Lies, Leaks and Disinformation Impact Ukraine's Entry Into NATO?
Wednesday, October 25, 10 AM - 11:15 AM EDT
Ian Brzezinski: Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Europe, and NATO policy
Luigi Sergio Germani: scientific director of the Gino Germani Institute of Social Sciences and Strategic Studies. An expert on Russian domestic and foreign policy, with a focus on hybrid warfare strategies, organized crime, and Russian intelligence services. He also specializes in the study of intelligence and its role in protecting democratic states. He organized the first open conference on the matter in Italy, 'L’intelligence nel XXI secolo' [Intelligence in the 21st Century] in the Priverno Castle in February 2001 which was attended by the world's leading experts in the field. He also conceived and organized the first conference in Italy on disinformation as a threat to national security in 2015. He was one of the first scholars in Italy to introduce the study of intelligence and national security in academia, heading several university master courses on the subject. He has written articles and essays and edited several books on these issues.
Zygimantas Pavilionis: Chair of the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the Seimas (Lithuanian Parliament), Former Ambassador to the United States and Mexico
Kurt Volker: Distinguished Fellow at CEPA, FOUN, Former U.S. Ambassador to NATO and former U.S. Special Representative for Ukraine Negotiations
Nadia McConnell is the Co-Founder and President of the U.S.-Ukraine Foundation (USUF). She has previously served as Director of Congressional Relations at the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) and then as Deputy Assistant Administrator of NASA for Congressional Affairs in the Reagan Administration.