Welcome and Introduction:

Mr. Damon Wilson
Executive Vice President
Atlantic Council

Keynote Address:

The Hon. Amy Klobuchar
US Senator for Minnesota
US Senate

H.E. President Giorgi Margvelashvili
Republic of Georgia

Panel Discussion:

Ms. Alexandra Hall Hall
Former Ambassador to Georgia; Senior Fellow, Eurasia Center
UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office; Atlantic Council

Ambassador Paula Dobriansky 
Senior Fellow, The Future of Diplomacy Project, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
Harvard Kennedy School

Ambassador Kenneth Yalowitz
Director, Conflict Resolution Program, Department of Government; Global Fellow, Kennan Institute
Georgetown University; Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

Moderated by:
Mr. Kenneth Wollack
National Democratic Institute

Please join the Atlantic Council and the National Democratic Institute on Thursday, March 15, 2018 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Rayburn House Office Building (45 Independence Ave SW, Washington, DC 20515, Room 2167, Transportation & Infrastructure Committee Room) for a discussion on the importance of Georgia's path forward and the US-Georgia partnership for transatlantic security.

Since emerging from the Soviet Union as an independent state in 1991, Georgia has struggled to maintain its sovereignty in the face of separatist movements and military incursion from Russia. Still, the country has taken steps toward political reform and improved relations with Europe, the United States, and international bodies like the European Union and NATO. Georgia, together with Ukraine and the Republic of Moldova, were "captive nations" of the former Soviet Union; today, the three countries are still held hostage by Russian interference with their territorial integrity. As Georgia continues to work internally and externally to strengthen its ties to the West, Western powers must also do their part in forming partnerships with states in the region.

We hope you can join us for this timely discussion.
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