Harvard Black Sea Security Program (BSSP) - 2004 has started. This year it will be hosted in Sofia, Stuttgart, Washington, DC and Boston.

The international group of about 30 high-ranking people both from governmental agencies as well from NGO started their work in Sofia, Bulgaria. The event was greatly hosted by the Ministry of Defense and Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bulgaria. Participants discussed NATO and EU enlargement and its impact to regional security.

Then the program continued on to Germany where the US European Command

(EUCOM) did a great job engaging representatives from Black Sea region in discussion about changes in the security environment and the role of individual countries. The delegates also had a sightseeing opportunity:

they visited the heart of EUCOM - The Patch Barracks, the Mercedes

factory, and the very city of Stuttgart.

On April 17-19 the group was staying in Washington, DC, where it had a series of high-ranking meetings at Pentagon and National Security Council.

After official visits the delegates had a roundtable discussion on regional security organized by Nixon Center.

On 19-28 April the regional participants and their US counterparts from Department of Defense have the intensive academic curriculum featuring such world known experts as Joseph Nye and Samuel Huntington.

As usually, we have some publications ready either on this web-site or available in hard copies available at your request.

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