2018 Tbilisi International Conference

Rooms Hotel Tbilisi

(Conference begins at 10:30 am in Georgia)

Tbilisi, Georgia

September 11, 2018

10:30 A.M.

On September 11-12, 2018, the McCain Institute for International Leadership at Arizona State University and the Economic Policy Research Center (EPRC) co-hosted an international conference in Tbilisi, Georgia: “World in 2018: Upside Down?” In its fourth year, the two-day conference took place at the Rooms Hotel Tbilisi.

The Tbilisi International Conference has forged a reputation as a can’t-miss event for leaders across Georgia, the United States and Europe. Each September, the conference brings together regional experts on security issues, along with Georgian policymakers, civil society activists, and the business community – with a view toward keeping Georgia high on the transatlantic agenda, and keeping Georgia on track in its democratic progress and transatlantic aspirations.

View the full agenda for the 2018 Tbilisi International Conference.

Videos

Introduction
Conversation with Mamuka Bakhtadze, Prime Minister of Georgia, and Edward Luce, Financial Times
Debate: Whither Georgia?
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The Global Security Context: A Conversation
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The Future of European Security, the EU, and NATO
State of European Security
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From Vilnius to Tbilisi to Kiev to Moscow: A Conversation with John Tefft
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Democracy Faces a Triple Threat: Authoritarianism, Globalization & Nationalism
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Video and Tribute to Senator John McCain
Conversation with Giorgi Margvelashvili, President of Georgia, and Ia Meurmishvili, Voice of America
Conversation on the Future of Georgian Democracy
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The East-West Corridor
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Georgia and the West
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Weaponizing Information
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Putin’s Russia: Where Does It Go From Here?
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Oligarchy and Democracy
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Is Trump Foreign Policy Better Than It Seems?
Conversation with Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid
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