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Europe Whole and Free? The Future of the OSCE

Woodrow Wilson Center Event Marking the 30th Anniversary of the Charter of Paris for a New Europe in cooperation with the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (U.S. Helsinki Commission)

Date & Time

Nov. 20, 2020
10:30am – 12:00pm ET


Woodrow Wilson Center Event Marking the 30th Anniversary of the Charter of Paris for a New Europe in cooperation with the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (U.S. Helsinki Commission)

November 20th marks the 30th anniversary of the Charter of Paris for a New Europe; the political agreement among 34 North American and European countries that essentially ended the Cold War. It was signed under the auspices of the CSCE and gave birth to its successor, the OSCE.
Three decades later, freedom is still elusive for many; the continent is not fully at peace, and Europe is again wracked by divisions, in part exemplified by the current leadership crisis at the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE).
What are the prospects for Europe becoming more whole, free, and at peace? What is the future of the OSCE, and what is the role and responsibility of the United States?
Join us for a discussion of these issues with Senator Cardin, Congressman Aderholt, and leading commentators on European security and cooperation.

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Global Europe Program

The Global Europe Program addresses vital issues affecting the European continent, U.S.-European relations, and Europe’s ties with the rest of the world. We investigate European approaches to critical global issues: digital transformation, climate, migration, global governance. We also examine Europe’s relations with Russia and Eurasia, China and the Indo-Pacific, the Middle East and Africa. Our program activities cover a wide range of topics, from the role of NATO, the European Union and the OSCE to European energy security, trade disputes, challenges to democracy, and counter-terrorism. The Global Europe Program’s staff, scholars-in-residence, and Global Fellows participate in seminars, policy study groups, and international conferences to provide analytical recommendations to policy makers and the media.  Read more

Kennan Institute

The Kennan Institute is the premier U.S. center for advanced research on Russia and Eurasia and the oldest and largest regional program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. The Kennan Institute is committed to improving American understanding of Russia, Ukraine, Central Asia, the Caucasus, and the surrounding region though research and exchange.  Read more

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