October 25, 2011

CONFERENCE: Central Asia, Afghanistan and the New Silk Road

The Jamestown Foundation

Central Asia, Afghanistan
and the New Silk Road:

Political, Economic and Security Challenges

Monday, November 14, 2011
9:00 A.M.
4:00 P.M.
The University Club of Washington, D.C.
1135 Sixteenth Street, N.W.
, D.C. 20036
The Jamestown Foundation cordially invites you to attend a conference highlighting the challenges to Central Asia, U.S. strategic interests in the region, the state of regional cooperation, and the need for a long-term strategy for regional security, economic development, and conflict resolution. Participants will exchange views on security and economic development problems, including the threats that stem from Afghanistan and the impact of the U.S. military withdrawal; potential political instability and ethnic tensions; water management and energy security; unstable, weak and fractured states; and insufficient transportation and infrastructure development.

*This event is free and open to the public.
To attend, please register by clicking here

**We kindly request that all attendees register by Thursday, Nov. 10.

8:30 A.M. – 9:00 A.M.
Glen E. Howard
President, The Jamestown Foundation
Opening Keynote:
9:00 A.M. – 9:45 A.M.
S. Frederick Starr
Chairman, Central Asia-Caucasus Institute
“A Strategy for Central Asia after the U.S. Military Withdrawal from Afghanistan”
Q & A
Panel One:
Challenges to Security in Central Asia
9:45 A.M. – 11:15 A.M.
Roger Kangas (invited)
National Defense University
“Regional Security Threats and Potential Conflicts”
Stephen Blank
U.S. Army War College
“The International Players in Central Asia”
Paul Goble
Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy
“Security and Political Development”
Thomas Crisman
University of South Florida
“Water Security and Climate Change”
Q & A
Coffee Break
11:15 A.M. – 11:30 A.M.
Panel Two:
Economic Development and Infrastructure
11:30 A.M. – 1:00 P.M.
Ambassador William Courtney
Former Ambassador to Kazakhstan
“The Need for Coherent Long-term Security and Integration Strategy for Wider Central Asia”
Martine-Sophie Fouvez
United Nations Economic Commission for Europe
“Transportation Networks: The New Silk Road”
Melanie Nakagawa
U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee
“Water Management: Avoiding Conflict”
Vladimir Socor
Jamestown Foundation
“Energy Corridors and Energy Security”
Q & A
Luncheon Keynotes and Discussion
1:00 P.M. – 2:15 P.M.
Leif Rosenberger
Economic Advisor, U.S. Central Command
“U.S. Policy on Central Asia and the New Silk Road Initiative”
Panel Three:
Major Challenges to Regional Cooperation and Economic Development – Views from the Central Asian Countries
2:15 P.M. – 3:45 PM
Chair: Ambassador John Ordway
Former U.S. Ambassador to Kazakhstan
Ambassador Erlan Idrissov
Ambassador of Kazakhstan
Ambassador Muktar Djumaliev
Ambassador of Kyrgyzstan
Alessandro Pio
Asian Development Bank
Ambassadors of Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan (invited)
Representative of the World Bank (invited)
Q & A

Concluding Remarks
3:45 P.M.

*To register for the free November 14 conference please visit ourRegistration Website.

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