This seminar was hold in London on December 18, 2003. It was organized by International Institute for Strategic Studies in cooperation with Harvard Black Sea Security Program. The leading experts of Georgia, Europe, US and Russia discussed challenges and opportunities for post-Shevardnadze Georgia. They also debated the role of external actors in developing new strategies.

In January we will publish a detailed summary of this event.





List of participants:

Oksana AntonenkoSenior fellow, Programme Director, IISS
William BoePolicy Unit, EU Council, Office of the EU Special Representative for South Caucasus
Jane BinsteadCabinet Office, UK
Reinhold BrenderEuropean Commission, External Relations Directorate-General, South Caucasus
Dr. Cassandra CavanaughOpen Society Institute
Dr. Josef DiskinHead of Committee on National Strategy, Adviser to the Presidential Administration of the Russian Federation
Bruce George MPPresident of OSCE Parliamentary Assembly and Chairman of the House of Commons Defence Committee
Charles HillDeputy Head of Eastern Department, UK Foreign Office
Cliff HunterConsolidated Contractors ltd
Jessica IrvineHead of Europe and Central Asia Department, Department for International Development
Amb. Dick JenkinsFormer UK ambassador to Georgia
Sergei Konoplyov Harvard Black Sea Security Programme, Harvard University
David KramerState Department
Col. Christopher LangtonHead of Defence Analysis Department, IISS
David MamatsashviliGeorgian Embassy
Dr. Sergei MarkovHead of Civil Forum on International Affairs, Adviser to the Russian Government
Alex NicollAssistant Director, IISS
Carter PageMerrill Lynch
Dr. Kathryn PinnickRussia and Eurasia Programme, IISS
Dr. Alexander RondeliPresident of the Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies
Paul SchulteSenior Visiting Fellow, UK Defence Academy
Dr. Vladimir ShkolnikovOSCE, Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights
Amb. Konstantin ZhgentiSpecial Envoy on South Caucasus Security, Georgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

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