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June 6: A Discussion of the EU, the US, and the Caucausus

A lunch and policy roundtable by Jörg Himmelreich, Transatlantic Fellow at the German Marshall Fund sponsored by the Sagamore Institue, the American Council on Germany, and Indiana University Russian and East European Institute

When: Monday June 6, 1:00-2:30 PM

Where: Sagamore Institute for Policy Research (340 W. Michigan Street Indianapolis) Third Floor Conference Room

Americans were recently reminded of the importance and sensitive nature of the Caucasus region, thanks to President George W. Bush’s politically charged visit to Georgia earlier this month—the first by a U.S. president. Bush’s trip serves as the ideal backdrop for a Policy Roundtable with Dr. Jörg Himmelreich, a transatlantic fellow at the German Marshall Fund in Washington, D.C., where he is examining the respective policies of the United States, the European Union, and Russia toward the Caucasus. He is also exploring opportunities for U.S.-EU cooperation in the region. Dr. Himmelreich previously served at the German Foreign Office, where he worked as a policy planner in 2004. In that capacity, he analyzed political developments in Russia, the Black Sea Region, the Caucasus, and Ukraine and developed proposals for German and EU policies in these regions. Prior to his stint at the Foreign Office, Dr. Himmelreich worked with the DaimlerChrysler Board of Management, where he focused on political and economic relations in Russia, Central Asia and Eastern Europe and convened meetings of heads of state from these areas. He previously served as director of investment banking for media and communications for the London office of European commercial bank WestLB. He established and directed the bank’s Moscow subsidiary from 1996 to 2000. Dr. Himmelreich has also held appointments as head of privatization of the construction industry at the Federal German Trust Agency, as junior professor at the Institute for Public Law at the Free University of Berlin, and as assistant to the Berlin Court of Appeals.

There will be a $20 charge for this program, although it is complimentary for members of the SIPR Founders’ Club and ACG members. Please RSVP to maureen@sipr.org by June 1 (acceptances only). Call Maureen Lee at 317-472-2050 (ext. 305) with any questions.

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