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“Transatlantic Anniversaries: Legacies and Unfinished Business.”

The editor-in-chief of eCCO Magazine received an invitation to the Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA) Forum on September 23, 2019. The editor-in-chief of eCCO Magazine would like to draw attention to the event.The editor-in-chief of eCCO Magazine received an invitation to the Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA) Forum on September 23, 2019. The editor-in-chief of eCCO Magazine would like to draw attention to the event.

 

 

INVITATION: CEPA Forum 2019

Transatlantic Anniversaries: Legacies and Unfinished Business

 

This year the CEPA Forum will commemorate a unique alignment of anniversaries. From 1949 with the founding of NATO to 1989 with the fall of communism and the first wave of NATO enlargement in 1999, the transatlantic community is celebrating an arc of incredible transformation. This legacy remains unfinished. It is a task made more urgent by the return of Great Power competition and the rise of resurgent or restive nations. Join us in Washington, DC as we celebrate the lessons of the past and examine shared priorities for a safer and more secure future.

 

The invitation:

I am reaching out to you from my new position as the Executive Vice President of the Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA) to invite you to this year's CEPA Forum. As you may know, having finished my mission as Ambassador of Hungary to the United States, I was invited to join the CEPA Team. It is my special honor and pleasure to serve in this position, as I have long viewed CEPA as the leading Washington think-tank focused on Central Europe-U.S. relations. As an Atlanticist who has worked on the many aspects of Central European strategic cooperation, I could not have joined a better organization to continue my 30 years of commitment to strengthening transatlantic ties between my country, my region, and the United States.

It is a goal that I believe I share with you. That is why I would like to take this opportunity to present a special invitation to you. CEPA’s annual conference, the CEPA Forum, is the single largest gathering of Central and Eastern Europe officials, experts, and business organizations in the United States. Leading CEE and Washington policymakers attend and pay attention.

The theme of the 11th CEPA Forum is “Transatlantic Anniversaries: Legacies and Unfinished Business.” The event will take place on Monday, September 23, 2019 in Washington, DC.

This year’s Forum is organized under the auspices of the Czech Presidency of the Visegrád Group. Discussion topics will include the challenges facing Alliance cohesion, strategic competition in the European theater, new opportunities to increase energy security, and the future of warfare.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Czech Ambassador-at-Large for Energy Security Václav Bartuška
  • Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz
  • U.S. Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Kent Logsdon
  • Czech Minister of Foreign Affairs Tomáš Petříček
  • Latvian Minister of Foreign Affairs Edgars Rinkēvičs
  • U.S. Under Secretary of Defense John Rood
  • Hungarian Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó
  • McCain Institute Executive Director Kurt Volker
  • U.S. Deputy Commanding General, Army Futures Command / Director, Futures and Concepts Center LTG Eric Wesley
  • CEPA President Peter B. Doran
  • CEPA Pershing Chair in Strategic Studies LTG (Ret.) Ben Hodges
  • CEPA Senior Vice President Edward Lucas
  • CEPA Fellow-in-Residence and U.S.-Romania Program Director Corina Rebegea
  • CEPA Executive Vice President Réka Szemerkényi

The CEPA Forum is a cornerstone of CEPA’s mission to promote an economically vibrant, strategically secure, and politically free Europe with close and enduring ties to the United States. Since it was founded in 2005, CEPA has worked to strengthen the bonds of Atlanticism between the United States and Europe, bolster the human relationships that sustain these linkages, and equip transatlantic policymakers for confronting the global challenges of the 21st century. With the Forum's 11th convening, CEPA will continue to advance a stronger and more stable transatlantic alliance.

I look forward to seeing you at the CEPA Forum. In the meantime, follow us on cepaforum.org! 

Réka Szemerkényi
Executive Vice President
The Center for European Policy Analysis

 

The CEPA Forum will be held at the Mayflower Hotel (1127 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC) on September 23, 2019. 

 

 

Source: Cepaforum