Events at USIP

Third Annual U.S. Georgia Strategic Partnership Conference

June 13, 2019

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

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