Apr 16 @ 3:15 PM – 6:30 PM
Panel 1: Debating Similarities and Divergences in European and American Policies Toward Central Asia (3:15-4:45)
Jos Boonstra, Senior Researcher, Head of EUCAM programme, FRIDE, Brussels
Alexander Cooley, Tow Professor, Barnard College, New York
Jeff Goldstein, Senior policy analyst for Eurasia, Open Society Foundations
Sebastien Peyrouse, Research Professor, Central Asia Program, GWU
Panel 2: European and American Policy Priorities in Central Asia(5:00-6:30)
Patricia Flor, EU Special Representative for Central Asia, European External Action Service
Lynne Tracy, Deputy Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asian Affairs
The seminar aims to build on the existing dialogue among experts and policy-makers from the two sides of the Atlantic, with the goal of finding pragmatic policy solutions and converging the objectives of the two actors in the region. While there is a general consensus that the objectives ofEurope and the U.S in Central Asia are similar, the methodologies in perusing those objectives differ. What are the priorities of the two actors in the run up to 2014 and beyond in the view of the value-based approach versus security constraints linked to the 2014 draw-down from Afghanistan. More information can be found at http://go.gwu.edu/EUUS.
Sep 12 @ 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Join the Central Asia Program, the Center for International Policy, and leading Eurasia analysts for a discussion on the current status of US-Central Eurasia security relations to mark the launch of theSecurity Assistance Monitor, an online resource of the United States’ defense and security relationships around the world. The Security Assistance Monitor is a new, comprehensive online resource that provides information and answers questions about the US security and defense relationships around the world. Formerly known as Just the Facts, a project which focused on US security assistance to Latin America, the Security Assistance Monitor is an expanded resource of searchable statistics, data, upcoming events,and related information on US security and defense priorities for Central Eurasia, the Middle East,and Africa.
Mar 21 @ 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Marlene Laruelle, Central Asia Program, George Washington University
Julia Collins, Women and Water Project
Marcus King, George Washington University
Barbara Miller, Global Gender Program, George Washington University
Amanda Klasing, Human Rights Watch
Rebecca Fishman, WASH Advocates
Kara Gerson, Voss Foundation
In 1993, the United Nations declared March 22nd as the official “World Day for Water”,with the aim to raise awareness and focus attention on sustainably managing thisimportant resource. This year World Water Day focuses on the interplay of Energy andWater. In honor of this day, the State Department-funded Women and Water Project atGW’s Elliott School, along with WASH Advocates, invite you to a roundtable breakfastevent to discuss energy and water challenges and share knowledge on improvingmanagement and governance through enhanced participation of women and socialinclusion.
Mar 25 @ 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
with Dr. Farhad Aliyev, Central Asia-Caucasus Institute
The current US policy of disengagement from Southern Eurasia may have a negative impact upon the US strategic interests in the region in the long-run, with Azerbaijan becoming more vulnerable to falling under Russia’s influence and having to manage a difficult relationship to Iran. Moreover, domestic evolutions are on their way: roll back in democratization and the influence of changes in values among the youth, especially under the influence of Turkey’s internal changes, may make the US position in the country more difficult.
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