International experts will discuss developments and the role of the U.S. in the Caucasus and Central Asia in the aftermath of the “Color Revolutions” in Ukraine, Georgia, and Kyrgyzstan on Wednesday, May 19, 2010 (2:30 to 4:00 PM), 1164 Bishop Street, Room UB 214, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813.

Honolulu, HI., May 11, 2010 – The NAUSICCA is part of a nationwide dialogue on U.S. foreign policy, which offers an opportunity to explore: Rose/Orange/Tulip revolutions, U.S. role in Caucasus-Central Asia and Security of the Euro-Atlantic community and NATO expansion.

Speakers: Dr. Rouben Azizian, Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (APCSS), “Crisis in Kyrgyzstan & the politics of Central Asia”, Shota Mkheidze, The United States & Caucasus Association,“The Rose evolution of Georgia and prospects for stability & NATO expansion” and Ken Schoolland, Associate Professor of Economics, HPU, Moderator.

Honorary Guests: Col (ret.) David Shanahan, Interim Dean of APCSS / Ed Case, former U.S. Congressman / Colleen W. Hanabusa, President, Hawaii State Senate / Charles Kong Djou, Honolulu City Council, Representative / Col Mark Hague, Division Chief, Northeast Asia Policy, USPACOM / LtCol, USAF Robert M. Lisch, Deputy Chief, Northeast Asia Policy and Russia.

The NAUSICCA forum is a part of USCA’s Public Diplomacy Program, cosponsored by joint efforts between HPU, APCSS, and USCA. This is the second annual forum concentrating on U.S. foreign policy and represents a bridge in attempting to clarify new concepts in international relations and to analyze the U.S. role in the region. In addition, the program encourages civic participation and brings awareness of the Caucasus and Central Asia regions.

The intent of the NAUSICCA forum is to fill the gap in general understanding of the region by hosting international conferences and a debate series on issues of global significance. Events are followed by an extended question and answer period.