Strategic Issues in the New Central and Eastern Europe
On October 2nd-4, CSIS and the Center for Eastern Studies (CES) co-hosted the inaugural conference of the Forum of the Brzezinski Chair in Warsaw, Poland: "Strategic issues in the New Central and Eastern Europe." Polish President Aleksander Kwasniewski delivered the opening remarks at a commemorative dinner on October 2. Government leadership sessions followed on October 3rd at the Belvedere Palace featuring by distinguished central and eastern European panelists, including: Vytautas Landsbergis from Lithuania, Uladzimir Ulakhovich from Belarus, Borys Tarasyuk from Ukraine, Anatoly Grytsenko from Ukraine, Antanas Valionis from Lithuania, and Marek Siwiec from Poland. At the October 3 dinner, CSIS Trustee and Counselor Zbigniew Brzezinski delivered the keynote address. On October 4, scholars from central and eastern Europe met with regional policymakers to discuss current issues ranging from EU and NATO enlargement to relations with Russia and the West, with a luncheon address delivered by Polish Secretary of State Adam Rotfeld. Transcript pending.