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The War in Ukraine: How Will This End?

Ambassador John Kornblum

Former U.S. Ambassador to Germany and Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

@ 10:00 a.m. CT

with

Dr. Liana Fix

Resident Fellow at the German Marshall Fund Washington office

And Moderator

Dr. Steven E. Sokol

President, American Council on Germany


The War in Ukraine: How Will This End?

Although there has been a withdrawal of Russian troops in the north of Ukraine, the images of death and destruction from places like Bucha mark a grim turning point in Russia’s war in Ukraine. Join the American Council on Germany and the Tennessee World Affairs Council for a discussion with Ambassador John Kornblum, former U.S. Ambassador to Germany, and Dr. Liana Fix, Program Director in the International Affairs Department of the Körber Foundation in Berlin, about the latest developments of the conflict in Europe and its lasting consequences.

Join the American Council on Germany and the Tennessee World Affairs Council for a discussion with Ambassador John Kornblumformer U.S. Ambassador to Germany, and Dr. Liana FixResident Fellow at the German Marshall Fund of the United States (invited). They will talk about the latest developments of the conflict in Europe and put it in perspective by discussing the implications and possible paths ahead. 

Previously in this series:

  • Implications and Consequences of Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine | Mar 16 | Video | Transcript
  • The Unfolding War in Europe | Mar 2 | Video | Transcript
  • War in Europe | Feb 25 | Video | Transcript
  • Russia’s Threat to Ukraine | The Crisis Unfolds | Feb 15 | Video | Transcript
  • Germany’s Response to the Ukraine Crisis | Feb 1 | VideoTranscript
  • Russia’s Threat to Ukraine: The West Responds | Jan 17 | Video | Transcript 

 


Ambassador John C. Kornblum has a long record of service in the United States and Europe both as a diplomat and as a businessman. He is recognized as an eminent expert on U.S.-European political and economic relations, in particular in Central and Eastern Europe. He served as the U.S. Ambassador to Germany from 1997 to 2001. Before that, he occupied a number of high-level diplomatic posts, including U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for European affairs, Special Envoy for the Dayton Peace Process, U.S. Ambassador to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (Helsinki Process), Deputy U.S. Ambassador to NATO, and U.S. minister and deputy commandant of forces in divided Berlin. From 2001 to 2009, he was chairman of Lazard Freres Germany. He currently serves as senior counsellor to the international law firm Noerr LLP and as a senior adviser to the worldwide consultancy Accenture. Mr. Kornblum has also served on a number of supervisory and advisory boards including those of Thyssen-Krupp, Technologies AG, Bayer AG, Russell Reynolds, and Motorola Europe. He is a member of the boards of the American Chamber of Commerce in Germany, the American Academy in Berlin, the Deutsche Oper in Berlin, and of numerous nonprofit organizations on both sides of the Atlantic. He received a B.A. from Michigan State University in 1964, and he has been the recipient of many awards, including a Knights Cross of the Order of Merit from Germany and an Order of Merit from Austria.

Dr. Liana Fix is a Resident Fellow at the German Marshall Fund’s Washington office, while on sabbatical from the International Affairs Department of the Körber Foundation in Berlin. She is a political scientist and historian, and her work focuses on Russia and Eastern Europe, European security, arms control, and German foreign policy. She will be focusing on transatlantic policy toward Russia while at GMF. Dr. Fix has published widely in academia, thinktanks, and national and international media. She holds a doctorate degree from the Justus Liebig University Giessen and a master’s degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science. 

Steven E. Sokol is the President of the American Council on Germany. Previously, he served as President and CEO of the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh and prior to that he was the Vice President and Director of Programs at the American Council on Germany. Earlier in his career, Steve served as the Deputy Director of the Aspen Institute Berlin, was the Head of the Project Management Department at the Bonn International Center for Conversion GmbH (BICC), and a Program Officer in the Berlin office of the German Marshall Fund of the United States. He holds a Doctorate in Law and Policy from Northeastern University as well as an M.A. in International Relations and International Economics from the Johns Hopkins University’s Paul Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and a B.A. from Wesleyan University. He has also studied at the Ruprecht-Karls-Universität in Heidelberg and as a Fulbright Scholar at the Freie Universität in Berlin.


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