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EU and its Neighborhood in 2013: Can Moldova Change the Narrative?

Fri, Jan 18, 2013, 4:00pm - 5:30pm

You are cordially invited to a special lecture on the topic of

EU and its Neighborhood in 2013:
Can Moldova Change the Narrative?

Ambassador Igor Munteanu
Moldovan Ambassador to the U.S. and Canada

Friday, January 18
4:00 PM

The Institute of World Politics
1521 16th Street NW
Washington, DC 20036
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This event is co-sponsored by the Center for Culture and Security and the Kosciuszko Chair of Polish Studies.

In 2013, Moldova will be signing an association agreement with the EU, which provides a good opportunity to evaluate the politics of the EU’s “neighborhood,” security policy, the EU’s soft power initiatives, as well as ongoing challenges from both Russia and the economic crisis.

About the Speaker

Ambassador Igor MunteanuIgor Munteanu became Ambassador of Moldova to the United States on Sept. 7, 2010. He previously served as executive director of the Institute for Development and Social Initiatives (IDIS) from 1996 to 2010, managing one of the leading think tanks in Moldova and working in economic analysis, public sector reform and private consulting with various Moldovan, EU and U.S. organizations. He also served as a senior expert and assistant to the director of the International Foundation for Election Systems (IFES) office in Moldova since 1994, and provided analysis and policy recommendations for the Moldovan presidency from 1992 to 1994, serving as head of the Political Analysis Division in 2003 and organizing the first Conference on NATO-Moldova Partnership in November 1993.  A Romanian native, he is fluent in Romanian, Russian, English and some French and Estonian.

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