3rd Annual U.S.-Georgia Strategic Partnership Conference

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June 12, 2019 3rd Annual U.S.-Georgia Strategic Partnership Conference

Co-hosted by the United States Institute of Peace and the Embassy of Georgia.


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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

9:00 am - 12:45 pm

U.S. Institute of Peace

2301 Constitution Avenue NW
Washington, DC


8:30am - 9:00am - Registration

8:30am - 9:00am - Registration

9:00am - 9:05am - Welcoming Remarks, Ms. Nancy Lindborg, President, United States Institute of Peace 

9:05am - 9:15am - Keynote Address, The Honorable Mamuka Bakhtadze, Prime Minister of Georgia

9:15am - 10:30am - Session 1: Geopolitics and Security: Ensuring Regional Peace and Stability 

  • H.E. David Zalkaliani
    Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia
  • Dr. James Jay Carafano
    Vice President, Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Institute for National Security and Foreign Policy and the E.W. Richardson Fellow, The Heritage Foundation
  • Mr. Peter Doranmoderator 
    President and CEO, Center for European Policy Analysis

10:30am - 10:45am - Coffee Break

10:45am - 12:00pm - Session 2: Trade and Commerce: Regional Hub for Growth

  • Mr. Alexander Benard
    Co-Head of Cerberus Frontier and Senior Managing Director, Cerberus (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. 
  • Ms. Cynthia Huger
    Vice President, Administration and Finance and Agency Head, The Millennium Challenge Corporation   
  • H.E. Natia Turnava
    Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia
  • Mr. Anthony Kimmoderator
    Research Manager and Editor of the Index of Economic Freedom, The Heritage Foundation


Please join the United States Institute of Peace, Embassy of Georgia, and the Heritage Foundation for the third annual U.S.-Georgia strategic partnership conference. Featuring renowned experts and government officials, the conference will explore the current state of regional affairs, focusing on the geopolitical interests of the United States and Georgia and bilateral economic and trade opportunities. 

The conference will also look at how the United States and Georgia can further strengthen the ties between the two nations. It will also provide a unique chance for U.S. decision-makers, experts, scholars, and journalists to focus on geopolitical regional trends and challenges, and explore bilateral opportunities from both the regional and international perspective.

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