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From: jonesme@rferl.org
Date: Mon, 27 Jan 2003 
Subject: INVITATION: A Democratic Future for Central Asia and the

Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty 
1201 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036 
tel: (202) 457-6900 * fax: (202) 457-6992 

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty 
invites you to a briefing by 
Eric Rudenshiold 
Head of Democratization Section, 
OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights 

A Democratic Future for Central Asia and the Caucasus? 

Thursday, January 30, 2003 
in Conference Room A (4th Floor) at 
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty 
1201 Connecticut Ave NW 
[entrance on Rhode Island Ave NW, next to St. Matthew's Cathedral] 

As the new states of Central Asia and the Caucasus enter their second 
decades of national independence, they face new economic, political and 
security challenges that will test their stated resolve to develop as 
democratic states. Eric Rudenshiold, who heads up OSCE democracy 
assistance programs that are currently active in more than 20 countries, 
is a frequent visitor to these key regions, meeting with political elites 
as well as non-governmental organization representatives and human rights 

Rudenshiold, who holds a Doctorate in Russian History from the University 
of Virginia, has been actively involved with this region for almost a 
decade; in the mid-1990's he was the International Republican Institute 
Representative in Kazakhstan. Before his current position as the head of 
the ODIHR Democratization Section, where he works with an international 
staff of twenty, Rudenshiold served on the staff of the OSCE Parliamentary 
Assembly in Copenhagen, Denmark. 

Please RSVP by Wednesday, January 29, 2003 by email to <dc-response@rferl.org>, by telephone to Melody Jones at 
(202) 457-6949, or by fax to (202) 457-6992. 

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