Czernin Security Forum: Taking a Global Look at Security and Arms Control
We cordially invite you to the annual Czernin Security Forum - a unique event which will be held in the Czernin Palace in Prague on 20-21 November 2019.
20. 11. 2019 (8:00)
Czernin Palace, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, Loretánské nám. 5, Prague 1
The objective of the event is to bring together some fo the top-level security experts and let them analyse and discuss the ongoing shifts in the field of security matters. This year the event will focus on the topic of arms control. Our speakers will seek to analyse the existing regime as well as possible consequences of its gradual disappearance.
The draft programme is outlined below.
The event is open to public but the capacity is limited, therefore should you be interested to attend, you need to register via the registration form available at the bottom or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org by 17th November 2019 at the latest.
Day 1 20/11/2019
The European dilemma: Between an unravelling past and an uncertain future
The existing arms control regime—the heritage of the Cold War—is gradually falling apart. How should we respond to that? Moreover, is arms control a moral goal, or just a way states try to improve their own security?
Theory meets reality: Dynamics of power politics and mutual (in-)security
What conditions make arms control possible? And what roles do deterrence, the mutual balance of threat and perceived insecurity play in that? To answer all those questions, the panel looked at arms control in light of changing security dynamics.
Response to failure: New arms race or new arms control?
Is an arms race a natural result of a collapse of arms control? And if there is an alternative, then how it can look like at the global level? Our panellists also shared their views on viability, desirability and feasibility of new arms control initiatives.
Day 2 21/11/2019
Expert workshop: A new international framework for arms control?
Taking regional security seriously
Profound geopolitical changes affect contemporary global security to a great extent. Since the only common ground is often the national self-interest, what might then motivate relevant actors to join a possible arms control regime?
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Czech Republic, NATO's Public Diplomacy, Friedrich Eber Stiftung