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Power and Politics: Implications of Ukraine’s Presidential Elections

  • 2200 Rayburn House Office Building (map)

Thursday, May 9, 2019
2:00 p.m.
Rayburn House Office Building
Room 2200

Live Webcast: www.facebook.com/HelsinkiCommission

At this Helsinki Commission briefing, panelists will explore the state of institutional resilience and political context for the election of Volodymyr Zelenskiy as Ukraine’s next president on April 21, 2019. This briefing will explore implications for transatlantic engagement and opportunities for reforms on issues related to the rule of law, media freedom, and corruption.

The following panelists are scheduled to participate:

  • Dr. Michael Carpenter, Senior Director, Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement

  • Natalie Sedletska, Journalist and Host, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty Ukrainian Service

Additional panelists may be added.

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The Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, also known as the U.S. Helsinki Commission, is an independent commission of the U.S. Government charged with monitoring compliance with the Helsinki Accords and advancing comprehensive security through promotion of human rights, democracy, and economic, environmental and military cooperation in 57 countries. The Commission consists of nine members from the U.S. Senate, nine from the House of Representatives, and one member each from the Departments of State, Defense, and Commerce.