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U.S.-Baltic Foundation

The Baltic Black Sea Initiative Hosts “Russian Energy and Foreign Policy: Beyond the Former Soviet Union” presentation by Dr. Anita Orban

November 18, 2008

Contact: Trevor Dane
Tel: 202-785-5056
E-mail: [email protected]


WASHINGTON, DC- The Baltic Black Sea Imitative hosted a presentation by Dr. Anita Orban, Director of Constellation Energy Institute in Budapest, titled “Russian Energy and Foreign Policy:  Beyond the Former Soviet Union.”  The discussion was moderated by USBF Board member and Former United States Ambassador to Lithuania Keith Smith.  Commentary was provided by Mamuka Tsaritelli, President of The America-Georgia Business Council.  The presentation was webcast on the U.S.-Ukraine Foundation’s website.


Comments by Mamuka Tsaritelli, U.S.-Georgia Business Council:

Question & Answer Session:


Tuesday, 18 November, 2008
12 noon – 1 pm (EST)
1701 K Street NW, Suite 903,
Washington, DC 20006
U.S.-Ukraine Foundation
in cooperation with
The U.S.-Baltic Foundation
The Belarusian-American Association
The America-Georgia Business Council
The Moldova Foundation
The U.S.-Ukraine Foundation
The U.S.-Ukraine Business Council


Anita Orban

Anita Orban


Anita Orban is the Director of Constellation Energy Institute, a newly established think tank facilitating cooperation in the Central Eastern European energy sector. She is the author of the book Power, Energy and the New Russian Imperialism (CT: Praeger, 2008). Previously (2005-2008) she served as the Executive Vice President of the Budapest-based International Centre for Democratic Transition (ICDT). In 2004-05 she was editor of the “World” section of the Hungarian political weekly Heti Valasz. She earned her PhD degree from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy in Boston in 2007. Anita Orban is frequently asked to comment on international relations in the Hungarian written and electronic media. Her expertise include energy security, US-Central European relations and Russian-Central European relations. She runs a monthly column on foreign affairs.