European Security Initiative Past Events


October 26th, 2016

John Emerson, U.S. Ambassador to Germany

"Meeting the Challenges of a New Era:  How Germany is Re-Shaping its Security Policy for the Future" 


September 28, 2016
Edward Nalbandian, Foreign Affairs Minister of Armenia
"Nagorno-Karabakh: Is a Solution Visible?"


May 3, 2016
Steve Sestanovich, Professor of International Diplomacy at Columbia University
"How America Retrenches: Foreign Policy Pullbacks in Historical Perspective"


April 28, 2016

The Honorable John Bass, U.S. Ambassador to Turkey


April 18, 2016

Ilya Ponomarev, Russian Parliament Member

"Ukraine: A Turning Point for the Post-Soviet Space or Just Another Failure?"


April 11, 2016

Anthony Marra, Author

"The Tsar of Love and Techno"


April 1, 2016

Ilia Krasilshchik, Publisher of Meduza, the Russian language online media outlet

"Rise and Fall and Rise and Fall of Russian Media"


March 10, 2016

Kathryn Stoner, FSI Senior Fellow and Faculty Director of International Policy Studies at Stanford University

"Resurrected? The Domestic Determinants of Russia's Conduct Abroad"


March 3, 2016

Vygaudas Usackas, EU Ambassador to Russia

"Russia and the West: Handling the Clash of World Views"


February 5, 2016

Klaus Segbers, CREEES Visiting Scholar

"The E.U. in Crisis: How Serious Is It?"


February 2, 2016

Roger Cohen, New York Times Columnist

"The Unmaking of a Continent: Europe on Edge"


January 5, 2016

Sergei Guriev, Professor of Economics, Sciences Po, Paris
"Whither the Russian Economy?"




November 10, 2015

Lilia Shevtsova, Non-Resident Fellow at the Brookings Institution

"Russia as a Global Challenge"


November 9, 2015

General Philip M. Breedlove, Supreme Allied Commander Europe, NATO
"Europe at the Crossroads"


November 3, 2015
Steven Lee Myers, New York Times Correspondent, Author of "The New Tsar"

"Understanding Russia's New Tsar"


November 2, 2015
Vladimir Milov, former Russian Deputy Minister of Energy
"The Global Impact of Russia's Political and Economic Situation"


October 27, 2015
Lena Jonson, Associate Research Fellow, Swedish Institute of International Affairs (UI)
"Art and Protest in Putin's Russia"


October 14, 2015
Sergey Aleksashenko, former Deputy Chairman of the Russian Central Bank
"Is Russia (Becoming) a Failed State?"


September 25, 2015
Anders Fogh Rasmussen, former Secretary General of NATO

"We Need American Global Leadership"


September 24, 2015
Toomas Hendrik Ilves, President of the Republic of Estonia
"Democracy Rebooted: The Future of Technology in Elections"


May 18, 2015
Steven Pifer, Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution and former US Ambassador to Ukraine
"Ukraine-Russia: What Next?"


May 11, 2015
Ivo Daalder, President of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and former US Ambassador to NATO
"Towards a Post-9/11 Foreign Policy"


May 1, 2015
Gérard Araud, French Ambassador to the United States
"State of the France-US Relationship and Priorities for 2015"


April 13, 2015
Mikhail Khodorkovsky, Former Russian businessman and founder of Open Russia
"Russia: Back to the Future" (CDDRL)


April 7, 2015
Douglas Lute, US Ambassador to NATO
"Wales to Warsaw: NATO and the Current State of Transatlantic Security"