MOLIM VAS PROSLEDITE na svoje meilliste i pojedince. Bilo bi dobro da na konferenciju dodju svi zaniteresovani za resavanje krize na Kosmetu i Balkanu, kongresni staferi, studenti, birokrati, diplomati, profesori.
The Lord Byron Foundation for Balkan Studies and The American Council for Kosovo invite you to a conference
KOSOVO: A PREVENTABLE DISASTER CAN AMERICA STEP BACK FROM THE BRINK?
Tuesday, October 23, 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
CAPITOL HILL CLUB
300 First Street SE, Washington D.C. 20003
Arrival and registration beginning at 8:30 AM. (The Club is directly opposite Capitol South Metro Station)
A major security issue facing the United States today is the future of the Serbian province of Kosovo and Metohija. The U.S. has a decisive say in its future, and our policies will impact our relations with Europe and Russia, our ability to fight Islamic terrorism, and our credibility as the upholder of international legality and stability. As Iraq has shown, it is necessary to prevent predictable mistakes before they turn into costly disasters. The goal of the conference is to provide a comprehensive diagnosis of the problem of Kosovo, and to recommend workable and legal solutions.
No cost to attendees, lunch provided.
You are also cordially invited to the reception to mark the Conference:
CAPITOL HILL CLUB
Monday, October 22, 6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
For all information please contact Lisa Frick (202) 626-6625 LFrick@ssd.com
KOSOVO: A PREVENTABLE DISASTER CONFERENCE PROGRAM
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
The Eisenhower Room, Capitol Hill Club, Washington D.C.
First Session (9:00 – 10:30): DEFINING THE PROBLEM
Chair: Srdja Trifkovic
Ambassador James Bissett
KOSOVO AND THE WESTPHALIAN ORDER
Professor Steven Meyer
KOSOVO REPORT CARD UPDATED
U.S. KOSOVO POLICY: MOTIVES, METHODS, CONSEQUENCES
Second Session (10:45 – 12:15): KOSOVO AND GLOBAL SECURITY
Chair: Cliff Kincaid
Professor John Schindler
BOSNIA II? THE BALKANS AND THE WAR ON TERRORISM
ANOTHER FAILED STATE IN THE MAKING?
KOSOVO AND GLOBAL JIHAD
LUNCH 12:15 – 1:15
Address by a ranking member of the Congressional Serbian Caucus t.b.a.
Third Session (1:15 – 2:45): GEOPOLITICAL CONSIDERATIONS
Chair: James Jatras
KOSOVO AND RE-EMERGENCE OF A MULTIPOLAR WORLD
KOSOVO AND AMERICAN GLOBAL STRATEGY
LIES, DAMN LIES, AND U.S. KOSOVO POLICIES
Final Session: (3:00 – 4:30): CAN DISASTER BE AVOIDED?
OPEN FORUM DISCUSSION – Chair: Ambassador James Bissett
Closing remarks by Doug Bandow
UNILATERAL RECOGNITION: RISKS AND CONSEQUENCES P A N E L I S T S
Ambassador James Bissett is Chairman of The Lord Byron Foundation, former head of Canada’s Immigration Service, and former Canadian Ambassador to Yugoslavia
Dr. Doug Bandow is world affairs commentator, author (most recently) of Foreign Follies: America’s New Global Empire and former special assistant to President Reagan
David Binder is former New York Times correspondent in Yugoslavia and the paper’s former Washington D.C. Bureau Chief
Dr. Nikolas Gvosdev is Editor of The National Interest, a senior fellow at The Nixon Center, adjunct professor at Georgetown University and George Washington University
James Jatras is Director of The American Council for Kosovo, former Foreign Service officer and former senior analyst with the U.S. Senate Republican Policy Committee
Cliff Kincaid is President of America’s Survival, Editor of Accuracy in Media Report, and author (most recently) of The Hijacking of American Foreign Policy
Dr. Steven Meyer is Professor of Political Science at the Industrial College of the Armed Forces, National Defense University
Dr. John Schindler is Professor of Strategy at the Naval War College and the author of Unholy Terror: Bosnia, Al-Qaeda and the Rise of Global Jihad
Dr. Srdja Trifkovic is the author (most recently) of Defeating Jihad, and foreign-affairs editor of Chronicles: A Magazine of American Culture
Bill Warner is Director of the Center for the Study of Political Islam and author of numerous articles on the subject of Jihad
(NB: The opinions expressed by Professors Meyer and Schindler are their own, and do not reflect the views of the U.S. government or the Department of Defense. )
The Lord Byron Foundation for Balkan Studies was founded by the late Sir Alfred Sherman in 1994 as a non-partisan research institute devoted to studying the Balkan Peninsula in all its aspects. The Foundation’s research, publications and conferences are designed to correct the current trend of public commentary which tends not to understand events but to construct a propagandistic version of Balkan rivalries. The work of the Foundation is based on the acceptance that the cause of peace, stability and tolerance in a troubled region can never be advanced by misrepresentation and by mendacity that characterizes current U.S. policy in the region.
The American Council for Kosovo is a U.S. nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting a better American understanding of the Serbian province of Kosovo and Metohija and of the critical American stake in the province’s future. The Council’s mission is to make accurate information and analysis about Kosovo available to officials of the U.S. Government; to think tanks, media, NGOs, and advocacy organizations; and to the general public. (The American Council for Kosovo is an activity of Squire Sanders Public Advocacy, LLC, and Global Strategic Communications Group, which are registered under the Foreign Agents Registration Act as agents for the Serbian National Council of Kosovo and Metohija. Additional information with respect to this matter is on file with the Foreign Agents Registration Unit of the Department of Justice in Washington DC.)