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Ukraine: How it Can Win, and Why it Matters to the United States | Global Town Hall with Daniel Bischof | May 06


In Person


Belmont University

Monday, May 06, 2024

5:30 Registration and Networking
6:00-7:00 Keynote Address


Ukraine: How it Can Win, and Why it Matters to the United States

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine in February 2022 rattled the international order that the United States helped establish and lead since World War II. Today, the threat of further aggression in Europe continues to galvanize U.S. and international support for Ukraine. Dan Bishof, the Department of State’s Director for Eastern Europe, will join the Tennessee World Affairs Council to share insights and exchange views on what factors have influenced U.S. decision-making over the evolution of the war, which has seen Ukraine fight back from the near-loss of Kyiv to recapture significant amounts of its own territory and inflict significant blows on Russia in the Black Sea. Mr. Bishof will discuss the mechanisms the U.S. government has established for tracking and providing oversight of U.S. assistance to Ukraine, and how that assistance impacts the security of not only Ukraine, but also that of Europe and the United States. Questions will be welcomed.


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About the speaker:

Daniel Bischof 

Daniel Bischof is the Director for Eastern European Affairs at the Department of State, the office responsible for U.S. policy toward Ukraine, Belarus, and Moldova.

With more than 20 years in the Foreign Service, he recently served as Acting Deputy Chief of Mission and Counselor for Economic and Political Affairs at the U.S. Embassy in Singapore for three years.  Until 2019, he was Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Dili, Timor-Leste. 

He also served as the Deputy Director of the Office of Korean Affairs from 2014-16. He was a Senior Watch Officer in the State Department’s Operations Center. In U.S. Embassies in Seoul and Manila, Daniel covered political-military affairs, and in Washington, D.C., was responsible for Malaysian Affairs in the Office of Maritime Southeast Asia.  He also adjudicated non-immigrant visas in Seoul and served as the General Services Officer in Vientiane, Laos.

Daniel is fluent in Thai and has studied Korean and Lao. Prior to joining the Department of State, he practiced law in Florida.  He is a graduate of the Henry W. Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia and Northwestern School of Law at Lewis & Clark College. Daniel is married to Jane Kim.


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