Moldova Foundation

Panel discussion on Federalism and separatism: the case of Moldova (June 6, 2013)

Panel discussion on Federalism and separatism: the case of Moldova (June 6, 2013)

October 08
15:17 2014

Event hosted by the Open Society Foundations and the Moldova Foundation

Panel discussion on

Federalism and separatism: the case of Moldova

Thursday, June 6, 2013
10:00AM – 12:00PM
1730 Pennsylvania Ave NW, 7th Floor, Washington, DC

Panel:
Amb. Pamela Smith, former U.S. Ambassador to Moldova 2001-2003
Amb. William Hill, former Head of the OSCE Mission in Moldova 1999-2001 and 2003-2006
Vladimir Socor, Senior Fellow, Jamestown Foundation, Washington, DC
Oazu Nantoi, Program Director, Institute for Public Policy, Chisinau, Moldova
Moderated by Christopher J. Borgen, Associate Dean for International Studies and Professor of Law at St. John’s University School of Law

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Could federalism offer the Republic of Moldova a possible solution to its separatist conflict? While various power sharing arrangements have been proposed before, most notably in Russia’s 2003 ‘Kozak Memorandum,’ the concept has been controversial in Moldova.

This panel considered different forms of power sharing and federalism as a means of conflict resolution. What are its promises and pitfalls and why have Russia, Germany, the U.S., and the OSCE considered federalism a viable solution in the case of Moldova, while so many in Moldova have not?

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