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What Lies Ahead for Ukraine? Current Situation and Prospects

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What Lies Ahead for Ukraine? Current Situation and Prospects

Please join us on Wednesday, November 2nd at 5pm Pacific time for a presentation and Q&A with former Ambassador Steven Pifer of The Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford University.

In early February 2022, former Ambassador Steven Pifer went to Kyiv to meet with colleagues and assess the situation.  Before Russia’s invasion, Ambassador Pifer correctly predicted that Putin would attack and that Ukrainians would fight back - hard. 

Ambassador Pifer has been closely involved with Russia and Ukraine throughout his long career, beginning with his work as a Foreign Service Officer in Moscow, becoming Ambassador to Ukraine shortly after the fall of the Berlin Wall, and serving as a key advisor to several US administrations. He is an expert on arms control and disarmament and is perfectly situated to assess possible nuclear escalation in Ukraine.  He will present insights on the political and military situation in Ukraine, as well as the most likely trajectory for the war.

When: Wednesday, November 2, 2022 at 5pm PT
Where: Online via Zoom. Register for free to receive an email with the Zoom link.

This program will be recorded. You can watch it live or at a later date on our YouTube channel. The second half of the program will be a moderated Q&A session with questions from Zoom participants and YouTube livestream viewers. You will not see the event posted ahead of time on YouTube. It will appear once the program starts at 5pm Pacific Time on November 2nd.

More about our speaker:

Steven Pifer is an affiliate with the Center for International Security and Cooperation at Stanford and a nonresident senior fellow with the Brookings Institution. A retired Foreign Service officer, his more than 25 years with the Department of State included assignments as deputy assistant secretary with responsibilities for Russia and Ukraine, U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, and special assistant to the President and senior director for Russia, Ukraine and Eurasia on the National Security Council. He also served at the U.S. embassies in Warsaw, Moscow and London as well as with the U.S. delegation to the negotiation on intermediate-range nuclear forces in Geneva.  He is author of The Eagle and the Trident: U.S.-Ukraine Relations in Turbulent Times.

This event is co-sponsored by the Leagues of Women Voters of Portland, OR and Solano County, CA.

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Wednesday, November 2, 2022, 5:00 PM until 6:00 PM
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