Reconsidering Kosovo

Published on September 22, 2006

Category: News from the American Council for Kosovo

The American Council for Kosovo, Christian Solidarity International, and
Religious Freedom Coalition, invite you to a one-day conference

Reconsidering Kosovo

Thursday, September 28
8:30 AM 4:30 PM
Capitol Hill Club (Eisenhower Lounge)
300 First Street SE, Washington D.C. 20003

(Arrival and registration beginning at 8:00 AM)

One of the most serious but overlooked security issues facing the United States today is the future of the Serbian province of Kosovo and Metohija. Since 1999, Kosovo has been under United Nations administration and NATO military control, with hundreds of U.S. troops still stationed there. Today the question is: should Kosovo remain a part of Serbia or as many believe -- should it be detached from Serbia as an independent state?

Among the issues to be examined:
Kosovo report card -- Europes Black Hole?
Organized crime, jihadism, and Kosovos impact on the War on Terror
Human rights and religious freedom in an independent KosovA
Kosovos future status: impact on regional stability, international law, and other disputed regions

Keynote address by Bishop Artemije of Raska and Prizren (Kosovo and Metohija), spiritual leader of Kosovos Christian Serbian community Luncheon remarks by Congressman Trent Franks (R-Arizona)

Confirmed speakers include:
Doug Bandow (commentator; author of Foreign Follies: America's New Global Empire; Former Special Assistant to President Ronald Reagan)
Peggy Birchfield (Executive Director, Religious Freedom Coalition)
Ambassador James Bissett (last Canadian Ambassador to Yugoslavia)
Julia Gorin (commentator; contributor, Jewish World Review,
Joseph Grieboski (Founder and President, Institute on Religion and Public Policy)
Nikolas Gvosdev (Editor, The National Interest)
John Hulsman (coauthor, Ethical Realism: A Vision for America's Role in the World; contributing editor to The National Interest; former senior research fellow, Heritage Foundation)
Cliff Kincaid (commentator; Editor, Accuracy in Media (AIM) Report.)
Steven Meyer (Professor of Political Science, Industrial College of the Armed Forces, National Defense University)
Fr. Keith Roderick (Washington Representative, Christian Solidarity International)
Robert Spencer (Director of and author of The Truth about Muhammad and The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades) )
Srdja Trifkovic (commentator; author of Defeating Jihad and Sword of the Prophet; foreign-affairs editor, Chronicles: A Magazine of American Culture)

No cost to attendees, lunch provided.

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