The German Marshall Fund of the United States will host a side event to the official NATO meeting in Brussels on May 24. Deputy Secretary General Rose Gottemoeller will be joined by senior defense experts from industry and civil society to discuss the most pressing issues in transatlantic security.
8:45: Registration and Light Breakfast
9:15: Welcome by Partners
Dr. Ian Lesser, Vice President, The German Marshall Fund of the United States
Amb. Marc Otte, Director General, Egmont Royal Institute
Prof. Fabrizio Luciolli, President, Atlantic Treaty Association
Key Note Speech
Rose Gottemoeller, Deputy Secretary General, NATO
9:45: Discussion 1
The Strategic Environment One Year After the Warsaw Summit: What Has Changed?
The Warsaw NATO Summit has been an important milestone to align Alliance priorities with the realities of a rapidly changing security environment. Among other decisions, NATO reinforced its defense of the European hinterland, activated cyberspace as an operational domain, and forged a new partnership with the European Union. How do we assess today the impact of these policy changes? Is NATO now better prepared to face the myriad of security threats and challenges? What is the next step in NATO’s adaptation?
Southern Challenges and the Regionalization of the Transatlantic Security Partnership
Trump Administration Must Cooperate with Europe, German Needs to Creatively Boost Defense
Conservative, Comprehensive, Ambitious, or Realistic? Assessing EU Defense Strategy Approaches
Gen. Knud Bartels, former Chairman of the NATO Military Committee
Dr. Chris Chivvis, Associate Director, International Security and Defense Policy, RAND Corp.
Dr. Sven Biscop, Director, Europe in the World Program, Egmont Royal Institute
Dr. Patricia Lewis, Research Director for International Security, Chatham House
Mr. Bruno Lété, Transatlantic Fellow for Security and Defense Policy, The German Marshall Fund of the United States
11:15 Coffee Break
12:00: Discussion 2
Power, Capability, and Burden-Sharing
The allocation of burden, capabilities, and responsibilities within NATO has been a forefront issue since the formation of the alliance. Today, with new leadership on both sides of the Atlantic, the prominence of the debate has only increased. Is the 2 percent goal the best way forward to measure burden sharing? Is it a realistic benchmark? Can burden sharing also be measured in qualitative means, such as spending on development and humanitarian aid? Is Europe set to spend on defense?
President Trump, the U.S. Security Guarantee, and the Future of European Integration
Border Security in Eastern Europe: Lessons for NATO and Partners
The Impossible Transatlantic Discussion on the U.S. Third Offset Strategy
Mr. Rini Goos, Deputy Chief Executive, European Defence Agency
Mr. Paul Savereux, Director for Defence Planning, Defence Policy and Planning Division, NATO
Gen. Jean-Paul Paloméros, former NATO Supreme Allied Commander Transformation
Mr. Christopher Lombardi, Vice President, European Business Development, Raytheon
Dr. Alexander Mattelaer, Director of the European Affairs Program, Egmont Royal Institute
13:30: Networking Lunch
14:30: Discussion 3
Dealing with Conflict by Other Means — Cyber, Terrorism, and Information Warfare
The security environment is continuously evolving. As the nature of the threat has changed NATO also needs to adapt to face modern challenges that combine conventional and non-conventional adversaries in land, sea, air and cyberspace. Is NATO ready to engage in civil-military crisis management? What is NATO’s strategy on issues ranging from hybrid warfare to terrorism to cyber security? Is there progress in the EU–NATO partnership?
Russia’s Challenge to the European Security Order
Rethinking Deterrence: Adapting an Old Concept to New Challenges
Political Communications in the "Fake News" Era: Six Lessons for Europe
Amb. Sorin Ducaru, Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges, NATO
Mr. Michael Daly, Chief Technology Officer, Intelligence and Information Systems, Raytheon
Dr. Julian Lindley-French, Senior Fellow, Institute for Statecraft; Vice President, Atlantic Treaty Association
Dr. Antonia Colibasanu, Senior Analyst, Geopolitical Futures
Mr. Jason Wiseman, Secretary General, Atlantic Treaty Association
16:00: Closing Remarks
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