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  International conference "Projects and Prospects for Cooperation in Eurasia"

2009 02 05

        

The Centre for Geopolitical Studies and the Carnegie Moscow Center are organizing an international conference titled „Projects and Prospects for Cooperation in Eurasia“, to be held in Vilnius February 24-26, 2009.

The two-day conference is designed to explore the relationship between domestic political factors and the prospects for international cooperation among all of the players in the post-Soviet space. The discussion will be divided into five thematic blocks:

  • Collective Security after the War in Georgia;
  • Big-Power politics and Sub-Regional Agendas: Russia, the United States, the European Union and China;
  • The Economics of Geography: Integration by Inevitability;
  • The Geography of Economics: Integration by Choice;
  • Shared Differences: Culture, Language and History.

In addition, viewpoints from the E.U., Poland, the U.S. and China will be offered for participants’ consideration.

Leading foreign policy experts from throughout the former Soviet Union and Central and Eastern Europe have been invited to take part in the conference.

Projects and Prospects for Cooperation in Eurasia

24-26 February 2009

Draft Agenda

24 February – Participants Arrive

19.00 Dinner (Hotel Artis)

25 February

  • 9:30-10:00   Registration
  • 10:00-11:30 Opening Remarks
    • Greta Tučkutë, director, Centre for Geopolitical Studies
      Introduction
      Divergence in an Era of Integration? Government and Popular Orientations across the Former Soviet Union
    • Sam Greene, deputy director, Carnegie Moscow Center
  • 11:30-12:00 Coffee Break
  • 12:00-14:00 Discussion Session 1: Collective Security after the War in Georgia
    • Haran, Olexy / Олексий Гарань
      Research director, School of Political Analysis (Ukraine)
    • Baghirova, Irada / Ирада Багирова
      Head, Caucasus history dept., Institute of History, Academy of Sciences (Azerbaijan)
    • Poletaev, Eduard / Эдуард Полетаев
      Editor, «Мир Евразии»(Kazakhstan)
  • 14:00-15:00 Lunch
  • 15:00-16:00 Open Discussion: Outside Looking In, Part I
    • Views from the EU and Poland
    • Nerijus Maliukevičius, Director, European Integration Studies Centre (Lithuania)
  • 16:00-16:30 Coffee Break
  • 16:30-18:30 Discussion Session 2: Big-Power Politics and Sub-Regional Agendas: Russia, the United States, the European Union and China
    • Musabayev, Rasim / Расим Мусабаев
      Independent political analyst (Azerbaijan)
    • Abdullo, Rashid / Рашид Абдулло
      Independent analyst (Tajikistan)
    • Baltag, Alexandru / Александру Балтаг
      Fellow, European Movement of Moldova (Moldova)
  • 19.00- Welcome dinner (Restaurant “Csarda”, Đv.Mykolo str. 4-1, Vilnius) Welcome speech by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Mr. Vygaudas Uđackas.

26 February

  • 10:00-11:30 Discussion Session 3: The Economics of Geography: Integration by Inevitability
    • Bekarian, Karen / Карен Бекарян
      (Armenia)
    • Morozov, Pavel / Павел Морозов
      Director, Third Way-Belarus (Belarus)
    • Kvashilava, Bakur / Бакур Квашилава
      Analyst, Georgian Institute for Public Affairs (Georgia)
  • 11:30-12:00 Coffee Break
  • 12:00-14:00 Discussion Session 4: The Geography of Economics: Integration by Choice
    • Chirila, Victor / Виктор Кирилла
      Fellow, Association for Foreign Policy (Moldova)
    • Frumkin, Boris / Борис Фрумкин
      Professor, MoscowStateUniversity of International Relations (Russia)
    • Nogoibaeva, Elmira / Эльмира Ногойбаева
      Director, Center Polis Asia (Kyrgyzstan)
  • 14:00-15:00 Lunch
  • 15:00-16:30 Open Discussion: Outside Looking In, Part II
    • Views from the US and China
    • Egidijus Motieka, Chairman of the Council, Center for Strategic Studies (Lithuania) (to be determined)
  • 16:30-17:00 Coffee break
  • 17:00-18:00 Discussion Session 5: Shared Differences: Culture, Language and History
    • Navasardian, Boris / Борис Навасардян
      President, Yerevan Press Club (Armenia)
    • Kobrinskaya, Irina / Ирина Кобринская
      Senior Fellow, Institute of the World Economy and International Relations (Russia)
    • Tsutskiridze, Levan / Леван Цуцкиридзе
      Rector, Georgian Institute for Public Affairs (Georgia)
  • 18:00-18:30 Regional Blocs in 2020
    • Prof. Vytautas Landsbergis, Member of the European Parliament (to be determined)
  • 18:30-19:00 Closing Remarks & Discussion
  • 19:00- Dinner (Restaurant Stikliai “Alude”)

27 February – Participants depart

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