Program – GUAM: Black and Caspian Sea Cooperation

UA Historical Encounters III:
GUAM: Black and Caspian Sea Cooperation

Date: Dec 4, 2007
Venue: Kimmel Conference Center, New York University, Washington Sq. South


9:00 AM – 9:15 AM [Conference Rooms 905-907]

Opening Remarks

  • Member of the Azerbaijani Representation to the UN

9:15 AM – 10:15 AM [Conference Rooms 905-7]

First Plenary Session:
Cooperative Economic Planning & Development by Member States of GUAM


  • Alexander Motyl (Deputy Director/Division of Global Affairs/Rutgers University)


  • Yuri Sergeyev (Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the United Nations)
  • Taras Kuzio (Research Associate/George Washington University)

10:15 AM – 11:30 AM [Conference Rooms 905-7]

Second Plenary Session:
GUAM as a Means to Greater Global Energy Diversification and Security


  • Adrian Karatnycky (Senior Associate/The Atlantic Council of the United States)


  • Agshin Mehdiyev (Permanent Representative of Azerbaijan to the United Nations
  • F. Steven Larrabee (European Security Chair/RAND Corp.)
  • Margarita Balmaceda (Associate Professor/Whitehead School of Diplomacy/SHU)

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM [Conference Rooms 905-7]

Third Plenary Session:
GUAM as a Vehicle for “Frozen Conflicts” Resolution


  • Joshua Tucker (Associate Professor of Politics/New York University)


  • Irakli Alasania (Permanent Representative of Georgia to the United Nations)
  • Hryhoriy Perepylytsya (Director/Institute for European & Euro-Atlantic Studies/DAUA)

12:30 PM – 1:45 PM [Conference Auditorium 802]

Working Lunch

Theme: GUAM-From the Perspective of Washington


  • Walter Zaryckyj (Executive Director/Center for US-Ukrainian Relations/LAP/NYU)

Noted Guest

  • Eugene Fishel (Special Advisor to the Vice President on National Security Affairs)

1:50 PM – 3:00 PM [Conference Auditorium 802 & Conference Rooms 905-7, Conference Room 903]

Break Out Sessions


  • Chair: Alexander Motyl


  • Chair: Adrian Karatnycky

Gen. Security/War on Terror

  • Chair: Taras Kuzio

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM [Conference Rooms 905-7]

Final Plenary Session:
Contemplating a Specifically “GUAM” Diplomatic Posture on Matters of Regional Import


  • Steven Holmes (Professor of Law/New York University School of Law)


  • Alexei Tulbure (Permanent Representative of Moldova to the United Nations)
  • Viktor Nikitiuk (Deputy Chief of Mission of Ukraine to the United States)

4:00 PM – 4:15 PM [Conference Rooms 905-7]

Closing Remarks

  • Member of the Ukrainian Representation to the UN