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CONF.- Georgia: The Rose Revolution: Four Years Later, Columbia Univ., Nov. 30

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CONF.- Georgia: The Rose Revolution: Four Years Later, Columbia Univ., Nov. 30

"The Rose Revolution: Four Years Later"
November 30th, 2007
9:30 am-5:00 pm

Columbia University in the City of New York
School of International and Public Affairs
420 West 118th Street, 15th Floor, Room 1501

Co-Sponsored by
The Arnold A. Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies
and The Center for Georgian Studies at The Harriman Institute

Advance Registration is Necessary
Please email Name and affiliation to SIWPS PA Molly D'Ambra


9:30 am Welcome and Introduction

Panel I - Energy and Economic Development
9:45 am-11:15 am

Jonathan Elkind, EastLink Consulting, LLC and The Brookings Institution
Vasilii Rukhadze, Visiting Scholar, The Harriman Institute
Andrew Sidamon-Eristoff, Consultant, Business Climate Reform in Georgia

11:20 pm-12:20 pm Keynote Address by Richard Miles, Former U.S. Ambassador
to Georgia

12:20 pm-1:45 pm Break

Panel II - Georgia, Russia and Frozen Conflicts
1:45 pm-3:15 pm

Irakli Alasania, Georgian Ambassador to the United Nations
Robert Legvold, Marshall D. Shulman Professor of Soviet Foreign
Policy, Columbia University
Ken Yalowitz, Former U.S. Ambassador to Georgia, Director, John Sloan
Dickey Center for International Understanding, Dartmouth College

Panel III - Democratic Development Since the Rose Revolution
3:30 pm-5:00 pm

Christopher Walker, Freedom House
Nicholas Gvosdev, Editor, The National Interest
Stephen Jones, Professor of Russian and Eurasian Studies, Mount
Holyoke College
Lincoln Mitchell, Arnold A. Saltzman Professor in the Practice of
International Affairs, Columbia University
Alexander Sokolowski, Senior Political Process Advisor Bureau for Europe
and Eurasia, USAID

5:00 pm-6:00 pm Reception

The conference will also include an exhibition of photographs of the
Rose Revolution by Steve Weinberg and campaign posters from
that period from the collection of Lincoln Mitchell, located on the
4th Floor of the International Affairs Building.

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