Vladimir Socor to speak on South Ossetia Crisis, NATO summit

Washington, DC — For Immediate Release

The Jamestown Foundation is pleased to announce that senior fellow Vladimir Socor will be speaking at two events while he is visiting the Washington D.C. area. Mr. Socor, a long-time specialist on the former-Soviet Union, is a regular contributor to Jamestown’s Eurasia Daily Monitor and has a bi-weekly op-ed column in The Wall Street Journal Europe.

The first event, a luncheon sponsored by The Jamestown Foundation, is titled “The Crisis in South Ossetia: A Test of Russia’s Conduct” and will feature Mr. Socor as he addresses U.S. policy options in the Caucasus regarding settlement of the conflict. The event will include a commentary by Ms. Zyeno Baran, Director of International Security and Energy Programs at the Nixon Center. The luncheon will be on Wednesday, July 14 from 12:00 P.M. – 2:00 P.M., 1779 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Choate Room, 1st floor.

On Thursday, July 15 from 5:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M., Mr. Socor will speak at the W.P. Carey Forum, sponsored by Central Asia-Caucasus Institute and The Jamestown Foundation. In his speech, titled “The NATO Summit: Impact on the Caucasus”, Mr. Socor will discuss the results of the Istanbul summit and the trans-Atlantic alliance’s failure to address security needs in the former-Soviet space. The event will be held in the SAIS Rome Building, Room 806, 1619 Massachusetts Ave., NW.

To RSVP to either of these events, please contact Mike Bradow at (202) 364-5755, by fax at (202) 483-8337, or by email bradow@jamestown.org.

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