January 18, 2022
11:00am to 12:00pm


A virtual webcast featuring Dr. Agnia Grigas, Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Center, and Ambassador John Emerson, former Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Germany (2013-2017), discussing the crisis in Ukraine. 


Over the past few months, President Vladimir Putin of Russia has amassed almost 100,000 troops near the Ukraine border. As tensions continue to rise, U.S. and Russian diplomats for two days of high stakes security talks. Will the United States and its NATO allies be able to come to a peaceful agreement with Russia? Will Russia move forward with diplomacy or force? Join us as we discuss what happens next in Ukraine. 


Ambassador John EmersonFormer Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Germany (2013-2017) and Vice Chairman of Capital Group International

John B. Emerson was confirmed by the US Senate on August 1, 2013 as Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Germany. Serving in Berlin, he was the 2015 recipient of the State Department's Sue M. Cobb Award for Exemplary Diplomatic Service, given annually to one non-career Ambassador who has used their private sector leadership and management to make a substantive impact through proactive diplomacy. In 2017, he was awarded the Distinguished Public Service Award by the Secretary of the Navy and the CIA Medal for his service during a challenging time for the intelligence community. He serves as chair of the American Council on Germany and sits on the boards of the German Marshall Fund and the American Friends of the Munich Security Conference.

Dr. Agnia Grigas, Nonresident Senior Fellow, The Atlantic Center 

Strategic advisor, author, and leading authority on energy and geopolitical economy. Consultant to multinational corporations and non-profits on growth opportunities and political risks, collaborating with C-level executives to execute global business development goals (Barclays, Danske, WesternUnion, LE). Author of three acclaimed books including: “The New Geopolitics of Natural Gas” (Harvard UP) presented at the 2018 World Gas Conference and “Beyond Crimea” (Yale UP), selected as Newsweek’s Top-10 book on Russia. Keynote speaker known for influence on financial markets and the international media.


Dr. Jerrold D. Green, President and CEO, Pacific Council on International Policy 

Dr. Jerrold D. Green is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Pacific Council on International Policy in Los Angeles. He is concurrently a Research Professor at the University of Southern California Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. Green was previously a Partner at Best Associates in Dallas, Texas, a privately held merchant banking firm with global operations. He also occupied a number of senior management positions at the RAND Corporation where he served as the Director of International Programs and Development and was awarded the RAND Medal for Excellence.

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