U.S. Strategic Engagement in the Western Balkans, Aegean, and Turkey during Coronavirus
- Matthew Palmer, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs and Special Representative for the Western Balkans, U.S. Department of State
- Jonathan Katz, Senior Fellow, Frontlines of Democracy initiative, The German Marshall Fund of the United States
- Gordana Delić, Director, Balkan Trust for Democracy, The German Marshall Fund of the United States
- Özgür Ünlühisarcıklı, Director, Ankara Office, The German Marshall Fund of the United States
Please join the German Marshall Fund’s Frontlines of Democracy Initiative, GMF’s Balkans Trust for Democracy, and GMF’s Ankara Office for a timely virtual briefing with U.S. State Department Deputy Assistant Secretary Matthew Palmer focused on United States engagement in the Western Balkans, Turkey, Greece, Cyprus, and the Aegean region. DAS Palmer also serves as the U.S. Special Representative for the Western Balkans. The briefing with DAS Palmer will focus on current political, economic, and security challenges in the Western Balkans and Aegean Region to support partners, including NATO allies, in these regions as they grapple with the immediate and long-term challenges and fallout of the coronavirus. The U.S. State Department, USAID, and other parts of the U.S. government continue to respond to the ongoing threat of the coronavirus while also maintaining a focus on bilateral and regional challenges. We look forward to a conversation with DAS Palmer that will touch on U.S. interests and continued effort to provide support and engage partners during the pandemic crisis. The briefing is also an opportunity to better understand U.S. policy in these regions that face significant new and existing challenges that are impacting local, national, and transatlantic dynamics, including political economic and security relations with Washington, NATO, and the European Union.
Due to concerns about the coronavirus and in order to enable a wider audience to participate in this discussion, we invite you to join us via webinar. You may register by clicking this link.
If you have any questions, please contact John Alexander at [email protected].