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Ukraine – US Military Industrial Complex: Cooperation, Capacity & Dev
October 12, 2018 @ 9:00 am
INVITE: UKRAINE – U.S. MILITARY INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX: COOPERATION, CAPACITY & DEVELOPMENTSponsored by the Center for US-Ukrainian Relations, U.S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC) American Foreign Policy Council (AFPC), Ukrainian Congress Committee of America (UCA) Friday, Oct 12th, 2018, 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M., Capitol Hill, Washington DC, Room TBA LOCATION: Dinsmore, 801 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., The Lower Level Conference Center RSVP: Please register your attendance by sending an e-mail to Morgan Williams, . Those who register will be notified about the exact location of the conference. WASHINGTON, D.C. – YOU ARE INVITED to participate in the roundtable “Ukraine’s Quest For Mature Nation Statehood Roundtable XIX: Ukraine-U.S. Military Industrial Complex Cooperation, Capacity, & Development which will take place on Friday, October 12, 2018 from 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. pm at Dinsmore, 801 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., The Lower Level Conference Center on Capitol Hill, Washington DC. The Roundtable is sponsored by the Center for US-Ukrainian Relations, U.S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC) American Foreign Policy Council, and the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America (UCA). AGENDA: 8:30 AM – 9:00 AM Registration 9:00 AM – 9:15 AM Opening Remarks Session Speaker/Host: HE Valeriy Chaly (Ambassador of Ukraine to the United States) 9:15 AM – 10:40 AM Roundtable Plenary Session I Theme: Appraising Ukraine’s Current Military Assets and Reviewing Efforts to Upgrade/Augment Ukraine’s Military Industrial Capacity Moderator: Herman Pirchner (American Foreign Policy Council) Panelists: Pavlo Bukin (UOP), Andriy Levus (Verkhovna Rada), Viktor Plakhuta (UFF) Suggested Topics: Wherewithal during the war, reform efforts in the legislative and regulatory arena, new plans and opportunities. 10:40 AM – 10:50 AM Coffee Break 10:50 AM – 12:15 AM Roundtable Plenary Session II Theme: Divining Ways to Use the Experience of the Euro-Atlantic Community to Further Improve Ukraine’s Military Industrial Capabilities Moderator: Anders Aslund (Atlantic Council) Panelists: Luke Coffey (Heritage Foundation), Mike Carpenter (Biden Center), Ashot Topchian (USI) Suggested Topics: Regulatory oversight of US military-industrial complex, efforts necessary to strengthen military-technical cooperation between Ukraine and the US, the possibility of a UA Science Defense Board 12:15 PM – 1:05 PM Lunch 1:05 AM – 2:30 PM Roundtable Plenary Session III Theme: Highlighting Advances in Existing and Evolving Military Technologies in Ukraine Moderator: Roman Popadiuk (US-Ukraine Foundation) Panelists: Vadym Kodachyhov (AUDM), Vitaliy Nemylostyvyy (LDMU), Oleksiy Skrypnyk (Verkhovna Rada) Suggested Topics: Light Arms, Armor, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles & Electronic Warfare Apparatus 2:30 PM – 3:55 PM Roundtable Plenary Session IV Theme: Assessing the Needs of Special Theaters of Military Operations in Ukraine – The Case of the Black Sea & Azov Sea Regions Moderator: John Falk (Vigilent) Panelists: Andriy Ryzhenko (Ukrainian Navel Forces), Glen Howard (Jamestown Foundation), Steven Blank (AFPC) Suggested Topics: Appropriate Naval Craft, Advanced Anti Shipping Rocketry, Advanced REW 3:55 PM – 4:05 PM Coffee Break 4:05 PM – 05:30 PM Roundtable Plenary Session V Theme: Contemplating the Future of Ukraine’s Military Industrial Base Chair: Morgan Williams (US-Ukraine Business Council) Panelists: Serhiy Omelchenko (UOP), Myron Rabiy (McCarter-English), John Gifford (AUSA) Suggested Topics: Keeping UA Secure at All Threat Levels, Producing ‘UA-NATO’ Hybrid Technology for Export, Providing Repair Work for the Hardware of E. European NATO Members RSVP: Please register your attendance by sending an e-mail to Morgan Williams, . Those who register will be notified about the exact location of the conference.