Past Event

Southeastern European Leaders Panel

September 24, 2003
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Rotunda, Low Memorial Library

This World Leaders Forum program features a moderated panel discussion on the leaders' visions for a new Southeastern Europe. Among the topics that will be 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 the next steps for the region. The panel discussion will be followed by a question and answer session with the audience.

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

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

Cosponsored by:
East Central European Center and The Harriman Institute


Mircea Dan Geoana served as foreign minister of Romania from December 28, 2000, to December 28, 2004, as part of the PSD government of Adrian Nastase.

Tassos Giannitsis is an author and served as a foreign minister of Greece.

Goran Svilanovic held the position of foreign minister for Serbia-Montenegro from 2000 to 2004.