The Evolution of the Eurasian Union: Politics, Economics, Geopolitics

On Friday, February 5, 2016, the Center for Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies in the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University will host The Evolution of the Eurasian Union: Economics, Politics, Geopolitics.

For one day, CERES will convene experts on Eurasian politics, economics and geopolitics to discuss the evolution and future of the Eurasian Union. 

The Evolution of the Eurasian Union

February 5, 2016

9:30 am - 5:00 pm


I. 8:30 am - 9:30 am

Light breakfast and registration

II. 9:30am

Welcome: Dr. Joel Hellman

III. 9.45-10:30 AM

Opening Keynote: Professor Mark Bassin, Center for Baltic and East European Studies, Södertörn University

IV. 10:15 AM -12:00 PM

Panel One: The Politics of the Eurasian Union

Chair: Ambassador William Courtney, RAND Corporation

Professor Feng Shaolei , East China Normal University

Professor Alexander Cooley, Columbia University

Dr. Vitaly Kozyrev, Endicott College

V. 12:15-1:30 Lunch-Time Keynote

Lunchtime Keynote: Dr. Bobo Lo, Chatham House

VI. 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Panel Two: The Economics of the Eurasian Union

Chair: Dr. Theresa Sabonis-Helf, National War College

Dr. Vadim Grishin, World Bank

Dr. Alexander Libman, Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik

Ed Chow, CSIS

VII. 3:15 PM - 4:45 PM

Panel Three: Is there a Grand Strategy for the Eurasian Union?

Chair: Dr. Angela Stent, Georgetown University

Dr. Vasily Mikheev, IMEMO

Dr. Andrew Kuchins, Georgetown University

Dr. Rakhim Oshakbayev, Vice Minister of Investments and Development of Kazakhstan

Friday, February 5, 2016 at 9:30am to 5:00pm

Georgetown University Hotel and Conference Center, Salon H 3800 Reservoir Road NW, Washington, DC 20007

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Academic Events


Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Center for Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies





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