Who’s Afraid of East-West Dialogue? – PASOS conference brings together top think-tank analysts and international diplomats in Berlin, 5 November 2010

October 7, 2010

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News Source: PASOS Secretariat, Prague, Czech Republic

PASOS international conference will focus on soft and hard power challenges to EU and US democracy and development agendas, Euro-Atlantic security, energy policy, and new forms of diplomacy to solve entrenched disputes. The conference will also host the announcement of the first-ever PASOS Think-Tank Award.

Four new policy briefs will be launched at Who’s Afraid of East-West Dialogue?, a PASOS international conference that will bring together policymakers and independent analysts in Berlin on Friday 5 November 2010 to focus on the challenges – soft and hard power – to EU and US democracy and development agendas, as well as threats and opportunities facing policymakers in the areas of Euro-Atlantic security, energy policy, and new forms of diplomacy to solve entrenched disputes.

Models of development practised by a range of countries – Russia, EU, China, US, Turkey – will be tackled, and four panels looking at different challenges for East-West dialogue will be addressed by four specially commissioned policy briefs to be debated by leading diplomats and think-tank analysts.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Dr Emily Haber, Political Director, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Germany
  • H.E. Peter Semneby, EU Special Representative for South Caucasus
  • Thomas Carothers, Vice-President for Studies, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Washington DC, USA
  • Dr Barbara Lippert, Director of Studies, German Institute for International and Security Affairs (Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP)), Berlin, Germany
  • H.E. Miroslav Lajčák, former Foreign Minister, Slovakia, former High Representative to Bosnia and Herzegovina/EU Special Representative to Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Alina Mungiu-Pippidi, Professor of Democracy Studies, Hertie School of Governance, Berlin, Germany, and founder, Romanian Academic Society
  • H.E. Kalman Mizsei, EU Special Representative for Moldova

The full agenda of the conference, and of the PASOS annual meeting, which takes place on 4 November 2010, are attached.

To register for the conference – deadline 18 October – click here.

The conference, held in conjunction with the annual meeting of the PASOS network of more than 40 think-tanks spanning 27 countries in Europe and Central Asia, will also host the announcement of the first-ever PASOS Think-Tank Award. The winner will be selected by a jury of five inernational experts in policymaking, with a wide range of experiecne in both the think-tank community and as policymakers in government.

The jury comprises:

Ronald D. Asmus, Executive Director, Transatlantic Center and Strategic Planning, Brussels, Belgium, German Marshall Fund of the United States
Thomas Carothers, Vice-President for Studies, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Washington D.C., USA
Heather Grabbe, Director, Open Society Institute-Brussels, and Director of EU Affairs, Soros foundations network
Barbara Lippert, Director of Studies, German Institute for International and Security Affairs (Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP)), Berlin, Germany
Alina Mungiu-Pippidi, Professor of Democracy Studies, Hertie School of Governance, Berlin, Germany, and founder, Romanian Academic Society

PASOS3_6nov2010assemblyconfcev8oct2010.pdf (2.07 MB)
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