WASHINGTON, D.C. – You are invited to attend a webinar “Putin's Demonic Battle Against Ukraine” with Lieutenant General (Ret) Ben Hodges, Former Commanding General of U.S. Army Forces in Europe, Pershing Chair in Strategic Studies at the Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA), on Wednesday, April 6, 2022 from 10:30 am to 11:45 am EDT, 5:30 p.m. Kyiv Time via Zoom.

LTG (retired) Ben Hodges has appeared on a large number of national and international media programs this year. He has also been a speaker/panelists on many online events.


1. Ben Hodges, Lieutenant General (ret), Former Commanding General of U.S. Army Forces in Europe, Pershing Chair in Strategic Studies, Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA), Washington, D.C.

Ambassador Kurt Volker will introduce Lieutenant General Ben Hodges.

2. Alan Merbaum, Senior Associate, Booz Allen Hamilton, Washington, D.C.

3. Denis Yatsyshyn, Director of Corporate Relations, U.S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC), Kyiv, Ukraine

4. Morgan Williams, President & CEO, U.S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC), www.USUBC.org, will moderate the meeting.


1. Ben Hodges: “I Believe That Ukraine Is Going to Win”
Amanpour & Co on PBS 03.10.2022
[you may need to enable VPN in your browser to watch from Ukraine]

2. “Russia cannot capture Kyiv”
Former commanding general of US Army Europe analyzes war in Ukraine for Kathimerini by Pavlos Papadopoulos, 03.30.2022
Interview LINK

3. Russia's military "weaknesses are being revealed" in Ukraine, says former commander of U.S. forces in Europe
By Analisa Novak, March 9, 2022, CBS NEWS
Interview LINK

This webinar is organized and sponsored by U.S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC), Washington, D.C., www.USUBC.org.

REGISTER your attendance for the online ZOOM meeting on Wednesday, April 6, 2022, please click the "REGISTER" button below and fill the form:

The link to join the online ZOOM meeting will be sent to you in the confirmation e-mail after you register.

Recorded versions of the previous 56 U.S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC) live webinars are available on USUBC YouTube channel.

NOTE: If you have any questions about connecting to the meeting please contact Nadiia Khomaziuk, USUBC Director of Communications and Events in Washington at NKhomaziuk@usubc.org   

LTG (retired) Ben Hodges, BIO

Lieutenant General (Retired) Ben Hodges holds the Pershing Chair in Strategic Studies at the Center for European Policy Analysis. He joined CEPA in February 2018.

A native of Quincy, Florida, General Hodges graduated from the United States Military Academy in May 1980 and was commissioned in the Infantry.

After his first assignment as an Infantry Lieutenant in Garlstedt, Germany, he commanded Infantry units at the Company, Battalion, and Brigade levels in the 101st Airborne Division, including Command of the First Brigade Combat Team “Bastogne” of the 101st Airborne Division in Operation IRAQI FREEDOM (2003-2004). His other operational assignments include Chief of Operations for Multi-National Corps-Iraq in Operation IRAQI FREEDOM (2005-2006) and Director of Operations, Regional Command South in Kandahar, Afghanistan (2009-2010).

General Hodges has also served in a variety of Joint and Army Staff positions to include Tactics Instructor; Chief of Plans, 2nd Infantry Division in Korea; Aide-de-Camp to the Supreme Allied Commander Europe; Chief of Staff, XVIII Airborne Corps; Director of the Pakistan Afghanistan Coordination Cell on the Joint Staff; Chief of Legislative Liaison for the United States Army; and Commander, NATO Allied Land Command (─░zmir, Turkey). His last military assignment was as Commanding General, United States Army Europe (Wiesbaden, Germany) from 2014 to 2017. He retired from the U.S. Army in January 2018.