Bielecki, Vīķe-Freiberga and Other Prominent Leaders
To Lend Insight And Expertise
- February 18, 2015
CEPA Advisory Council Expands Further
WASHINGTON, D.C. February 9, 2015 – The Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA) is honored to announce the names of its newest international Advisory Council members. They include former Prime Minister of Poland Jan Krzysztof Bielecki, pre-eminent historian of Europe Professor Norman Davies, former National Security Advisor to the President of Romania Iulian Fota, Chairman of the Slovak Atlantic Commission Rastislav Káčer, Executive Editor of Politico Europe Matthew Kaminski, former U.S. Assistant Secretary David J. Kramer, and former President of Latvia Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga.
The latest additions to CEPA’s Advisory Council join current members, including former U.S. National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski, President of Estonia Toomas Hendrik Ilves, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Anne Applebaum, former Swedish Minister for Foreign Affairs Carl Bildt, former Czech Foreign Minister and Minister of Defense Alexandr Vondra, former Chairman of the National Bank of Poland Leszek Balcerowicz, and many others.
“CEPA’s mission will be fortified by the council and expertise of these renowned Atlanticist leaders,” said CEPA President Wess Mitchell. “At a moment of profound change in transatlantic affairs, CEPA will draw inspiration from their longstanding commitment to bolstering links between the United States and Central Europe. We could not be happier.”
CEPA is the only U.S. think-tank dedicated to the study of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). Over the past decade, it has grown rapidly to become the leading Washington-based voice for strengthening security and democracy in the countries of post-communist Europe. To commemorate its 10th anniversary, CEPA is launching new initiatives to strengthen strategic thinking and people-to-people contacts in U.S.-Central European relations. The addition of CEPA’s newest Advisory Council members will reinforce these efforts.
Since its creation in 2005, CEPA has been at the forefront of the transatlantic policy debate on issues of defense, energy and democratic reform in Central and Eastern Europe. Its mission is to promote an economically vibrant, geopolitically stable and politically free CEE with close and enduring ties to the United States. CEPA educates American policymakers about the importance of Central Europe to U.S. foreign policy; fosters networks of mid-career Atlanticists; holds annual seminars in Warsaw, Bucharest and Prague; publishes more than 100 policy papers and briefs annually; and convenes the U.S.-Central Europe Strategy Forum – the largest gathering of Atlanticist experts and policymakers in the United States. CEPA’s institutional reach extends throughout the CEE region via an extensive network of more than 20 partner institutes, affiliates, and cooperating civil society organizations.