Posted by: mulrickillion | October 31, 2011

Central Asia, Afghanistan and the New Silk Road Conference – Live Webcast Available



Central Asia, Afghanistan
and the New Silk Road:

Political, Economic and Security Challenges

Monday, November 14, 2011
9:00 A.M.
4:00 P.M.

The University Club of Washington, D.C.
1135 Sixteenth Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20036

The Jamestown Foundation cordially invites you to attend a conference highlighting the challenges to Central Asia, U.S. strategic interests in the region, the state of regional cooperation, and the need for a long-term strategy for regional security, economic development, and conflict resolution. Participants will exchange views on security and economic development problems, including the threats that stem from Afghanistan and the impact of the U.S. military withdrawal; potential political instability and ethnic tensions; water management and energy security; unstable, weak and fractured states; and insufficient transportation and infrastructure development.

*This event is free and open to the public.
To attend, please register by
clicking here

**We kindly request that all attendees register by Thursday, Nov. 10.
streaming webcast of the conference will be available on Thursday, Nov. 14.



8:30 A.M. – 9:00 A.M.



Glen E. Howard

President, The Jamestown Foundation


Opening Keynote:

9:00 A.M. – 9:45 A.M.

S. Frederick Starr

Chairman, Central Asia-Caucasus Institute

“A Strategy for Central Asia after the U.S. Military Withdrawal from Afghanistan”

Q & A


Panel One:

Challenges to Security in Central Asia

9:45 A.M. – 11:15 A.M.

Roger Kangas (invited)

National Defense University

“Regional Security Threats and Potential Conflicts”

Stephen Blank

U.S. Army War College

“The International Players in Central Asia”

Paul Goble

Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy

“Security and Political Development”

Birgit Brauer

Jamestown Foundation

“Security and Economic Development”

Thomas Crisman

University of South Florida

“Water Security and Climate Change”

Q & A


Coffee Break

11:15 A.M. – 11:30 A.M.


Panel Two:

Economic Development and Infrastructure

11:30 A.M. – 1:00 P.M.

Ambassador William Courtney

Former Ambassador to Kazakhstan

“The Need for Coherent Long-term Security and Integration Strategy for Wider Central Asia”

Martine-Sophie Fouvez

United Nations Economic Commission for Europe

“Transportation Networks: The New Silk Road”

Melanie Nakagawa

U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee

“Water Management: Avoiding Conflict”

Vladimir Socor

Jamestown Foundation

“Energy Corridors and Energy Security”

Q & A


Luncheon Keynotes and Discussion

1:00 P.M. – 2:15 P.M.

Leif Rosenberger

Economic Advisor, U.S. Central Command

“U.S. Policy on Central Asia and the New Silk Road Initiative”


Panel Three:

Major Challenges to Regional Cooperation and Economic Development – Views from the Central Asian Countries

2:15 P.M. – 3:45 PM

Chair: Ambassador John Ordway

Former U.S. Ambassador to Kazakhstan

Ambassador Erlan Idrissov

Ambassador of Kazakhstan

Ambassador Muktar Djumaliev

Ambassador of Kyrgyzstan

Alessandro Pio

Asian Development Bank

Ambassadors of Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan (invited)

Representative of the World Bank (invited)

Q & A


Concluding Remarks

3:45 P.M.

*To register for the free November 14 conference please visit our Registration Website.
**To view a live online feed of the conference, direct your browser here on the day of the event.



  1. New released books about Central Asia & Iran. Culture, Sociology, History and classical Music.
    More detail at ( Google ) or assari. Persian (in English)
    Dear, Madam, Sirs,
    As a publisher, we wish to take this opportunity to inform you, Publishing our latest books about Central Asia & Iran. Culture, History, and classical Music, such as:
    __ The end of Painful Iranian Kings (centuries BC. Till today ) (25 Chapters)

    __Trick of Vocal & Play the Iranian music (the situation of Music & Poet in the Iranian life ).

    __Iranian National Music Identity & Instruments ( from the beginning till today ) (27 Chapters).

    __ Memory of Iranian Master Composers & Singers.

    Recognition of The Iranian Classical Music.

    Sincerely Yours,
    Dehkhoda & Pelk Publisher

    For More detail please check our web as follow:

  2. Thank you for the update, and your book does sounds interesting.

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