Central Asia-Caucasus Institute
“The Impact of Events in the Arab World on Central Asia, the Caucasus, and Turkey ”
April 18, 2011
The Central Asia-Caucasus Institute at SAIS, Johns Hopkins University, invites you to a Forum:
"The Impact of Events in the Arab World on Central Asia, the Caucasus and Turkey ”
Anthony Bowyer, Program Manager, Caucasus and Central Asia, International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES)
Ambassador John E. Herbst, Director, Center for Complex Operations, (CCO), Institute for National Strategic Studies, National Defense University
Halil M. Karaveli, Senior Fellow, Central Asia-Caucasus Institute & Silk Road Studies Program Joint Center; Managing Editor, the Turkey Analyst
Ambassador Ross L. Wilson, Director, Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center, the Atlantic Council; Professor, George Washington University.
Monday, April 11, 2011, 5-7 p.m.
Rome Auditorium, 1st Fl., the Rome Building
SAIS, Johns Hopkins University
1619 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20036
Among the many consequences of the upheavals that began in Tunisia and Egypt has been a dramatic rebirth of domino theories. First applied to other Arab countries, they are now being discussed with respect to countries further afield, including Central Asia, the Caucasus and Turkey. What are the arguments for and against such a hypothesis as it applies to the countries of these regions,, and how will it affect their foreign policies? What evidence has emerged in these countries in support of both the pro and con sides of the argument? What, if anything, is likely to occur, where, why, and how? How are regional states and publics responding to the Arab events and what is the likely course of future developments there? These questions will be addressed by a panel of experts and by an audience that will include many persons with detailed knowledge of the regions in question.
To RSVP, kindly email your name and affiliation to SAISCACIForums@jhu.edu. Registration is required and must be received no later than 10 a.m. on the day of the event. With questions please call 202-663-7721. The Forum opens with a reception and refreshments at 5 p.m. The program will begin promptly at 5:30 p.m. and conclude at 7 p.m.
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.silkroadstudies.org.