparing a large number of international treaties and recommendations. He was also responsible for the Conferences of European Ministers of Justice and for the Legal Advisor and Treaty Office of the Council of Europe.

Mr. Buquicchio contributed to the successful establishment (1990) and the development of the European Commission for Democracy through Law (Venice Commission) by ensuring the conception and follow-up of projects concerning constitutional reforms and the setting up of democratic institutions within Europe and beyond. At the end of 2009, he retired from the Council of Europe and was elected President of the Venice Commission. He was re-elected President in 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017 and 2019.

Gianni Buquicchio

President of the Venice Commission of the Council of Europe

Gianni Buquicchio joined the Council of Europe in 1971. During his professional career (1971-2009), he was responsible for a number of intergovernmental committees dealing with administrative law, international law, free movement of persons, data protection, etc. He contributed to the harmonisation of European law by preparing a large number of international treaties and recommendations. He was also responsible for the Conferences of European Ministers of Justice and for the Legal Advisor and Treaty Office of the Council of Europe.

Mr. Buquicchio contributed to the successful establishment (1990) and the development of the European Commission for Democracy through Law (Venice Commission) by ensuring the conception and follow-up of projects concerning constitutional reforms and the setting up of democratic institutions within Europe and beyond. At the end of 2009, he retired from the Council of Europe and was elected President of the Venice Commission. He was re-elected President in 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017 and 2019.

Věra Jourová

Vice President of the European Commission for Values and Transparency

Věra Jourová is currently Vice President of the European Commission for Values and Transparency and deals with democracy, rule of law, disinformation and media pluralism. From 2014 to 2019, she served as EU Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality. In 2014, before arriving to the European Commission, Ms Jourová held the position of Minister for Regional Development in the Czech Republic. Previous to this, from 2006 to 2013, she worked in her own company as an international consultant on European Union funding, and was also involved in consultancy activities in the Western Balkans relating to the European Union Accession. She holds a Degree in Law (Mgr.) and a Master’s degree (Mgr.) in the Theory of Culture from the Charles University, Prague.

Věra Jourová

Vice President of the European Commission for Values and Transparency

Věra Jourová is currently Vice President of the European Commission for Values and Transparency and deals with democracy, rule of law, disinformation and media pluralism. From 2014 to 2019, she served as EU Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality. In 2014, before arriving to the European Commission, Ms Jourová held the position of Minister for Regional Development in the Czech Republic. Previous to this, from 2006 to 2013, she worked in her own company as an international consultant on European Union funding, and was also involved in consultancy activities in the Western Balkans relating to the European Union Accession. She holds a Degree in Law (Mgr.) and a Master’s degree (Mgr.) in the Theory of Culture from the Charles University, Prague.

Samantha Power

USAID Administrator

Samantha Power was sworn into office as the 19th Administrator of USAID on May 3, 2021.

In leading the world’s premier international development agency and its global staff of over 10,000 people, Power will focus on helping the United States respond to four interconnected challenges: the COVID-19 pandemic and the development gains it has imperiled; climate change; conflict and humanitarian crises; and democratic backsliding. Power will also ensure that USAID enhances its longstanding leadership in areas including food security, education, women’s empowerment, and global health. Additionally, Power is the first USAID Administrator to be a member of the National Security Council, where she will ensure that development plays a critical role in America’s responses to a range of economic, humanitarian, and geopolitical issues.

Prior to joining the Biden-Harris Administration, Power was the Anna Lindh Professor of the Practice of Global Leadership and Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School and the William D. Zabel Professor of Practice in Human Rights at Harvard Law School. From 2013 to 2017, Power served in the Obama-Biden Administration as the 28th US Permanent Representative to the United Nations. During her time at the UN, Power rallied countries to combat the Ebola epidemic, ratify the Paris climate agreement, and develop new international law to cripple ISIS’s financial networks. She worked to negotiate and implement the ambitious Sustainable Development Goals, helped catalyze bold international commitments to care for refugees, and advocated to secure the release of political prisoners, defend civil society from growing repression, and protect the rights of women and girls.

Power began her career as a war correspondent in Bosnia, and went on to report from places including Kosovo, Rwanda, Sudan, and Zimbabwe. She was the founding executive director of the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, and has been recognized as one of Time’s “100 Most Influential People,” one of Foreign Policy’s “Top 100 Global Thinkers,” and by Forbes as one of the “World’s 100 Most Powerful Women.” Power is an author and editor of multiple books, and the recipient of the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Nonfiction.

Samantha Power

USAID Administrator

Samantha Power was sworn into office as the 19th Administrator of USAID on May 3, 2021.

In leading the world’s premier international development agency and its global staff of over 10,000 people, Power will focus on helping the United States respond to four interconnected challenges: the COVID-19 pandemic and the development gains it has imperiled; climate change; conflict and humanitarian crises; and democratic backsliding. Power will also ensure that USAID enhances its longstanding leadership in areas including food security, education, women’s empowerment, and global health. Additionally, Power is the first USAID Administrator to be a member of the National Security Council, where she will ensure that development plays a critical role in America’s responses to a range of economic, humanitarian, and geopolitical issues.

Prior to joining the Biden-Harris Administration, Power was the Anna Lindh Professor of the Practice of Global Leadership and Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School and the William D. Zabel Professor of Practice in Human Rights at Harvard Law School. From 2013 to 2017, Power served in the Obama-Biden Administration as the 28th US Permanent Representative to the United Nations. During her time at the UN, Power rallied countries to combat the Ebola epidemic, ratify the Paris climate agreement, and develop new international law to cripple ISIS’s financial networks. She worked to negotiate and implement the ambitious Sustainable Development Goals, helped catalyze bold international commitments to care for refugees, and advocated to secure the release of political prisoners, defend civil society from growing repression, and protect the rights of women and girls.

Power began her career as a war correspondent in Bosnia, and went on to report from places including Kosovo, Rwanda, Sudan, and Zimbabwe. She was the founding executive director of the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, and has been recognized as one of Time’s “100 Most Influential People,” one of Foreign Policy’s “Top 100 Global Thinkers,” and by Forbes as one of the “World’s 100 Most Powerful Women.” Power is an author and editor of multiple books, and the recipient of the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Nonfiction.

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Dear participants, speakers and moderators!

It was an incredible two days of the conference! Thanks to everyone who joined!

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Reports and research from our speakers are available for downloading:

1) Asset Recovery Process in Ukraine: Special Report

2) Ukraine NATO Route to Membership from New Europe Center

3) How COVID-19 pandemic influenced pro-Russian agenda in Ukraine, Prof. Olexiy Haran

4) Ukraine’s Local Response to Hybrid Threats, Michael Druckman, IRI Ukraine

5) Judicial Governance in Transitional Democracies

6) Democratic Resilience Through Elections

7) Traces of Ukrainian corruption in the world, Artem Sytnyk, NABU Director

8) Oligarchs and De-oligarchization, Casey Michel

9) Letter from Christopher A. Koons, a U.S. senator from the state of Delaware

 

 

Advisory Board Advisory Board Advisory Board Advisory Board

Rebecca Harms

German Politician, former Member of the European Parliament (2004-2019)

Rebecca Harms

German Politician, former Member of the European Parliament (2004-2019)

Francis Fukuyama

Philosopher, Political Economist, Professor, Stanford University

Francis Fukuyama

Philosopher, Political Economist, Professor, Stanford University

Oliver Bullough

British Journalist and Writer, author of the “Moneyland” bestseller

Oliver Bullough

British Journalist and Writer, author of the “Moneyland” bestseller

Katarina Pisarska

Co-Founder of the Casimir Pulaski Foundation (Warsaw, Poland), Program Director of the Warsaw Security Conference

Katarina Pisarska

Co-Founder of the Casimir Pulaski Foundation (Warsaw, Poland), Program Director of the Warsaw Security Conference

Nino Evgenidze

Executive Director of the Economic Policy Research Center (Tbilisi, Georgia), Director of the Annual International Conference in Tbilisi

Nino Evgenidze

Executive Director of the Economic Policy Research Center (Tbilisi, Georgia), Director of the Annual International Conference in Tbilisi

Natalia Gumenyuk

Ukrainian International Journalist, Co-Founder of «Hromadske TV»

Natalia Gumenyuk

Ukrainian International Journalist, Co-Founder of «Hromadske TV»

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Program 2021 // Day 1 Day 1

DAY I / June, 7

Venue: D12 art gallery, Desyatynna 12, Kyiv

13:00-14:00, ЕЕТ

Hybrid Threats to Democracy: Disinformation, Lawfare & Strategic Corruption

Umbrella Panel

(12:00-13:00 Brussels time; 6:00-7:00 Washington DC time)

Philip Reeker, Acting Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs, the U.S. Department of State

Jerzy Pomianowski, Executive Director of the European Endowment for Democracy

Jamie Fly, President and CEO of the Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty

Oliver Bullough, Author of “Moneyland” book

Moderator: Bogdana Depo, Advisor to the Member of the European Parliament

14:00 — 14.15 Opening remarks from the organizers Hanna Hopko, Chairwoman of the Conference and Daria Kaleniuk, AntAC Executive Director

14:15 — 14:20 Opening remarks from U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen, Rob Portman, Christopher Murphy

14.30-15.30, ЕЕТ

Leadership in Times of Restoring a Power of Democracy

HIGH LEVEL DISCUSSION

(13.30-14.30 Brussels time; 7:30-8:30 Washington DC time) 

Volodymyr Zelenskyi, Presidеnt of Ukraine

Maia Sandu, President of the Republic of Moldova 

Krišjānis Kariņš, Prime Minister of the Republic of Latvia

Věra Jourová, Vice President of the European Commission for Values and Transparency

Mircea Geoană, NATO Deputy Secretary General

Moderator:  Myroslava Gongadze, Chief of the Ukrainian Service at the Voice of America

15.30 — 15.45, EET

Keynote remarks: Samantha Power, USAID Administrator

(14:30-14:45 Brussels time; 8:30-8:45 Washington DC time)

16:00-17:20, ЕЕТ

Regional Democracy Trendsetters. Ukraine’s, Georgia’s, and Moldova’s Successful Transformation as a Democratic Model For Other States in the Region

(15:00-16:20 Brussels time; 9:00-10:20 Washington DC time)

Dmytro Kuleba, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine

Katarína Mathernová, Deputy Director General of the Directorate-General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations of the European Commission

Andrius Kubilius, Member of the European Parliament, Co-President of the Euronest Parliamentary Assembly, Prime Minister of Lithuania (1999-2000, 2008-2012)

Michael Carpenter, Managing Director of the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement

Nicu Popescu, Director of the Wider Europe Programme at the European Council on Foreign Relations, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Moldova (2019)

Moderator: Nino Evgenidze, Executive Director of the Economic Policy Research Center, Tbilisi International Conference, Georgia

17:30 — 17:40, ЕЕТ

Ukraine-NATO (Roadmap to Membership)

(16:30-16:40 Brussels time; 10:30-10:40 Washington DC time)

Presentation of the policy paper “Route to Membership: Why Should Ukraine Have a Roadmap to NATO Accession?” by Alyona Getmanchuk, Director of the New Europe Center

17:40-19:00, ЕЕТ

Ukraine and Georgia in NATO2030. Alliance’s “Open Door Policy” as a Tool for Enhancing Democracy and Good Governance

(16:40-18:00 Brussels time; 10:40-12:00 Washington DC time) 

Olha Stefanishyna, Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration of Ukraine

Laura K. Cooper, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Russia, Ukraine, Eurasia, the U.S. Department of Defense

Omid Nouripour, Member of the German Bundestag, Chairman of the German-Ukrainian Parliamentary Group at the Bundestag

Rasa Juknevičienė, Member of the European Parliament, President of NATO Parliamentary Assembly (2018)

Irakli Porchkhidze, Co-founder and Vice-President of the Georgian Institute for Strategic Studies, Deputy National Security Advisor to the President of Georgia and Deputy Secretary of the National Security Council of Georgia (2010-2012)

Ojārs Kalniņš, Co-Chair of the NATO-Ukraine Interparliamentary Council, NATO Parliamentary Assembly

Moderator:  Katarzyna Pisarska, Co-Chair of Warsaw Security Forum

19:00 — 19.10  Inna Borzylo interviews Johann Saathoff,  German government’s Coordinator for Intersocietal Cooperation with Russia, Central Asia and the Eastern Partnership Countries

19.30-20.45, ЕЕТ

Personal Sanctions, Visa Bans — What Else? The Effective Response of the West to Human Rights Violations and Strategic Corruption

(18:30-19:45 Brussels time; 12:30-13:45 Washington DC time)
 
Erik Woodhouse, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for the Division for Counter Threat Finance and Sanctions in the Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs

Bill Browder, Head of Global Magnitsky Justice campaign and author of “Red Notice”

Paul Massaro, Policy advisor of the U.S. Helsinki Commission

Ilya Zaslavskiy, Senior Fellow at the Free Russia Foundation, Head of Underminers.info (Washington, D.C.)
Viola von Cramon-Taubadel, Member of the European Parliament

Natalia Kaliada, Strategic Director of Creative Politics Hub and Artistic Director of Belarus Free Theatre

Moderator: Oleksandra Matviychuk, Head of Board of the Center for Civil Liberties, Ukraine

Program 2021 // Day 2 Day 2

Day II / June, 8

Venue: D12 art gallery, Desyatynna 12, Kyiv

09:00-09:40, EEST

Local Communities’ Response to Global Hybrid Threats: the Role of Small and Big Cities

(08:00-08:40 Brussels time; 02:00-02:40 Washington DC time) 

Opening remarks from Vitali Klitschko, Mayor of Kyiv 

Yuriy Bova, Mayor of Trostyanets

Oleksandr Senkevych, Mayor of Mykolaiv city

Moderator: Iryna Ozymok, Local Economic Development Program Manager at WNISEF

10:00-10:45, EEST

Lawfare & Judiciary in Transitional Democracies

(09:00-09:45 Brussels time; 03:00-03:45 Washington DC time) 

Oleksiy Danilov, Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine

Gianni Buquicchio, President of the Venice Commission of the Council of Europe

Moderator: Halyna Chyzhyk,  judiciary reform expert at the Anticorruption Action Center

10.45-12.00, EEST

Fair Justice in Transitional Democracies: Bold Solutions to Modern Threats

(09:45-11:00 Brussels time; 03:45-05:00 Washington DC time) 

Wendy Morton, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for European Neighbourhood and the Americas), UK

Denys Maliuska, Minister of Justice of Ukraine

Olesea Stamate, Advisor to the President of the Republic of Moldova for Justice

Hanna Suchocka, Honorary President of the Venice Commission of the Council of Europe

Tilman Hoppe, Former judge, anti-corruption expert, Germany

Laura Stefan Executive director of the Expert Forum, Romania

Moderator: Halyna Chyzhyk,  judiciary reform expert at the Anticorruption Action Center

12:00 — 12:30, EEST

News Studio

Visuals from AntAC on asset recovery in Yanukovych cases.


Presentation “After 2020: How COVID-19 pandemic influenced pro-Russian agenda in Ukraine” by Olexiy Haran, Democratic Initiatives Foundation.

12.30-13.45, EEST

International Response to Disinformation

(11:30-12:45 Brussels time; 05:30-06:45 Washington DC time) 

Presentation by IMI and Detector Media on Anti-democracy propaganda narratives in Ukraine
Video from Public Interest Journalist Lab on Anti-Western narratives and how they penetrate society

Peter Pomerantsev, Senior Fellow at John Hopkins University, Director of Arena Initiative

Lyubov Tsybulska,  Head of the Centre of Strategic Communication and Information Security, Ukraine

Kateryna Kruk, Facebook Regional Public Policy Manager, Central and Eastern Europe

David Stulik, Head of Eastern European Program at the European Values Center for Security Policy, Czech Republic 

Natalia Ligachova, Head of the Detector Media

David Shullman, Senior Advisor at the International Republican Institute

Moderator: Oksana Romaniuk, Director of the Institute of Mass Information


13.50 Remarks from Ben Cardin, U.S. Senator for Maryland, Chair of the U.S. Helsinki Commission

14.00-15.30, EEST

Joint Response to Weaponization of Corruption (Series of Blitz talks)

(13:00-14:30 Brussels time; 07:00-08:30 Washington DC time)

14:00-14:30, EEST

Investigating Transborder Corruption and Recovery of Illicit Funds

(13:00-13:30 Brussels time; 07:00-07:30 Washington DC time) 

Artem Sytnyk, Director of the National Anticorruption Bureau of Ukraine

Roger Dubach, Ambassador, Deputy Director at Directorate of International Law, Federal Department of Foreign Affairs of Switzerland

Mary Butler, Chief, International Unit, Money Laundering and Asset Recovery Section, Criminal Division, the U.S. Department of Justice

Moderator: Gretta Fenner,  Managing Director of the Basel Institute of Governance, Director of International Centre of Assets Recovery 

14:30-15:00, EEST

Preventing Political Corruption Through Effective Control over Asset Declarations

(13:30-14:00 Brussels time; 07:30-08:00 Washington DC time)

Oleksandr Novikov, Head of the National Agency for Corruption Prevention of Ukraine

Haykuhi Harutyunyan, Chairwoman of the Corruption Prevention Commission of the Republic of Armenia

Moderator: Eka Tkeshelashvili, Head of Program at the EU Anti-Corruption Initiative in Ukraine

15:00-15:30, EEST

Civil Society and Law Enforcement: Tackling Transborder Corruption Together

(14:00-14:30 Brussels time; 08:00-08:30 Washington DC time) 

Drew Sullivan, Social entrepreneur, co-founder and publisher of OCCRP

Karen Greenaway,  independent expert, formerly supervisory special agent at FBI

Moderator: Oliver Bullough, Author of «Moneyland” book

15.40-17.00, EEST

Democratic Resilience Through Elections: Prospects and Challenges

(14:40-16:00 Brussels time; 08:40-10:00 Washington DC time) 

Alexander Shlyk, Special Representative to Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya on Elections

Kenneth Wollack, Chairman of the National Endowment for Democracy

Alina Zagoruyko, Member of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, Chairwoman of the Subcommittee on Elections, Referendums and Other Forms of Direct Democracy

Peter Erben, Principal Advisor at the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES), Senior Country Director (IFES Ukraine)

Moderator:  Olga Aivazovska, Head of Board at the Civil Network OPORA 

17.10-18.20, EEST

Strong Legislative Response to Strategic Corruption as a Hybrid Threat to Democracy and Security Globally

(16:10-17:20 Brussels time; 10:10-11:20 Washington DC time) 

Sheldon Whitehouse, U.S. Senator for Rhode Island

Laurynas Kasčiūnas, Member of the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania, Chairman of National Security and Defence Committee

Jan Lipavský, Member of the Czech Chamber of Deputies, Vice-chairman of the Committee on Defence and Committee on Foreign Affairs

Rihards Kols, Member of the Saeima of the Republic of Latvia, Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee

Anastasiya Radina, Member of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, Chairwoman of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Anticorruption Policy

Moderator:  Olena Halushka, Board Member at the Anticorruption Action Center

18.30-19.25, EEST

Oligarchs and De-oligarchization

(17:30-18:25 Brussels time; 11:30-12:25 Washington DC time) 

In partnership with Harriman Institute, Columbia University

Casey Michel, Investigative journalist, author of the book “American Kleptocracy”

Karen Greenaway, Independent expert, formerly supervisory special agent at the FBI

Matthew Murray, Adjunct Professor, Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs/Harriman Institute

Daria Kaleniuk, Executive director at the Anticorruption Action Center

Moderator: Brian Bonner, Executive Director and Chief Editor of Kyivpost

19:30-20:30, EEST

Nord Stream 2 vs Green New Deal

(18:30-19:30 Brussels time; 12:30-13:30 Washington DC time) 

Manuel Sarrazin, Member of the German Bundestag, Alliance 90/The Greens

Mykhaylo Gonchar, President of the Center for Global Studies “Strategy XXI”

Olga Melen-Zabramna, Environment-People-Law (EPL), Goldman Award winner

Benjamin Schmitt, Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Energy Expert

Oleksiy Riabchyn, Adviser to the Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration of Ukraine

Moderator: Serhiy Vykhryst, Expert of the European ECO Forum, PhD in International Law, co-drafter of the EIA and Strategic Environmental Assessment  legal framework of Ukraine

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