Past Event

Southeastern European Leaders Panel

September 24, 2003
6:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Low Memorial Library

This World Leaders Forum program features a moderated panel discussion on the leaders' visions for a new Southeastern Europe followed by a question and answer session with the audience. Among the topics that are discussed are actions to further Balkan integration into European and trans-Atlantic political, economic and security structures, as well as Greek EU presidency plans for prioritizing the integration of Southeastern Europe. Leaders also debate how the war in Iraq appeared to derail these plans, and next steps for the region.

Introduction and Moderated by:
Lee C. Bollinger, President of Columbia University in the City of New York

Program Participants:
Mladen Ivanic, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Bosnia-Herzegovina
Tassos Giannitsis, Foreign Minister of Greece
Mircea Dan Geoana, Foreign Minister of Romania
Goran Svilanovic, Foreign Minister of Serbia-Montenegro
Dimitrij Rupel, Foreign Minister of the Republic of Slovenia

Cosponsored by:
The Harriman Institute and School of International and Public Affairs