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Post-Soviet Westernization Index Launch Followed by Experts Panel
May 2, 2018 @ 1:00 pm
StrategEast will be launching its Westernization Index which measures the rate of progress of incorporating basic Western values in all post-Soviet countries except Russia – including in public and political life, economy, culture and lifestyle. The Index was created by experts from the 14 post-Soviet countries with an introduction from former President of Poland Aleksander Kwasniewski.Following brief remarks from StrategEast founder, there will be an expert panel with former Hungarian Ambassador AndrÃ¡s Simonyi (2002-2007), former Wall Street Journal reporter and author Philip Shishkin, and tech investor, president and founder of StrategEast Anatoly Motkin. The experts will talk about â€œPromoting Democracy and Transparency in the Post-Soviet World.â€ Ambassador AndrÃ¡s Simonyi held high positions in the Hungarian diplomatic service including Hungarian Ambassador to NATO(1995-2001) and to the United States (2002-2007). Philip Shishkin is the author of Restless Valley: Revolution, Murder and Intrigue in the Heart of Central Asia which documents the fight for democracy in the region. Philip spent 10 years as a staff reporter for The Wall Street Journal where he covered, among other conflicts, the war in Eastern Ukraine. Anatoly Motkin is a tech investor and founder and president of StrategEast. Anatoly has launched many media, political and business initiatives aimed to drive social awareness and connect communities in the post-Soviet world. FOR MORE INFORMATION: