February 1, 2008, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM - Hudson Institute, Washington, D.C. Headquarters
ALLIES AND ENERGY:
Featuring a keynote address by
RADOSLAW SIKORSKI, Foreign Minister of the Republic of Poland
Friday, February 1, 2008
8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Over the past decade, Poland has emerged as a key European ally of the United States. Although this partnership extends across many issues, energy security is of particular interest to both countries. This event will examine the role that transatlantic cooperation—particularly between Poland and the United States—can play in enhancing Europe's energy security. Speakers will address how existing frameworks of cooperation like NATO can be bolstered to address European energy security concerns.
Following introductory remarks by Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski, the event featured two panels. The first approached the Poland-US energy security partnership from a broader perspective, focusing on transatlantic-level challenges. The second dove more deeply into the energy security situation of the Baltic region, covering the latest developments on energy diversification, regional cooperation, and infrastructure projects. The second panel also discussed means of elevating Eastern/Central European energy issues to EU-level concerns.
8:30 – 9:00: Breakfast buffet
9:00 – 9:30: Introduction and Keynote
Kenneth Weinstein, CEO, Hudson Institute
Radoslaw Sikorski, Foreign Minister of the Republic of Poland
9:30 – 10:45: Panel I – Transatlantic Cooperation
Moderated by: John O'Sullivan, Director, Center for European Studies, Hudson Institute
Panelists: Robert Kupiecki, Director, Department of Security Policy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Kurt Volker, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs
10:45 – 11:00: Coffee break
11:00 – 12:00: Panel II – Energy Security: Poland, and the Baltic Sea Region
Moderated by: Zeyno Baran, Director, Center for Eurasian Policy, Hudson Institute
Panelists: Grzegorz Gawin, Deputy Director, Department of Foreign Economic Policy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Matthew Bryza, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs
This on-the-record, by-invitation-only meeting took place at Hudson Institute, located at 1015 15th St, NW, 6th Floor, Washington, DC. For more information, please email Rob Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (202) 292-5961.
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