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    Talin Lindsay
    Keymaster

    Georgian Association in the USA

    In collaboration with

    Levan Mikeladze Foundation

    And

    Center for Strategic & International Studies

    Invite You to a Special Anniversary Conference:

    Centennial of the First Georgian Republic:
    Past, Present and Future of Georgia

    May 9, 2018
    9:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
    Center for Strategic & International Studies
    1616 Rhode Island Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036
    RSVP Information

    Conference Program

    09:30 –10:00 Registration

     

    10:00 – 10:30 Welcoming Remarks:

    Elisabeth Kvitashvili, President, Georgian Association in the USA

    Redjeb Jordania, Son of the First President of the Georgian Republic Noe Jordania

    Tina Mikeladze, President, Levan Mikeladze Foundation

    Ambassador David Bakradze, Ambassador of Georgia to the United States

     

    10:30 – 10:40 Address by Bridget Brink, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State

     

    10:40 – 12:00 Panel 1 – First Republic: Connecting History to Modernity

    Speakers: Stephen Jones, Professor, Mount Holyoke College

    Beka Kobakhidze, Visiting Fellow at the Center for Russian and East European Studies, University of Oxford/Associated Professor at GIPA

    Grigol Gegelia, Doctoral Candidate, European University Institute (EUI), Florence, Italy

    Discussant: Laura Jewett, Regional Director for Eurasia Programs, NDI

    Moderator: Jeffrey Mankoff, Deputy Director, Russia & Eurasia Program, CSIS

     

    12:05 – 13:00 Lunch

     

    Remarks and Introduction by Ambassador Tedo Japaridze, Foreign Policy Adviser to the Prime Minister of Georgia

    Keynote Speaker: Hon. Richard Armitage, Former Deputy Secretary of State/Co-Chairman, Supervisory Board, Levan Mikeladze Foundation

     

    13:00 – 14:30 Panel 2 – Georgia’s Evolution, 1991-2018: Internal and External Dynamics

    Speakers: Ambassador Archil Gegeshidze, Executive Director, Levan Mikeladze Foundation

    Svante Cornell, Director, Central Asia-Caucasus Institute

    Luke Coffey, Director, Douglas and Sarah Allison Center for Foreign Policy, Heritage Foundation

    Nino Japaridze, Vice President, Edison Research

    Miriam Lanskoy, Senior Director for Russia and Eurasia, NED

    Michael Carpenter, Senior Director, Biden Center

    Moderator: Olga Oliker, Director, Russia & Eurasia Program, CSIS

     

    14:30 – 14:45 Coffee Break

     

    14:45 – 16:15 Panel 3 – Economic Security of Georgia: Domestic, Regional, Global Perspective

    Speakers: Mercedes Vera-Martin, Mission Chief for Georgia, IMF

    Anthony Kim, Editor, Economic Freedom Index, Heritage Foundation

    Jonathan Elkind, Former Assistant Secretary of Energy

    S Frederick Starr, Chairman, Central Asia-Caucasus Institute

    Kenneth Angell, Overseas Private Investment Corporation

    Anita Baracsi, JSC Bank of Georgia

    Moderator: Mamuka Tsereteli, AGBC/CACI/Georgian Association

     

    16:15 – 16:30 Coffee Break

     

    16:30 – 18:00 Panel 4 – Western Strategies Towards Georgia: 1991-2018

    Speakers: Ambassador Kent Brown, Former US Ambassador to Georgia

    Ambassador William Courtney, Former US Ambassador to Georgia

    Ambassador Kenneth Yalowitz, Former US Ambassador to Georgia

    Ambassador Richard Miles, Former US Ambassador to Georgia

    Ambassador John Tefft, Former US Ambassador to Georgia

    Ambassador Alexandra Hall Hall, Former UK Ambassador to Georgia

    Moderator: Hon. S. Enders Wimbush, Senior Partner, Stratevarious Inc.

     

    6:00 Closing Remarks by Tsotne Dadiani, Board Member, Georgian
    Association in the USA

     

    6:05 – 8:00 Reception

     

    Supporting Organizations

    America-Georgia Business Council
    American Friends of Georgia
    Central Asia-Caucasus Institute
    American Research Institute of the South Caucasus
    Wines Provided by
    Georgian Wine House

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