On November 19, 2013, the American Society of International Law, will host a panel discussion of the European Union’s Eastern Partnership initiative. The Partnership, which encompasses the former-Soviet states of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine, seeks to strengthen the relationship between the EU and its Eastern neighbors through economic cooperation and political reforms. These reforms include association agreements and free trade agreements, visa liberalization, energy security, and support for rule of law. In advance of the Partnership’s annual summit on November 28, the panel will discuss achievements made through the partnership, competing influences in the region, and the implications for future engagement.
- Carl Gershman, President, National Endowment for Democracy
- Temuri Yakobashvili, Former Ambassador of Georgia to the United States, German Marshall Fund of the United States
- Francesca Bignami, Professor, George Washington University Law School
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