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Virtual | Munich Security Conference Preview: The International Order, Ukraine, and Other Top Priorities
Thursday, February 16, 2023, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM EST
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Europe’s Security and the International Order is Decided in Ukraine:
This month, senior global decision-makers and policy leaders will gather in Europe to debate the most pressing international security policy issues at the Munich Security Conference. As Russia’s brutal war in Ukraine challenges our international security order, as energy supplies are strategically redefined, and as climate change jeopardizes global infrastructure—what will the international community do to address these issues? How will cooperation, security, and governance adjust to these challenges?
On Thursday, February 16, 2023, from 10:00-11:00 am ET, the Women's Foreign Policy Group will host a timely virtual panel discussion previewing this year's Munich Security Conference (MSC). Panelists include Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration Olha Stefanishyna; Vice President for International Programs at Northrop Grumman Andrea L. Thompson; and Senior Fellow in the Future of Diplomacy Project at Harvard University Ambassador Paula Dobriansky who will be moderated by Senior Washington Correspondent at Bloomberg Saleha Mohsin. These women leaders will bring their extensive knowledge and experience in security and international cooperation to the conversation.
This event will take place on Zoom, and participants will have the opportunity to engage in Q&A.

A conversation with:
Olha Stefanishyna, Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration.
Ambassador Paula J. Dobriansky, Senior Fellow at Harvard University, JFK Belfer Center for Science & International Affairs, former Under Secretary of State for Global Affairs.
Andrea L. Thompson, Vice President for International Programs at Northrop Grumman.
Moderated by:
Saleha Mohsin, Senior Washington Correspondent at Bloomberg.

Thursday, February 16, 2023 | 10:00-11:00 A.M. ET

Virtual Webinar - Zoom link will be provided after you register.

Olha Stefanishyna is a Ukrainian lawyer and civil servant. Previously, she worked as Director of the Government Office for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration of the Secretariat of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine in 2017. She also served as Director-General of the Government Office for Coordination of European and Euro-Atlantic Integration of the Secretariat of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine from 2017 to 2019.
Most recently in 2020, she was appointed Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration of Ukraine.


Ambassador Paula J. Dobriansky, a foreign policy expert and former diplomat specializing in national security affairs, is a Senior Fellow in the Future of Diplomacy Project at Harvard University’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and Vice Chair of the Atlantic Council’s Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security. She brings over thirty years of government and international experience across senior levels of diplomacy, business, and defense. Her high-level government positions include Under Secretary of State for Global Affairs, President's Envoy to Northern Ireland, National Security Council Director of European and Soviet Affairs, and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs. A member of the Council on Foreign Relations, Trilateral Commission, and the American Academy of Diplomacy. Dobriansky also served on the Defense Policy Board, the Secretary of State's Foreign Policy Board and as Chair of ExIm Bank's Council on China Competition. She received a BSFS summa cum laude from Georgetown University School of Foreign Service and an MA and Ph.D. in Soviet political/military affairs from Harvard University. She has received high-level international recognition from governments of Poland, Ukraine, Hungary, Romania, Lithuania and Colombia.

Andrea L. Thompson, Vice President for International Programs at Northrop Grumman, has a distinguished career in international policy, national security, intelligence, and leader development. Ms. Thompson has served as U.S. Under Secretary of State, as well as the National Security Advisor to the Vice President. Prior to government roles, Thompson led the McChrystal Group Leadership Institute. A proud military veteran, Thompson served for over 25 years in the U.S. Army, including combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. She also served as the National Security Advisor to the Chairman, House Homeland Security Committee, and the Chairman, House Foreign Affairs Committee. Thompson is also the Professor of Practice at Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences at Dakota State University in her home state of South Dakota. She co- authored the book Achieving Victory in Iraq: Countering an Insurgency, is a Distinguished Fellow at the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI), and board member of the Women’s Foreign Policy Group, British-American Business Association, and AI company, Adarga. Northrop Grumman is a technology company, focused on global security and human discovery. Our pioneering solutions equip our customers with capabilities they need to connect, advance and protect the U.S. and its allies. Driven by a shared purpose to solve our customers’ toughest problems, our 90,000 employees define possible every day.

Saleha Mohsin has reported on economic policy from Ohio, London and Oslo to Washington, D.C. Her work covering the U.S. Treasury Department for Bloomberg News encompassed Trump’s trade war, economic sanctions, parts of the Federal Reserve and Capitol Hill, and the government's response to the worst public health crisis in nearly a century. She also covered the transition into Janet Yellen’s tenure as Treasury secretary, including the U.S. shift toward "Buy America," and "friendshoring," and the response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Saleha is now turning her attention more firmly toward economic statecraft, developing and executing news and feature articles to help readers understand how governments are using economic tools to achieve geopolitical objectives. She also has a book forthcoming on the weaponization of the dollar. It is scheduled for release in March 2024 by Penguin Random House.

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