"Oil and Blood: Baltic Energy and the Legacy of Communism"

Conference Gallery Day One Day Two

Updated: 02/14/07

Friday, February 9, 2007  
(L’Enfant Plaza Hotel, 480 L’Enfant Plaza, SW, Washington, DC)

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10:00 a.m. - Director's Forum: Security and Insecurity in the EU Neighborhood and Beyond: In Search of Solutions  
Friday, February 09 2007, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.  
Valdas Adamkus, President of the Republic of Lithuania

(Woodrow Wilson Center, Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue) 

10:00 - 11:15 Baltic-American Priorities and Issues

(L’Enfant Plaza Hotel, 480 L’Enfant Plaza, SW, Washington, DC) 

(Bus leaves for Administration briefing at 11:45 a.m. from hotel) 

(registration required)

12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Administration Briefing [PLEASE NOTE – THIS EVENT IS MOVED]  

Woodrow Wilson Center, Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue  

Speakers from the Department of State and National Security Council will discuss e-PINE issues, energy security, visa waiver program, etc.  
(registration required)

2:00 – 5:00 p.m.    Baltic Documentary Film Showcase

                                    (Woodrow Wilson Center)

Films Include: “Memories Denied” (Estonia), Once There Was Siberia (Latvia), June Ice (Lithuania), The Singing Revolution (U.S.) 

5:00 – 6:30 p.m.     Reception

                                    (Woodrow Wilson Center) 

Saturday, February 10, 2007  
(L’Enfant Plaza Hotel, 480 L’Enfant Plaza, Washington, DC)

8:00 - 9:00 Registration and coffee 
9:00 - 9:15 Opening Remarks: JBANC President Martins Duhms (American Latvian Association) 
Diplomatic Welcome: Ambassador Jüri Luik (Embassy of Estonia) 
9:15-9:45 His Excellency Valdas Adamkus, President of the Republic of Lithuania

Valdas Adamkus.

Introduction by U.S. Ambassador to Lithuania John Cloud 

9:45-11:00 PANEL 1 Energy Security – Coercion and Manipulation of Supply in Eastern Europe  
Panelists: Vladimir Socor (Jamestown Foundation), Zeyno Baran (Hudson Institute), Amb. Keith Smith (CSIS), Moderator – Joseph Bader (consultant to NATO on energy matters) 
11:00-11:15 Coffee break 
PANEL 2 Energy Alternatives – A New Vision for Powering the Baltics

Panelists: Vytautas Nauduzas (Lithuanian Vice-Minister of Economy), Andris Kesteris (Head of Cabinet, EU Energy Commission), Raul Mälk (Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs),  
Moderator – Ramunas Kondratas (JBANC) 
12:30-2:00 Luncheon Speaker The Honorable Richard Lugar  
Presentation of Baltic Democracy Award

Headshot of Senator Lugar.

2:00-3:00 PANEL 3 Hopes for Democracy in the Baltic Neighborhood  
Panelists: David Satter (Hudson Institute), Andrei Nekrasov (award-winning Russian filmmaker), Len Latkovski (Hood College), Moderator – Paul Goble 
PANEL 4 Legacy of Communism – Remembrance Projects  
Panelists: Ina Navazelskis (Baltic Oral History Project), Justin Riskus (University of Illinois, Chicago), Imbi Paju (Director, “Memories Denied”), Jon Baltmanis (Siberia’s Children Fund Support Group), Lee Edwards (Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation), Moderator – TBD

4:30-4:50 Conclusion, new JBANC President Saulius Kuprys (Lithuanian American Council)

Octobr 17, 2008 - President Bush Discusses the Visa Waiver Program
Office of the Press Secretary/ White House News

THE PRESIDENT: Thank you all. (Applause.) Please be seated, thank you. Welcome to the White House. I'm pleased to stand with the representatives of seven countries -- the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Slovakia, and South Korea -- that have met the requirements to be admitted to the United States Visa Waiver Program. Soon the citizens of these nations will be able to travel to the United States for business or tourism without a visa. I congratulate these close friends and allies on this achievement, and I thank you for joining us here.

I also thank Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Secretary of the Homeland -- Department of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff for working hard to make sure this day has finally arrived. Appreciate other members of the administration here and members of the Diplomatic Corps.

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