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Join us for our

26th Annual ACFR Conference

Washington, DC

October 6 – 7, 2022

“China and Russia: Aspirations, Endeavors, and Incursions”

Preliminary Conference Details Below
Thursday, October 6, 2022
Early Arrival Event
Thursday evening, October 6, 2022
The Meridian International House
6 pm to 8 pm
1630 Crescent Pl NW
Washington, DC 20009
Friday, October 7, 2022
The second, full-day of the Conference and Banquet includes two Keynotes, a Morning Panel, and an Afternoon Panel.
Details below
Conference Program 
8:00am – 4:30pm 
The University Club of Washington DC
1135 -16th St. NW
Washington DC 20036
Distinguished Service Award Banquet
6:00am – 9:00 pm 
The National Press Club
529 14th Street NW
Washington DC 20045
Program Agenda: Speakers and Times 
8:00-8:45am    Registration and continental breakfast
8:45am             Welcoming Remarks – Erich Frankland, ACFR Board President
9:00-9:45am     Opening Keynote on China
Dr. Carla Freeman, U.S. Institute of Peace
10-11:30 am     China panel – Moderator, Ali Wyne
  • Judy Blanchette, CSIS
  • Miles Yu, Hudson Institute and US Naval Academy
  • Dr. Robert Sutter or David Shambaughj, George Washington University
12pm Lunch and tributes
1:30-2:45pm    Russia panel – Moderator, Dr. Robert Donaldson
  • Dr. Stacy Closson, National Intelligence University and Wilson Center
  • Dr. Michael Kimmage, Catholic University and Kennan Center
  • John Sipher, former C.I.A. officer in Moscow
3-3:45 pm      Closing Keynote on Russia
Ambassador Kenneth Yalowitz, Wilson Center and Former U.S. ambassador to Belarus and Georgia
3:45pm            Closing remarks- Erich Frankland
Special Note for Friends of ACFR Past Conference Speakers and experts in the field are encouraged to attend the conference.
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