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[ALBSA-Info] Events at Harvard

Agron Alibali aalibali at yahoo.com
Fri Feb 25 14:31:54 EST 2000


 

 

The 2000 Harvard Colloquium on International Affairs:

 

“Ten Years after the Fall of the Wall: Transition and
Transformation 

in Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union”

March 10-12, 2000

 

On March 10-12, Harvard Law School, the Kennedy School
of Government, and the Weatherhead Center for
International Affairs will host the First Annual
Harvard Colloquium on International Affairs: “Ten
Years after the Fall of the Wall: Transition and
Transformation in Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet
Union.”  Celebrating the tenth anniversary of
Communism’s collapse and the dawning of a new century,
the Colloquium represents a University-wide,
interdisciplinary effort to bring together Harvard’s
vast resources in the field of international affairs. 
The three-day event will feature keynote speakers,
including former National Security Adviser General
Brent Scowcroft and former Russian Foreign Minister
Andrei Kozyrev, as well as individual panels focusing
on questions of politics, economics, law, and
security.  Different programs and centers from across
the University will sponsor each panel, including:

 

The Davis Center for Russian Studies (U.S.-Russian
Relations) 
The Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies
(German Reunification) 
The John M. Olin Institute for Strategic Studies
(East-West Military Relations) 
The Belfer Center for Science and International
Affairs (Nuclear Security Issues) 
The Graduate Program at Harvard Law School (Governance
Issues) 
The Human Rights Program at Harvard Law School
(Nationalism and Ethnic Conflict) 
The Center for International Development (Economic
Restructuring & Finance and Investment in the
Post-Communist World) 
The Harvard School of Public Health (Public Health and
the Environment) 
The Women and Public Policy Program (Women in
Post-Communist Societies) 
The European Union Center (European Union in an
Undivided Europe) 
 

Confirmed panelists include Anders Aslund, Polish
Finance Minister Leszek Balcerowicz, European Union
Ambassador Gunther Burghardt, Prof. Ashton Carter,
Lieutenant General William Odom, activist Dimitrina
Petrova, author David Rieff, former Undersecretary of
State Robert Zoellick, and many others.  The
Colloquium will also feature a live webcast of all
panels and keynote speeches, along with supporting
materials for the Colloquium and taped interviews with
public policy leaders.  After the Colloquium the
website will become a portal for the scholarly and
professional study of international affairs.

 

 

 

 

SCHEDULE

 

 

FRIDAY

 

4:00 Keynote Address: General Brent Scowcroft

Venue: Ames Courtroom

 

 

5:30 Opening Plenary Panel: German Reunification

Sponsor: Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies

Venue: Ames Courtroom

 

Prof. Charles Maier

Director, Center for European Studies, Harvard
University

 

Mr. Robert Zoellick

Research Scholar, Belfer Center, Harvard University;
Fellow, The German Marshall Fund of the United States;
Former Undersecretary of State & White House Deputy
Chief of Staff

 

Prof. Philip Zelikow

Director, Miller Center; White Burkett Miller
Professor of History, University of Virginia

 

Prof. Jens Reich

Presidential Candidate in 1993

 

 

 

 

SATURDAY

 

9:00 First Panel Series

 

Economic Restructuring in Eastern Europe and the
Former Soviet Union

Sponsor: Harvard Center for International Development

Venue: Austin East

 

Professor Jeffrey Sachs

Director, Harvard Center for International Development

 

Minister Leszek Balcerowicz

Minister of Finance, Poland

 

Dr. Anders Aslund

Senior Associate, Carnegie Endowment for International
Peace

 

 

East-West Military Relations

Sponsor: Olin Institute for Strategic Studies

Venue: Hauser 102

 

Prof. Stephen Walt

Kirkpatrick Professor of International Affairs, John
F. Kennedy School of Government

 

Lieutenant General William Odom (ret’d)

Director, National Security Studies, The Hudson
Institute

 

Dr. Colonel Vitaly Shlykov

Consultant; former member, Russian General Staff

 

Dr. David Chu

Vice President, Army Research Division; Director, RAND
Arroyo Center

 

 

 

10:30 Coffee Break

Venue: Austin Foyer

 

 

 

11:00 Second Panel Series

 

Nuclear Security Issues in the Former Soviet Bloc

Sponsor: The Belfer Center for Science and
International Affairs

Venue: Austin East 

 

Prof. Graham Allison

Douglas Dillon Professor of Government; Director,
Belfer Center; former Assistant Secretary of Defense
for Policy and Plans

 

Prof. Ashton Carter

Ford Foundation Professor of Science and International
Affairs; former Assistant Secretary of Defense for
International Security Policy

 

Dr. Sergei Karagonov

Chairman, Institute of Europe

 

Dr. Sergei Rogov

Director, Institute of USA and Canada

 

Dr. Laura Holgate

Director, Office of Fissile Materials Disposition,
Department of Energy; former Director of Cooperative
Threat Reduction, Department of Defense

 

Mr. Matthew Bunn

Assistant Director of the Program on Science,
Technology, and Public Policy at Harvard University;
former Advisor to the Office of Science and Technology
Policy

 

 

European Union in an Undivided Europe

Sponsor: The European Union Center

Venue: Hauser 102

 

Prof. George Ross

Director, European Union Center

 

Prof. Andrew Moravscik

Professor, Government Department, Harvard University

 

Prof. Stanley Hoffmann

University Professor, Harvard University

 

Ambassador Gunther Burghardt

Ambassador of the European Union to the United States

 

 

Public Health & Environmental Issues in Eastern Europe
and the Former Soviet Union

Sponsor: School of Public Health

Venue: Hauser 104

 

Dr. Alexei Yablokov

Director, Center for Russian Environmental Policy;
Professor, Russian Federation Academy of Sciences;
Former Special Counselor to President Yeltsin on the
Environment and Public Health

 

Dr. Paul Farmer

Associate Professor of Social Medicine, Harvard
Medical School

 

Dr. Kevin Rushing

Program Officer in Charge, USAID Central Asia
Republics Desk

 

Prof. Bedrich Moldan

Former Minister of the Environment, Czech Republic;
Chairman of the Board, Regional Environmental Center

 

Prof. Daniel Cole

M. Dale Palmer Professor of Law, Indiana University
School of Law

 

Prof. Jennifer Leaning

Professor of International Health, Harvard School of
Public Health

 

 

1:00 Lunch

 

 

 

3:00 Third Panel Series

 

Nationalism and Ethnic Conflict

Sponsor: The Human Rights Program at Harvard Law
School

Venue: Hauser 102

 

Prof. Henry Steiner

Director, Human Rights Program, Harvard Law School

 

Ms. Dimitrina  Petrova

Executive Director, European Roma Rights Center

 

Mr. John Packer

Senior Legal Adviser to the OSCE High Commissioner on
National Minorities

 

Mr. David Rieff

Author and Journalist

 

 

Finance and Investment in the Post-Communist World

Sponsor: Harvard Center for International Development

Venue: Austin East

 

Ms. Sara Sievers

Executive Director, Center for International
Development

 

Mr. John Hewko

Partner, Baker & McKenzie

 

Mr. Richard Wood

Founder, Wood & Co., Prague

 

Mr. Alan Bigman

 

 

 

 

SUNDAY

 

10:00 Fourth Panel Series

 

Governance Issues in Transitional Societies

Sponsor: Harvard Law School Graduate Program

Venue: Hauser 102

 

Prof. Stephen Holmes

Professor of Political Science, Princeton University;
Adjunct Professor of Law, New York University

 

Prof. Alexander Blankenagel

Professor of Law, Humboldt University, Berlin

 

Prof. Ruti Teitel

Professor, New York Law School

 

Prof. Jacques Rupnik

Director of Research and Professor at the Center for
International Affairs, Fondations Nationale des
Sciences Politiques

 

 

The Role of Women in Post-Communist Societies

Sponsor: The Women and Public Policy Program at the
Kennedy School of Government

Venue: Hauser 104

 

Ambassador Swanee Hunt

Director, Women and Public Policy Program; former U.S.
Ambassador to Austria

 

Ms. Irina Ignatieva

Project Coordinator, Banking on Russian Women

 

Senator Jara Moserova

Vice President, Senate of the Czech Republic

 

Dr. Laura Lederer

Director, Protection Project, John F. Kennedy School
of Government

 

Ms. Dasa Sasic Silovic

Senior Advisor, UNDP Global Gender in Development
Programme/Bureau for Development Policy

 

Dr. Elena Gapova

Director, Center for Gender Studies, European
Humanities University, Minsk

 

 

 

12:00 Closing Panel: Relations between Russia and the
United States

Sponsor: Davis Center for Russian Studies

Venue: Ames Courtroom

 

Prof. Timothy Colton

Director, Davis Center for Russian Studies

 

Mr. Andrei Kozyrev

Former Russian Foreign Minister; Member of the
Committee of the State Duma for Budget, Taxes, Banks
and Finances

 

Mr. Mark Medish

Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director
for Eurasia, National Security Council

 

 

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