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  Round Table Discussion „Projects and Prospects for Cooperation in Eurasia“

2009 02 20


A Round Table Discussion „Projects and Prospects for Cooperation in Eurasia“ will be held in Vilnius on 25-26 February (Hotel „Artis“). The event is organized by the Centre for Geopolitical Studies of Lithuania, the Carnegie Moscow Centre, and is financed from the East East: Partnership Beyond Borders Program of the Open Society Institute (OSI).

According to Greta Monika Tučkutë, Director of the Centre for Geopolitical Studies, the goal of the discussion is to evaluate the situation in the post-soviet space 20 years after the collapse of the Soviet Union. „Participants are ready to discuss possibilities and prospects for co-operation among the liberated states, to consider the role of Russia, the United States and the European Union in the region, and to evaluate dependencies between the countries. This discussion is also relevant for Lithuania, which actively supports democratic processes in the post-soviet space“, said G.M.Tučkutë.

The Round Table Discussion will be attended by 40 guests from Russia, Georgia, Tadzhikistan, Kazakhstan, Kirghizstan, Armenia, Poland, Latvia, Estonia, Moldova, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Romania, Lithuania, Ukraine and Azerbaijan, including the following honorable personalities:  Dmitri Trenin, Director of Carnegie Moscow Center, Olexy Haran, Research Director, School of Political Analysis, Irada Baghirova, the Head of the Caucasus History Department of the Institute of History, Academy of Sciences (Azerbaijan), Levan Tsutskiridze, Rector of the Georgian Institute for Public Affairs (Georgia), Boris Frumkin, Professor of the Moscow State University of International Relations (Russia) and others.

Agenda of the discussion „Projects and Prospects for Cooperation in Eurasia“ will include: discussions on the collective security after the Russian-Georgian conflict; policy of the great powers (Russian Federation, the United States, the EU and China) and the sub-regional agenda; inevitability of economic integration and possibilities of choice; transnational cultural, linguistic and historical differences. The summary of the discussion will be published in English and Russian.

The event is open to the public. For more information, see: www.geopolitika.lt

Greta Monika Tučkutë

Director of PA Centre for Geopolitical Studies

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