The Southern Center for International Studies (SCIS) is hosting the 6th Annual Europe Seminar, Tuesday. Oct. 23, 8:30a.m.-3:30p.m., at the Wyndham Garden Hotel Midtown Atlanta at 125 10th St. N.E.

          The seminar, designed for business leaders, government officials, media representatives and academics, will address mergers and acquisitions in Europe, the implications of European Union (EU) enlargement and transatlantic security and trade issues.

Cedric Suzman, SCIS vice president; Joseph Johnson Jr., director of the Fulton County Economic Development Department and Brian Murphy, co-director of the European Union Center, will welcome the group. Herve Goyens, consul general of Belgium in Atlanta, will be the luncheon speaker.

The opening address on U.S.-EU cooperation in combating terrorism will be given by Charles Ries, principal deputy assistant secretary of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of European & Eurasian Affairs.

Foreign investment across the Atlantic will be discussed by Vicki Berchfield, associate professor in the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs at the Georgia Institute of Technology; Thierry Mathisse, European Union Fellow at George Mason University in Virginia and Edward Graham, senior fellow at the Institute for International Economics in Washington.

EU enlargement and the implications for Eastern Europe will be discussed by Rick Riggers, partner with Hunton & Williams LLP; Michael Baun, associate professor at Valdosta State University and Wieslaw Wodyk, head of the economic division of the Embassy of Poland in Washington.

Transatlantic security and trade issues will be discussed by William Long, professor and chair of the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, along with Brian McDonald, European Union Fellow at Yale University and Charles Krupnick, professor of national security studies at the Army War College.

The program is sponsored by the Fulton County Department of Economic Development in cooperation with the EU Center of the University System of Georgia and the Georgia Tech Center for International Business Education and Research (GT CIBER). It is supported by Hunton & Williams LLP and Siemens Energy & Automation.

Registration is $100 for SCIS members, $120 for non-members and $50 for SCIS Young Professionals and academicians. Fees for fulltime staff at a University System of Georgia School are covered by the Board of Regents International Office. RSVP with Telside Manson at (404) 261-5763 or