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An Assessment of the Decade of US, EU and UN Peacekeeping in the Balkans

Staff-prepared summary of the East European Studies discussion with A. Ross Johnson, consultant with RFE/RL; and Misha Glenny, noted freelance journalist and author, and former BBC correspondent.

NATO and the EU: The Institutional and Policy Challenges for Euro-Atlantic Organizations and Northeastern and Southeastern Europe

Tentative Agenda

8:45 - 9:00

Martin Sletzinger, East European Studies, Woodrow Wilson Center
Samuel Wells, West European Studies, Woodrow Wilson Center
James Henderson, Stanley Foundation

Bulgaria and the EU

Staff-prepared summary of the East European Studies discussion with John Lampe, the Chair and a Professor of History at the University of Maryland, MD.

Dr. Lampe emphasized the importance of Bulgaria's successful integration into Europe for the region and argued that Bulgaria has the potential to be the model for its neighbors in Southeast Europe. He expressed an optimistic outlook on Bulgaria's future and noted that it is in the country's national interest to concentrate on meeting NATO's and the EU's conditions for membership.

The EU's Eastern Enlargement: State-Building or Empire-Building?

Summary of the East European Studies discussion with Arista Cirtautas, a Visiting Fellow at the Center of International Studies at Princeton University and an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Virginia, VA.

EU Enlargement and Environmental Quality in Central and Eastern Europe

European Union (EU) accession is no longer a question of if but when for the countries of Eastern and Central Europe. But accession has required these countries to adopt wholesale European regulations on a broad number of topics, including environmental standards and protection. This day-long conference explored the potential effects EU enlargement might have on national and EU environmental quality and policies.

The East European Economies Before EU Enlargement

Summary of the East European Studies meeting with Keith Crane, Research Director for PlanEcon and Editor of PlanEcon Trade and Finance Reviews.

New Borders and Old Neighbors in Europe

Summary of the East European Studies meeting with Elena Jileva, a Doctoral Candidate at the University of Sussex, UK, and a WWC-OSI International Junior Public Policy Scholar

The Transatlantic Relationship and the New Global Agenda

Summary of remarks by His Excellency Wolfgang Ischinger, ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to the United States

Western Balkans into the European Union website