About this event


  • Andrea Kendall-Taylor, Senior Fellow and Director, Transatlantic Security Program, Center for a New American Security (CNAS)
  • David J. Kramer, Senior Fellow, Václav Havel Program for Human Rights and Diplomacy, Director for European and Eurasian Studies, Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs


  • Michał Baranowski, Director, Warsaw Office, The German Marshall Fund of the United States
  • Jonathan Katz, Senior Fellow and Director, Democracy Initiatives, The German Marshall Fund of the United States

After participating in the G7 Summit in the United Kingdom and the NATO and U.S.-EU Summits in Brussels, U.S. President Joe Biden will conclude his first visit abroad with a meeting with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in Geneva on June 16. As diplomatic relations between the U.S., the West, and Russia have reached a historic low, America's transatlantic allies and partners will be anxiously watching the meeting between the two leaders for signs of how U.S.-Russian relations will develop under the Biden administration.

In the run-up to the meeting, however, many questions remain: What will be on the agenda for both leaders to discuss? How should the U.S. approach relations with the Kremlin and Russians? In what areas is U.S.-Russian cooperation still possible? And, above all, what outcomes can be expected from the meeting between Biden and Putin? During the discussion, our panelists will share their expectations and recommendations for the upcoming meeting between the two leaders.

If you have any questions, please contact Boris Kowalski at [email protected].