The Ukraine-Russia Crisis and the West's Response

Friday, September 26, 2014 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm

The ongoing Ukraine-Russia crisis is challenging the European Union and the transatlantic alliance to develop and implement a unified response to both the crisis and a resurgent Russia. Important questions include what, if any, military action will the West take if the current ceasefire fails and Russia moves military forces into Eastern Ukraine? Will new and existing Western sanctions cause enough economic strain that Russia modifies its behavior? How will the EU respond if Russia changes its energy policy in response to the sanctions and the new NATO rapid reaction force?

Please join Ambassador Steven Pifer, former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine and current Director and Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, for a timely discussion of “The Ukraine-Russia Crisis and the West’s Response”. Ambassador Pifer will discuss the key issues affecting the crisis and what he sees as the next steps to the Western response. Register at

World Trade Center Denver: 27th Annual Member Meeting

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 3:30pm to 7:00pm
Manufacturing Exports

Join World Trade Center Chairman Jeff Popiel, President of Geotech, and other WTC members and guests to engage in international business discussions and network with fellow members of the business community. Learn more and register at


The Ukraine-Russia Crisis: What Next?

Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 12:15pm to 1:30pm

What began last November as an internal political crisis in Ukraine has transformed into a major crisis between Ukraine and Russia, and between the West and Russia. What are the Ukrainian and Russian governments trying to achieve, how is the West responding, and what could happen next?

Please join Ambassador Steven Pifer of the Brookings Institution at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver for a timely discussion of what's next for Ukraine. This event is open to the public. Please RSVP to