Alumni Conference and CAMCA Regional Forum in Tbilisi, Georgia, June 16-21, 2016 

Alumni Conference and CAMCA Regional Forum in Tbilisi, Georgia, June 16-21, 2016 

Alumni Conference and CAMCA Regional Forum in Tbilisi, Georgia, June 16-21, 2016 

 

Thursday, June 16  
15:00-15:45 Meeting with National Coordinators

15:30-18:00 Networking Reception for the Rumsfeld Fellows 

LOCATION: Writers’ House Café Litera

Friday, June 17 – ALUMNI CONFERENCE  

10:00- 11:30 Visit and Tour of the Tbilisi Justice House (Public Service Center)

Welcoming/introductory Remarks

Ms. Thea Tsulukiani, Minister of Justice of Georgia

LOCATION: Tbilisi Justice House

12:00- 13:30 Luncheon

Keynote Address - Present Day Georgia: Achievements and Challenges

H.E. David Usupashvili, Speaker of the Parliament of Georgia

 

Introduction

Mr. Giorgi Volski, Member of the Parliament and Chairman of “The Georgian Dream” Faction 

 

LOCATION: Courtyard Marriott Grand Ballroom

 

13:30-14:45 Presentation - Georgia and the Region's European Aspirations: Building the Future on a Vibrant Past

Prof. David Lortkipanidze, General Director of the National Museum of Georgia

 

Introduction

Dr. Mamuka Tsereteli, Research Director, Central Asia-Caucasus Institute, Johns Hopkins SAIS

 

LOCATION: Courtyard Marriott Grand Ballroom

 

15:00-17:00 Visit to the National Museum of Georgia

 

19:00-21:00 Welcoming Reception 

Hosted by H.E. Giorgi Margvelashvili, President of Georgia 

 

LOCATION: Presidential Palace

 

Saturday, June 18 – CAMCA REGIONAL FORUM  

 

07:45-08:45 Breakfast and Registration

LOCATION: ROOMS Hotel Restaurant

 

09:00-09:15 Official opening of the 2016 CAMCA Regional Forum

 

Welcoming Remarks

Hon. Donald Rumsfeld, President, Rumsfeld Foundation

Ms. Aziza Umarova, Rumsfeld Fellow Spring 2009, Uzbekistan

 

LOCATION: ROOMS Hotel GARDEN

 

09:15-09:45 Keynote Address

H.E. Giorgi Kvirikashvili, Prime Minister of Georgia 

 

Introduction

Mr. Giorgi Pertaia, Director, Invest in Georgia, Rumsfeld Fellow Fall 2015 

 

09:45-10:00 Centrifugal and Centripetal Trends in the CAMCA Region

Dr. Frederick Starr, Chairman, Central Asia-Caucasus Institute, Johns Hopkins SAIS

 

10:00-10:30 NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK

 

10:30-12:00 Plenary Session 1 - CAMCA’s Changing Geopolitical Landscape: New Actors, Alignments, and Strategic Options

 

Moderator

Hon. Enders Wimbush, Principal, StrateVarious LLC; Distinguished Senior Fellow, The Jamestown Foundation

 

Speakers

Dr. James MacDougall, Professor of National Security Strategy, National War College

Dr. Svante Cornell, Director, Central Asia-Caucasus Institute, Johns Hopkins SAIS

Amb. Zalmay Khalilzad, President, Gryphon Partners

Mr. Alex Vatanka, Senior Fellow, Middle East Institute

Prof. Gulshan Sachdeva, Director, Europe Area Studies Program, Jawaharlal Nehru University

Dr. Daniel Twining, Director and Senior Fellow, Asia, German Marshall Fund 

 

LOCATION: ROOMS Hotel GARDEN

 

 

 

12:30-13:45 Luncheon Keynote Address

 

 [Topic TBD] 

Ambassador James Woolsey, Chairman, Foundation for Defense of Democracies 

 

Introduction

Hon. Donald Rumsfeld, President, Rumsfeld Foundation

 

LOCATION: ROOMS Hotel GARDEN 

 

14:00-15:30 Plenary Session 2 - Current Global Economic Trends: Implications for CAMCA Countries

 

Moderator

Dr. Johannes Linn, Senior Fellow, The Brookings Institution

 

Speakers

Mr. Farrukh Irnazarov, Co-Founder and Country Director at the Central Asian Development Institute, Rumsfeld Fellow Spring 2012, Uzbekistan 

Mr. Azim Sadikov, Resident Representative of IMF in Georgia

Mr. Rakhim Oshakbayev, Member of the Board of Trustees of the Center of Applied Research "TALAP", Rumsfeld Fellow Spring 2016, Kazakhstan

Dr. Mamuka Tsereteli, Research Director, Central Asia-Caucasus Institute, Johns Hopkins SAIS

 

LOCATION: ROOMS Hotel GARDEN

 

15:30-16:00 NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK

 

16:00-17:30 Panel Discussion 1 - Ideas and Influences: CAMCA’s Challenges and Opportunities

 

Moderator

Dr. Stephen Cambone, Member of the Board of Directors, Rumsfeld Foundation

 

Speakers

Amb. Alberto Fernandez, Vice President, Middle East Media Research Institute

Mr. Eric Brown, Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute

Mr. Mitchell Barak, Founder, KEEVOON Global Research

TBD

 

LOCATION: ROOMS Hotel Conference Room 1

 

 

16:00-17:00 Panel Discussion 2 - Boosting Investment in CAMCA: Understanding the Opportunities

 

Format TBD

 

LOCATION: ROOMS Hotel Conference Room 2

 

17:00-18:30 Networking Business Reception 

 

LOCATION: ROOMS Hotel TBD

 

19:30-22:00 Dinner 

 

LOCATION: Restaurant BOHEMA

 

Sunday, June 19 – CAMCA REGIONAL FORUM 

 

08:00-08:45 Breakfast

 

LOCATION: ROOMS Hotel Restaurant

 

09:00-10:30 Plenary Session 3 - CAMCA and East-West Transport and Transit Corridor

 

Moderator

Dr. Frederick Starr, Chairman, Central Asia-Caucasus Institute, SAIS, JHU

 

Speakers

Ms. Mariam Valishvili, Deputy Minister of Energy of Georgia 

Dr. Vitaliy Baylarbayov, Deputy Vice President for Investments and Marketing, SOCAR

Mr. Wahidullah Waissi, Director-General for Economic Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Afghanistan, Rumsfeld Fellows Fall 2014

Prof. Gulshan Sachdeva, Director, Europe Area Studies Program, Jawaharlal Nehru University

Mr. Rassul Rysmambetov, Co-founder and Director, Foundation Financial Freedon, Kazakhstan 

 

LOCATION: ROOMS Hotel GARDEN

 

10:30-11:00 NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK

 

11:00-12:00 A Conversation with Donald Rumsfeld and Frank Luntz

 

Speakers

Hon. Donald Rumsfeld, President, Rumsfeld Foundation 

Mr. Frank Luntz, Founder and President, Luntz Global

 

LOCATION: ROOMS Hotel GARDEN

 

12:15-13:30 Luncheon Keynote Address

 

The Wider Black Sea-Caspian Region in the Euro-Atlantic Security Paradigm

Ms. Tinatin Khidasheli, Minister of Defense of Georgia

Introduction

Mr. David Nardaia, Rumsfeld Fellow, Fall 2013

 

LOCATION: ROOMS Hotel GARDEN

 

14:00-17:00 Sightseeing tour of TBILISI and MTSKHETA

 

19:00-22:00 Closing Dinner of the 2016 CAMCA Regional Forum 

 

Closing Remarks

H.E. Giorgi Kvirikashvili, Prime Minister of Georgia 

Hon. Ian Kelly, Ambassador of the United States to Georgia

Hon. Donald Rumsfeld, President, Rumsfeld Foundation

 

LOCATION: Restaurant FUNICULAR

 

Monday, June 20 – TRIP TO KAZBEGI, PLANNING SESSION  

 

07:00-09:30 Trip to Kazbegi (Approx. 2.5 hours from Tbilisi)

 

10:00-12:00 Wrap-Up Meeting (Fellows and Staff Only)

 

10:00- 10:30Brainstorming/Planning Session on Lessons Learned and Next Steps

 

10:45- 12:00Presentations on Proposed Initiatives for the CAMCA Network

 

LOCATION: ROOMS Hotel Kazbegi

 

12:30-14:00 Luncheon

 

14:00-18:00 Sightseeing in Kazbegi

 

18:00-21:00 Return of participants to Tbilisi

 

(Optional) Tuesday, June 21 Wine-tasting tour to Kakheti 

 

Approx. 2 hours from Tbilisi- Final destination is a dinner at Chateau Mere in Kakheti with two additional stops on the way.

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