US Alumni Association in BiH Joins the ENAM Conference in Georgia
We are pleased to announce that the U.S. Government Exchange Program Alumni Association of Georgia (EPAG) will host the 10th conference of the European Network of American Alumni Associations (ENAM) in Tbilisi, Georgia, on June 2-4, 2017. The ENAM conference will bring together leaders of European associations of U.S. government-sponsored exchange program alumni.
U.S. Embassy Sarajevo has nominated Jasenka Orman-Komljenovic to represent the US Alumni Association in BiH (the nomination was accepted).
Since its inaugural meeting in Rome in 2011, ENAM has grown to include more than 50 alumni associations from around Europe with the goal of building a stronger alumni network that can be leveraged in support of U.S. foreign policy goals. For more information on ENAM, visit their website http://www.americanalumni.eu/. The ninth and most recent ENAM Conference took place in Budapest in November, 2016 and focused on “Knowledge Transfer and Academic Mobility in the 21st Century.”
From June 2-4, 2017, ENAM will bring together 20-30 leaders from ENAM member alumni associations to further strengthen alumni cooperation. The topic of the conference is ‘Brave New Europe’ to find innovative solutions to the challenges facing the region. The conference will be divided into five main sections: introduction and keynote speech, where the organizers and partners will address the audience and lay out the program, and 4 panel discussions. The first-panel discussion will focus how propaganda shapes public perceptions, highlighting Georgia and Ukraine. The second panel will focus on Europe in the making, where the speakers will uncover the processes taking place within the EU. The third panel will focus on migration, security and human rights. The final panel will focus on the U.S. commitment to the young democracies. In particular, the panel will address the issue of the role of the United States in the South Caucasus and Eastern Europe during their transition to democracy. Last but not the least; the panel will explore 25 years of U.S. – Georgia relations.