On Thursday, March 21 Stephen Nix, Regional Director, Eurasia, International Republican Institute (IRI),  and William Taylor, Former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine; EVP, Institute of Peace,  presented to USUBC members a very balanced and insightful overview in the light of upcoming presidential and parliamentary elections in Ukraine.

In the picture left to right: Michael Sawkiv, Ukrainian Congress Committee of America; Morgan Williams, USUBC; William Taylor, USIP; Steve Nix, IRI; Edward Verona, Trident Acquisitions; Kenneth Angell,  (OPIC)

In the picture left to right: Kenneth Angell,  (OPIC); Alex Slusarenko, USUBC; Morgan Williams, USUBC; Anders Aslund, Atlantic Council; Roman Kachur, The World Bank Group; Rick Shelby, Capitol Hill Consulting Group

Anders Aslund, Senior Fellow, Atlantic Council, also commented on possible outcomes of current election results for Ukraine's economy 

Both experts and participants of the roundtable agreed that no matter who will become a new president in late April, today all attention and efforts should be put towards electing a new pro-Ukrainian and reform-oriented parliament in fall 2019. 

In the picture left to right: William Taylor, USIP; Steve Nix, IRI

This meeting was moderated by Morgan Williams, president of U.S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC) and was held off-the-record.

The following organizations attended the roundtable organized by USUBC in Washington: Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC); Atlantic Council; Wiley Rein LLP; First Wall Street Capital; The World Bank/ International Finance Corporation;  APCO Worldwide; International Republican Institute; Embassy of Ukraine in the USA; Global Communities; Ukrainian Congress Committee of America; American Fund People of Ukraine; Capitol Hill Consulting Group; United States Institute of Peace; Trident Acquisitions; First International Resources and others.