Keynote Address: Ambassador Kurt Volker - CAA Fall 2022 Conference
The Dragon and the Bear - Keynote Speaker
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The Council's keynote address over lunch during it's annual Fall Conference, this year titled: "The Dragon and the Bear", discusses the game changes of Mr. Putin's war in Ukraine. "We are not going back to the world we were in before this" - Ambassador Volker.
Speaker: Ambassador Kurt Volker (Distinguished Fellow, Center for European Analysis; former Ambassador to NATO and Special Representative for Ukraine Negotiations)
Ambassador Kurt Volker is a leading expert in US foreign and national security policy with over 35 years of experience in a variety of government, academic, and private sector capacities. He served as US Special Representative for Ukraine Negotiations from 2017 to 2019, and as US Ambassador to NATO from 2008 to 2009. Ambassador Volker is President and Founder of Alliance Strategic Advisors, LLC, which provides strategic advice and services to a diverse range of business clients with interest in Central and Eastern Europe. He has previously served as a Director of CG Funds Trust and the Wall Street Fund. He also serves as Senior International Advisor at BGR Group, which provides government relations, public relations, and business advisory services to a wide array of clients. In June 2020, Ambassador Volker was named a Distinguished Fellow at the Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA). From 2012-2019, Ambassador Volker was the founding Executive Director of The McCain Institute for International Leadership, a part of Arizona State University based in Washington, DC. He remains a Senior Advisor at the Atlantic Council; a Trustee of the American College of the Mediterranean in Aix-en-Provence, France; a Founding Partner of the American University of Kyiv; a Trustee of the Hungary Initiatives Foundation; a member of the GLOBSEC International Advisory Board; and a member of the International Advisory Board of the US Institute for Peace.
Ambassador Volker has taught Transatlantic Relations at The George Washington University Elliott School of International Affairs and is a member of that School’s Board of Advisors. He contributes regularly to public policy debates, through op-eds, articles, speeches, and television appearances for a wide variety of outlets.