As Ukrainians continue to fight for their very lives and the right to determine their own future, the impact of Russia’s invasion will undoubtedly be felt for generations. With no end to Russia’s hostilities in sight, and Ukraine’s future uncertain, the U.S. and its allies must continue to provide material and financial support, pursue strategies that recognize Ukraine’s challenges, and help Ukraine chart a realistic post-conflict vision. Join us at 2:00 pm ET on Monday, May 16, as we host a conversation with Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) on the United States’ continued support for Ukraine and the implications of Russia’s war in Ukraine for European security and stability.
About the Speakers
Chris Murphy, the junior United States Senator for Connecticut, is a forward-thinker in United States foreign policy. As a member of the Foreign Relations Committee, he has been an outspoken proponent of diplomacy, international human rights and the need for clear-eyed American leadership abroad. Murphy is also renowned as one of the most vociferous critics of Russia in the Senate. Prior to his election to the U.S. Senate, Murphy served Connecticut’s Fifth Congressional District for three terms in the U.S. House of Representatives. Before getting elected to Congress, Murphy served for eight years in Connecticut General Assembly. He attended Williams College in Massachusetts and graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Law.
Nelson Cunningham, moderating, is Vice Chair and Co-Founder of McLarty Associates and an ASP Board member. Mr. Cunningham was also Special Advisor to President Clinton for Western Hemisphere Affairs and previously served as a counsel at the White House and as General Counsel of the Senate Judiciary Committee under Senator Joseph Biden. He is a past member of the State Department’s Advisory Committee on International Economic Policy and the Secretary of State’s Foreign Affairs Policy Board, and is the former Chairman of the Export-Import Bank Advisory Committee.