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Toomas Hendrik Ilves

Toomas Hendrik Ilves

Toomas Hendrik Ilves served as president of Estonia from 2006 to 2016, and before that as foreign minister and ambassador to the United States. He lives on his farm in southern Estonia and is professor of government and digitization at Tartu University.

Articles and Events

December 7, 2021: "Biden's Democracy Summit." A roundtable discussion featuring Fiona Hill and Toomas Hendrik Ilves. Co-hosted by Norman Eisen and the Transatlantic Democracy Working Group

Join American Purpose and the Transatlantic Democracy Working Group on December 7, 2021 to hear Fiona Hill, Toomas Hendrik Ilves, and additional experts discuss the Biden Administration's Democracy Summit taking place December 9-10, 2021. Ambassador (ret.) Norman Eisen will co-host. Fiona Hill is the Robert Bosch senior fellow in the

American Purpose, Toomas Hendrik Ilves

Continuing Liberty conference, September 20-22, 2021: "Russia and the Frontline Democracies" with Toomas Hendrik Ilves, Peter Pomerantsev, M.J. Crawford, Jonathan Katz, and Nino Evgenidze

Part of the Continuing Liberty conference. 11:00 a.m.—12:15 p.m. ET Russia and the Frontline Democracies Toomas Hendrik Ilves, former president of Estonia Peter Pomerantsev, Johns Hopkins University and American Purpose Co-moderators: M.J. Crawford, U.S. State Department, and Jonathan Katz, German Marshall Fund of

American Purpose, Toomas Hendrik Ilves, Peter Pomerantsev

June 16, 2021: Tom Tugendhat and Toomas Hendrik Ilves discuss "Russia and Europe"

Join us on June 16, 2021 to hear Tom Tugendhat and Toomas Hendrik Ilves discuss "Russia and Europe." Tom Tugendhat is a British Conservative Party politician serving as Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee in the British House of Commons since 2017. He has been the Member of Parliament for

Toomas Hendrik Ilves
Putin’s Climate Envoy Should Be Persona Non Grata

Putin’s Climate Envoy Should Be Persona Non Grata

He’s no climate expert, but he’s a champion when it comes to repression.

Toomas Hendrik Ilves, David J. Kramer
What Putin and Xi Really Want
Interview

What Putin and Xi Really Want

Former Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves speaks with American Purpose about Europe caught between America and its rivals.

Toomas Hendrik Ilves, Shirley Martey Hargis, Jeffrey Gedmin

Apr. 12, 2021: Toomas Ilves discusses "Europe, Russia, China, and the U.S." Moderated by Melinda Haring

Join us on April 12, 2021 to hear Toomas Ilves discuss "Europe, Russia, China, and the U.S." Moderated by Melinda Haring. Toomas Ilves served as the fourth President of Estonia from 2006 until 2016. Ilves worked as a diplomat and journalist, and he was the leader of the Social

Toomas Hendrik Ilves