How Could Frozen Russian Assets be Used to Fund Ukraine’s Reconstruction?
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Moving beyond the debate as to whether frozen Russian assets should be used to fund Ukraine’s reconstruction, this panel will explore how it could be done. The Rebuilding Economic Prosperity and Opportunity (REPO) for Ukrainians Act introduced in both the US House and Senate authorizes the government to seize these funds and outlines a procedure for the ultimate disposition of the monies after confiscation. Moderated by Robin Quinville, Director of the Global Europe Program, our panel comprising, Philip Zelikow, Professor of History at the University of Virginia and Distinguished Visiting Fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution, Robert Zoellick, US Trade Representative from 2001 to 2005 and President of the World Bank from 2007 to 2012, and Mark Kennedy, Director of the Wahba Institute for Strategic Competition will review these provisions and other options for applying frozen Russian assets to Ukrainian reconstruction.
Philip D. Zelikow
Former President of the World Bank Group; Former Deputy Secretary of State; Counselor to former U.S. Secretary of State James A. Baker
Wahba Institute for Strategic Competition
The Wahba Institute for Strategic Competition works to shape conversations and inspire meaningful action to strengthen technology, trade, infrastructure, and energy as part of American economic and global leadership that benefits the nation and the world. Read more
Global Europe Program
The Global Europe Program addresses vital issues affecting the European continent, US-European relations, and Europe’s ties with the rest of the world. We investigate European approaches to critical global issues: digital transformation, climate, migration, global governance. We also examine Europe’s relations with Russia and Eurasia, China and the Indo-Pacific, the Middle East and Africa. Our program activities cover a wide range of topics, from the role of NATO, the European Union and the OSCE to European energy security, trade disputes, challenges to democracy, and counter-terrorism. The Global Europe Program’s staff, scholars-in-residence, and Global Fellows participate in seminars, policy study groups, and international conferences to provide analytical recommendations to policy makers and the media. Read more
The Kennan Institute is the premier U.S. center for advanced research on Russia and Eurasia and the oldest and largest regional program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. The Kennan Institute is committed to improving American understanding of Russia, Ukraine, Central Asia, the Caucasus, and the surrounding region though research and exchange. Read more
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