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Conference on Russia, Ukraine, and Euro-Atlantic Security

October 12, 2017

Conference on Russia, Ukraine, and Euro-Atlantic Security

October 12 – 13, 2017
57 Stodder Hall, University of Maine
This event is free and open to the public.  No registration is required.
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Thursday, October 12

  • 8:45 AM – Russia and Ukraine Relations
    • Constantine Pleshakov, Author of e Crimean Nexus: Putin’s War and the Clash of Civilizations
    • James W. Warhola, Dr. John M. Nickerson Professor of Political Science, University of Maine
  • 10:30 AM – Ukraine and Europe Relations
    • Eugeniusz Smolar, Senior Policy Fellow and Member of the Board, Centre for International Relations, Warsaw
    • Kenneth M. Hillas, Jr., Professor of International A airs, University of Maine
  • 1:00 PM – Russia and Europe Relations
    • Bastian Hermisson, Executive Director of the Heinrich Böll Foundation’s North America
    • Lawrence E. Butler, Former U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Macedonia
  • 2:45 PM – U.S.-Russia Relations
    • Jeffrey Manko, deputy director and senior fellow with the CSIS Russia and Eurasia Program
    • Seth Singleton, Professor of International Relations, University of Maine

Friday, October 13

  • 8:45 AM – Euro-Atlantic Security
    • Ambassador Alexander Vershbow, Distinguished Fellow, Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security, Atlantic Council
    • ADM (ret) Gregory G. Johnson, former commander U.S. Naval Forces, Europe and Allied Forces, Southern Europe
  • 10:30 AM – Roundtable Discussion with Conference Presenters and Panelists
  • 11:30 AM – Conference Adjourns
  • 2:15 PM – The Biennial William S. Cohen Lecture: Assessing the First Year of an Unconventional Presidency
    • Delivered at the Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine

Presented by the School of Policy and International Affairs and the William S. Cohen Institute for Leadership & Public Service, with generous support from: the Alton ’38 and Adelaide Hamm Campus Activity Fund, the Office of the President, the Office of the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs & Provost, the Department of Political Science, the Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center, the Mid-Coast Forum on Foreign Relations, Dillon Hillas & Dillon LLC, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the Office of International Programs, Bangor Savings Bank, the Department of Anthropology, the History Department, and the International Affairs Program.

On Thursday, limited parking available for UMaine visitors without permits in the Lengyel lot (located between Lengyel Hall and the Buchanan Alumni House). Limited parking available on Friday in the College Ave. South and Newman Center lots.