Cyprus and the EU Presidency: Institutional, Political, Strategic and Economic Challenges
Wednesday, July 18, 2012 The Capital Hilton Hotel • Washington DC
9:30 a.m. - Coffee and Registration
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. - Policy Forum Opening
Nick Larigakis, President, American Hellenic Institute
Moderator: Paul Glastris, Editor in Chief, The Washington Monthly
How Cyprus evolved from 1974 to what it is today. Professor Van Coufoudakis, Rector Emeritus, University of Nicosia; Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences, Indiana University-Purdue University and AHIF Fellow
The Cyprus Presidency: What it means for the EU, its role and responsibilities amid the EU crisis. Antonio de Lecea, Minister for Economic and Financial issues, Delegation of the EU to the U.S.
The Geostrategic Importance of the Region vis-à-vis the Cyprus EU presidency.
Ambassador Kurt Volker, Managing Director and Senior Fellow, Center for Transatlantic Relations, SAIS - Johns Hopkins University; Executive Director, McCain Institute for International Leadership, Arizona State University and former U.S. Ambassador to NATO.
Q & A Response Ambassador Pavlos Anastasiades, Ambassador of Cyprus to the U.S.