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Reshaping Eurasia's Future: Russia, China, and the EU

September 25, 2013 // 9:00am2:00pm
Event Co-sponsors: 
Kennan Institute
Kissinger Institute on China and the United States

Eurasian geopolitics are more fluid now than they have been for at least a decade.  The looming U.S. withdrawal of combat troops from Afghanistan and Russia's uncertain capabilities in the region leave a vacuum for new extra-regional powers to fill.  China has taken on a role as the most consequential economic actor in Eurasia. Will China’s growing influence spread into the political realm?  The European Union, and some of its key member states, has refocused on its eastern neighbors, as well as the countries east of the Caspian.  Will the EU present a more sustained Western engagement in Eurasia once the United States leaves?  

“Reshaping Eurasia’s Future” – a workshop co-organized by the Wilson Center's Global Europe Program, in partnership with the Kennan Institute and the Kissinger Institute on China and the United States – will feature two panels dedicated to the roles that Russia, China and the European Union play currently in Eurasia, as well as a keynote address delivered by Lynne Tracy, Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Central and South Asia.

Location: 
6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
 
Event Speakers List: 
  • Deputy Director and Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Program, CSIS
  • Senior Fellow for Russia, American Foreign Policy Council
  • Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy Research Institute, and former Title VIII-Supported Short-Term Scholar, Kennan Institute
  • Former Deputy Head of the OSCE Center in Bishkek
  • Tow Professor of Political Science, Barnard College
  • Alexandros Petersen // Advisor: European Energy Security Initiative; Former Public Policy Scholar
  • Director of the Central Asia Desk, Department of State
  • Christian F. Ostermann // Director, History and Public Policy Program; Global Europe; Cold War International History Project; North Korea Documentation Project; Nuclear Proliferation International History Project
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Event Sessions: 

9:00 a.m. -10:30 a.m. │Panel I: Russia & Central Asia (6th floor auditorium)

Jeffrey Mankoff, Deputy Director and Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Program, CSIS

Stephen Blank, Senior Fellow for Russia, American Foreign Policy Council 

Rensselaer W. Lee III, Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy Research Institute

10:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. │Panel II: China, the EU & Central Asia (6th floor auditorium)

Volker Jacoby, Former Deputy Head of the OSCE Center in Bishkek

Alexander Cooley, Professor of Political Science, Columbia University

Alexandros Petersen, Advisor, Global Europe Program, Wilson Center

12:45 p.m. -2:00 p.m. │ Working Off-the-Record Luncheon (5th floor conference room)

Remarks by: Les Viguerie, Director of the Central Asia Desk, Department of State

Chaired by: Christian Ostermann, Director, Global Europe, Wilson Center

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Experts & Staff

  • Christian F. Ostermann // Director, History and Public Policy Program; Global Europe; Cold War International History Project; North Korea Documentation Project; Nuclear Proliferation International History Project
  • Kristina N. Terzieva // Program Assistant
  • Emily R. Buss // Program Assistant