Media Advisory: EU-Washington Forum 2011 | Content Items

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EU-WASHINGTON FORUM 2011 What: ‘EU-Washington Forum 2011’. An annual D.C.-based conference organized by the European Union Institute for Security Studies – the European Union’s foreign policy think-tank – focusing this year on the Arab Spring.

When: Thursday 27 October 2011, 09:00-17:30, Friday 28 October 2011, 09:00-13:00

Where: Sofitel Lafayette Square, Washington, D.C.

Who: Welcoming remarks by João Vale de Almeida, Ambassador of the EU to the United States, keynote speech by Petr Nečas, Prime Minister of the Czech Republic.

Speakers include: Pierre Vimont, Executive Secretary General, European External Action Service, Philip H. Gordon, Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs, U.S. Department of State, Jerzy Pomianowski, Under-Secretary of State, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Poland, Jānis Mažeiks, Director General, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Latvia, William Taylor, U.S. Special Coordinator for Middle East Transition, U.S. Department of State, Fabrice Pothier, Head of Policy Planning Unit, NATO, Gideon Rachman, World Affairs Columnist, Financial Times, Anton La Guardia, Brussels Bureau Chief, the Economist, and David Kenner, Associate Editor, Foreign Policy Magazine.

Topics: The Democratic wave in the Arab world: transatlantic perspectives; Political, social and economic reforms in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region: what role for the EU and US?; The future of MENA: what next and whose job is it?; Towards effective and sustainable partnerships in the region: challenges and opportunities; Democratization challenges in the EU’s eastern and southern Neighborhoods.

Contact: Attendance at this event is by invitation only. To confirm your participation please get in touch with the contact below. We will send you a program upon confirmation of your attendance. Please indicate whether you intend to bring a camera crew or photographers.

Hanno Ranck
Head of Communications
European Union Institute for Security Studies
press@iss.europa.eu
Tel (ast.): +33 (0) 1 56 89 19 32

Last Updated on Thursday, 20 October 2011 20:28


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