Euroatlantic Security: A Pre-Warsaw Assessment

A two day closed expert conference organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, the Institute of International Relations Prague and the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies.

29. 2. 2016 (9:00)

Tento obsah není aktuální Mirror Hall, Czernin Palace, MFA CR


Monday, 29 February 2016

0900 - 0930 Administrative Remarks and Seminar Opening


  • Dr. Matthew Rhodes, Director of Programs on Central and Southeast Europe, George C. Marshall Center
  • Hon. Andrew H. Schapiro, Ambassador of the United States of America
  • Hon. Dr. Arndt Freiherr Freytag von Loringhoven, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany
  • Hon. Jakub Kulhánek, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs for Security and Multilateral Issues, Czech Republic

0930 - 1010 Session 1 (Keynote Address): Euroatlantic Security between Wales and Warsaw

  • Amb. Jiří Šedivý, Permanent Representative of the Czech Republic to NATO

1030 - 1200 Session 2: Ukraine: A “Successful” Frozen Conflict?

  • Chair: Ms. Ruta Buneviciute, Senior Advisor, Lithuanian Parliament
  • Dr. Jiří Schneider, Executive Director, Aspen Institute Prague
  • Dr. Pal Dunay, Director, OSCE Academy
  • BG Christopher Cavoli, Commander, 7th Army Joint Multinational Training Command

1300 - 1430 Session 3: Fighting ISIS: The Euroatlantic Coalition and Russian Intervention in Syria

  • Chair: Dr. Oldřich Bureš, Head of the Center for Security Studies, Metropolitan University
  • Ms. Jennifer Gavito, United States Consul General, Munich, and former Director for Syria and Lebanon, U.S. National Security Council
  • Dr. Graeme Herd, Professor of Transnational Security Studies, George C. Marshall Center
  • Mr. Martin Michelot, Head of Research, Europeum Institute

1450 - 1620 Session 4: Europe’s Migration and Refugee Crisis: Impacts on Euroatlantic Security and Solidarity

  • Chair: Dr. Benjamin Tallis, Researcher and Coordinator of the Centre for European Security, Institute of International Relations
  • Ms. Irena Krasnická, Special Envoy on Migration, Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Dr. Ralf Roloff, Senior German Professor, George C. Marshall Center
  • Mr. Michal Baranowski, Director Warsaw Office, German Marshall Fund

1620 - 1630 Day 1 Wrap-Up

  • Dr. Michal Kořan, Deputy Director, Institute of International Relations

Tuesday, 01 March 2016

0900 - 1040 Session 5: The Warsaw Summit: Outlook, Risks, and Opportunities

* Collective Defense: The Readiness Action Plan and Beyond
* Crisis Management: The Future of Peacekeeping and Stability Operations
* Cooperative Security: Open Door and NATO-EU Partnership

  • Chair: Dr. Matthew Rhodes, George C. Marshall Center
  • Amb. Tomáš Valášek, Permanent Representative of the Slovak Republic to NATO
  • Dr. Marcin Zaborowski, Director Warsaw Office, Center for European Policy Analysis
  • Dr. Karl-Heinz Kamp, President, German Federal Academy for Security Policy
  • Dr. Jan Jireš, Director of Policy Planning, Czech Ministry of Defense

1100 - 1200 Session 6: Break-Out Group Discussions
1300 - 1345 Break-Out Group Findings and Discussion

1345 - 1400 Concluding Remarks
Amb. Tomáš Szunjog, Director of Security Policy Department, Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs


Spolupráce / Záštita

the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies