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Discussion: Ukraine’s Internally Displaced Persons Hold a Key to Peace Agenda

Discussion: Ukraine’s Internally Displaced Persons Hold a Key to Peace Agenda

On Tuesday, November 28, 2017, the Atlantic Council organizes a discussion “Ukraine’s Internally Displaced Persons Hold a Key to Peace Agenda”.

The event will take place in UCMC press center (2, Kreschatyk st. (Ukrainian House, 2nd floor).

Agenda

1:00 – 1:05 p.m. Welcoming Remarks

Ambassador John Herbst, Director, Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center, Atlantic Council

Mr. Alexander Hug, Principal Deputy Chief Monitor, Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine, Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (Via video)

1:05 – 1:15 p.m. Keynote Address

Mr. Neal Walker, Resident Coordinator, United Nations; Resident Representative in Ukraine, United Nations Development Programme

1:15 – 2:30 p.m. Panel 1: The Official Response to the IDP Crisis

Georgiy Tuka, Deputy Minister of Temporarily Occupied Territories and Internally Displaced Persons, Government of Ukraine

Ambassador John Herbst, Director, Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center, Atlantic Council

Ms. Melinda Haring, Editor, UkraineAlert, Atlantic Council

Dr. Lauren Van Metre, Professor, Elliott School of International Affairs, The George Washington University

Moderated by: Mr. Maxim Eristavi, Research Fellow, Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center, Atlantic Council; Co-Founder, Hromadske International

2:30 – 2:45 p.m. Coffee Break

2:45 – 4:00 p.m. Panel 2: A View from the Ground

The Hon. Marie Yovanovitch, US Ambassador to Ukraine, United States Embassy in Kyiv

Mr. Jock Mendoza-Wilson, Director of International and Investor Relations, System Capital Management

Dr. Yuri Temirov, Dean of the History Department, Donetsk National University

Dr. Kateryna Smagliy, Director, Kennan Institute, Kyiv Office

Ms. Tamila Tasheva, Founder, Crimea SOS

Moderated by: Mr. Peter Dickinson, Research Fellow, Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center, Atlantic Council; Publisher, Business Ukraine and Lviv Today

4:00 p.m. Concluding Remarks

Mr. Alain Aeschlimann, Head of Delegation, International Committee of the Red Cross in Ukraine

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