Mr. Juha Kähkönen, Deputy Director, IMF’s Middle East and Central Asia Department
Mr. Mark Horton, Assistant Director, IMF’s Middle East and Central Asia Department, Division Chief, South Caucasus and Turkmenistan and Mission Chief for Armenia
Mr. Thomas de Waal, Senior Associate, Russia and Eurasia Program
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Dr. S. Frederick Starr, Chair, Central Asia-Caucasus Institute, SAIS, Johns Hopkins University
Wednesday, November 20, 5-7 p.m.
Rome Auditorium, 1st Fl., the Rome Building
SAIS, Johns Hopkins University
1619 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20036
Reception and refreshments, 5-5:30 p.m., program 5:30-7 p.m.
For several years the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute has been delighted to host IMF's leading experts to present their most recent regional economic outlook reports at a CACI Forum. This year, in addition to our regular discussions of the IMF’s most recent report, there will also be a country focus on Armenia. Mr. Juha Kähkönen, Deputy Director in the IMF’s Middle East and Central Asia Department, will present the IMF’s views on recent economic developments and outlook for the Caucasus and Central Asia region, where economic activity has been expanding rapidly but challenges loom in the medium term. Mr. Mark Horton, IMF's Mission Chief for Armenia, will also provide a focus on developments and challenges in Armenia, where the IMF has recently concluded a three-year arrangement. They will be joined by Mr. Thomas de Waal, a Caucasus expert and author of Black Garden: Armenia and Azerbaijan Through Peace and War, Revised and Updated, 2013.
The Central Asia-Caucasus Institute is a primary institution in the United States for the study of the Caucasus, Central Asia and the Caspian Region. The Institute, affiliated with Johns Hopkins University-SAIS, forms part of a Joint Center with the Silk Road Studies Program, affiliated with the Stockholm-based Institute for Security and Development Policy. Additional information about the Joint Center, as well as its several publications series, is available at www.cacianalyst.org.