From Warsaw to Bucharest: The Way Forward for the Three Seas Initiative
This event will be livestreamed on gmfus.org. To RSVP, please contact Sophie Arts at email@example.com.
The Three Seas Initiative is a groundbreaking effort to strengthen infrastructure networks in Central Europe in the fields of energy, transport, trade, telecommunications, and digital technology. Ahead of this fall’s Three Seas Summit in Romania, The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) and the Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM) are pleased to invite you to participate in a one-day conference at GMF's Washington, DC office that will bring together a group of political leaders, government officials, and experts. A thematic agenda can be found here.
The conference will provide a platform for debates on key policy issues. Following a key note address by Polish Minister of Entrepreneurship and Technology Jadwiga Emilewicz, the first panel of the day will discuss the strategic bond between Central Europe and the United States and explore shared interests and opportunities to deepen cooperation between the two regions. This will be followed by a panel discussion that delves deeper into the important role of transatlantic energy cooperation. The final panel of the day will zero in on the Three Seas region to discuss policies focused on strengthening connectivity and infrastructure networks.
- Derek Chollet, Executive Vice President and Senior Advisor for Security and Defense Policy, The German Marshall Fund of the United States
- Sławomir Dębski, Director, Polish Institute of International Affairs
- Ian Brzezinski, Resident Senior Fellow, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security, Atlantic Council
- Jadwiga Emilewicz, Minister of Entrepreneurship and Technology, Poland
- Jamie Fly, Senior Fellow and Director, Future of Geopolitics, Asia Program, The German Marshall Fund of the United States
- Douglas Hengel, Senior Fellow, The German Marshall Fund of the United States
- Marek Magierowski, Undersecretary of State, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Poland
- Sandra Oudkirk, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Energy Resources, U.S. Department of State
- Julianna Orbán Máté, Director, European Grouping of Territorial Cooperation Via Carpatia
- Margarita Šešelgytė, Institute of International Relations and Political Science, Vilnius University
- Amb. Reka Szemerkényi, Executive Vice President, Center for European Policy Analysis
- Amb. Stefan Tinca, Political Director, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Romania
Additional senior level speakers will be announced in the coming weeks