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Security Issues and Impacts: Comparative Perspectives on Europe and Eurasia

A Business and Policy Conference

Friday, June 01, 2007
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
UCLA Faculty Center
Sequoia Room
Los Angeles, CA 90095

The post-9/11 terrorist attacks in Madrid and London , threats to Europe's transportation and energy infrastructures, and growing environmental concerns have further altered our thinking about global security, generating new issues and challenges. This conference brings together experts on Europe and Eurasia from various fields to discuss key security issues and their political, economic, business, and policy impacts. Speakers will address trans-border security, EU/Russia energy and political relations, recent Eurasian geopolitical shifts and their impact on energy markets, as well as responses to global environmental change. The aim of this conference is to facilitate a constructive discussion of interest to the business, consular, and policy communities of Los Angeles.

Podcasts of the participants' presentations are available at

8:30 A.M. Registration and Breakfast

9:00 A.M. Opening Remarks: Nicholas Entrikin (Acting Dean and Vice Provost Designate, UCLA International Institute)

9:15 A.M. Territorial and Transportation Security: National and Transnational Solutions

  • Moderator: Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris (Urban Planning, UCLA)
  • Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris (Urban Planning, UCLA), Rey Koslowski (Political Science, SUNY Albany ), Rémi Baudouï (Architecture, University of Geneva )

10:45 A.M. Coffee Break

11:00 A.M. Energy Security: Economic and Geopolitical Aspects

  • Moderator: Maria Pineda (International Energy Council)
  • Martha Brill Olcott (Russian and Eurasian Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace), Dimitris Caramitsos-Tziras (Consul General, Greek Consulate, Los Angeles), Babak Hedjazi (Urban Planning, UCLA)

12:30 P.M. Lunch

  • Keynote speaker: Telmo Baltazar (Justice and Home Affairs Counselor, Delegation of the European Commission in Washington, DC )

2:00 P.M. Securing the Environment: Economic and Sociopolitical Costs

  • Moderator: Andrew Paterson (Environmental Business International)
  • Martin Beniston (Climate Research Group, University of Geneva), J.R. DeShazo (Public Policy, UCLA), Sassan Saatchi ( Institute of the Environment, UCLA )

3:30 P.M. Closing Remarks: Lars Leymann (Consul for Culture, Press, and Legal Affairs, German Consulate, Los Angeles)

3:45 P.M. Reception


Cost: Free

Special Instructions

Registration for the conference is free. Registration for the lunch is $30 and due by May 18, 2007. A check made out to the Regents of UC should be sent to CEES at 11367 Bunche Hall, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1446.

For more information please contact

Jim Robbins
Tel: 310-825-4060

Sponsor(s): Center for European and Eurasian Studies, Center for International Business Education and Research (UCLA Anderson School of Management), Center for Globalization and Policy Research (UCLA School of Public Affairs), Goethe-Institut Los Angeles