A two-day international conference “Slava Ukraini” is being held in Tbilisi. Today, on September 5, the conference was opened with the anthems of Ukraine and Georgia.
The McCain Institute at Arizona State University, the George W. Bush Institute, and the Economic Policy Research Center are hosting the Conference.
The focus of this year’s conference is Ukraine. Experts, leaders, and policymakers from the United States and Europe will hold high-level discussions about Ukraine and Georgia, the future of NATO and the EU, and democracy in general, given ongoing Russian military aggression and disinformation.
“I’ve been involved with this conference since it was started in 2014 by Nino Evgenidze and EPRC with the McCain Institute,” said David J. Kramer, the Bradford M. Freeman Managing Director of Global Policy at the Bush Institute. “I’m thrilled this year that the George W. Bush Institute is a partner, which reflects our great interest in Georgia and the region. Indeed, this conference underscores the enduring friendship between the people of Georgia and the people of the United States during these very challenging times.”
“We dedicated our 6th annual reunion to Ukraine. We want to honor the Ukrainian people who are defending not only their independence and sovereignty but also the vision of a Europe ‘whole, free and at peace.’ Whatever it takes and as long as it takes, we stand for Ukraine, we stand for freedom,” said EPRC Executive Director Nino Evgenidze.