[Aaus-list] CSIS Event Reminder: The Economics of Conflict: Ukraine In Focus (fwd)

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Mon Apr 27 23:27:21 EDT 2015

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Date: Mon, 27 Apr 2015 14:43:05 -0000
From: Europe Program <europeprogram at csis.org>
To: pyz at brama.com
Subject: CSIS Event Reminder: The Economics of Conflict: Ukraine In Focus

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                                                                               The Center for Strategic and International Studies cordially invites you to a discussion on

                                                                                                               The Economics of Conflict:
                                                                                                                    Ukraine in Focus


                                                                                                                Mr. Giuseppe Scognamiglio
                                                                                                 Chairman, Europeye; Publisher, East Global Geopolitics
                                                                                   Executive Vice President for Group Institutional and Regulatory Affairs, UniCredit

                                                                                                                  Mr. Rory MacFarquhar
                                                                                                           Special Assistant to the President
                                                                                 Senior Director for International Economics and Finance, U.S. National Security Council

                                                                                                                 Ambassador John Herbst
                                                                                                            Former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine
                                                                                                Director, Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center, Atlantic Council


                                                                                                                      Moderated by

                                                                                                                  Ms. Heather A. Conley
                                                                                                Senior Vice President for Europe, Eurasia, and the Arctic
                                                                                                             Director, Europe Program, CSIS


    Please join us for a timely discussion on the economic consequences of the ongoing conflict and political instability in Ukraine, as well as the opportunities for structural reform and ways that the international community can assist Ukraine
  overcome its significant economic challenges.  Made possible by the generous support of East Magazine on the release of its latest issue, this discussion will explore the increasingly difficult economic situation that Ukraine faces today as the
   Hryvnia has depreciated by nearly 70%, Ukrainian inflation is in excess of 30%, an economy that is expected to contract by a further -7.5% this year, and a debt-to-GDP ratio that has nearly doubled. Although the IMF and other lenders recently
  agreed to restructure a portion of this debt and the U.S. and EU have extended nearly $2 billion each in credit lines and guarantees, Ukraine will require a great deal of additional aid as it seeks to restore economic growth and service its $40
billion in debt obligations. Can the Ukrainian government stabilize its economy amidst continued conflict in the Donbas?   What additional assistance can the EU and U.S. provide, and are they politically prepared to extend more loans?  What are
                                                                              the consequences if the Ukrainian economy collapses or if Kiev must default on its debt?   


                                                                                                                Wednesday, April 29, 2015
                                                                                                                  10:00 am – 11:30 am
                                                                                                            CSIS | 1st Floor Conference Room
                                                                                                     1616 Rhode Island Avenue N.W., Washington, D.C.


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                                                                              Should you have difficulty registering, please contact James Mina at jmina at csis.org to RSVP.

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                                                                                         This event is made possible by the generous support of UniCredit S.p.A.



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