The United States Institute of Peace, Embassy of Georgia, and the Heritage Foundation conducted the third annual U.S.-Georgia strategic partnership conference. The conference offered look at how the United States and Georgia can further strengthen the ties between the two nations. It also provided a unique chance for U.S. decision-makers, experts, scholars, and journalists to focus on geopolitical regional trends and challenges, and explore bilateral opportunities from both the regional and international perspective.
Welcoming Remarks, Ms. Nancy Lindborg, President, United States Institute of Peace
Keynote Address, The Honorable Mamuka Bakhtadze, Prime Minister of Georgia
Session 1: Geopolitics and Security: Ensuring Regional Peace and Stability
H.E. David Zalkaliani
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia
Mr. Michael J. Murphy
Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian AffairsDr.
James Jay CarafanoVice President, Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Institute for National Security and Foreign Policy and the E.W. Richardson Fellow, The Heritage Foundation
Mr. Peter Doran, moderator
President and CEO, Center for European Policy Analysis
Session 2: Trade and Commerce: Regional Hub for Growth
Mr. Alexander Benard
Co-Head of Cerberus Frontier and Senior Managing Director, Cerberus (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
Ms. Cynthia Huger
Vice President, Administration and Finance and Agency Head, The Millennium Challenge Corporation
H.E. Natia Turnava
Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia
Mr. Anthony Kim, moderator
Research Manager and Editor of the Index of Economic Freedom, The Heritage Foundation