Register Now for the ‘Ukraine: One Year Later’ Hybrid Series

February 14, 2023

A four-part hybrid conference on the global impact of the war in Ukraine is being held from February through April. The series, “Ukraine: One Year Later,” was developed by retired Maj. Gen. Scott Gray, President of AFA’s Florida West Coast Chapter 429, in tandem with the University of South Florida and the Global Interdependence Center (GIC). Through a series of lectures and panels comprised of USAF and industry experts, the conference will examine how the Russian invasion of Ukraine has altered the global military-geopolitical outlook and financial-economic arena, as well as its impact on agriculture, cybersecurity, and world trade.

Speakers at the event will include retired Gen. Philip M. Breedlove, the former Commander, U.S. European Command and Supreme Allied Commander Europe; retired Lt. Gen. David A. Deptula, Dean of AFA’s Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies; Dr. John Newton, Chief Economist for the U.S. Senate’s Committee on Agriculture; and dozens more. The conference will be co-chaired by Gray and David R. Kotok, Director of the GIC.

The schedule of the series is as follows:

  • Feb. 16-17: Part I: Monetary Policy and Market Implications
  • Mar. 9: Part II: The Tools of War and the Effects of War on Health
  • Mar. 23-24: Part III: Food, Famine, and Energy, plus the Effects of the War on Central Bank Policy and Financial Markets
  • Apr. 20-21: Part IV: Cryptocurrency and an Outlook on Asia

While the conference is happening in-person at the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee campus, the public also can attend via Zoom for free. Register now!