International Conference | 13 December 2016, European Policy Center

FORWARD RESILIENCE: PROTECTING SOCIETY IN AN INTERCONNECTED WORLD

Organized by the Atlantic Treaty Association in cooperation with the European Policy Centre, The Johns Hopkins University SAIS Center for Transatlantic Relations.

The notion of ‘resilience’, in terms of a states capacity to anticipate, pre-empt and resolve disruptive challenges to vital societal functions, is gaining currency in European and Euro-Atlantic security policy discussions. The Conferenced focused on the EU and NATO engagement on resilience and their cooperation in that area of interest for both organizations.

During the conference was launched the policy study “Forward Resilience: Protecting Society” in an Interconnected World conducted by Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Transatlantic Relations, together with the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency, the Swedish Atlantic Council and the Finnish Ministry of Defense.

Moderator: 
Giovanni GREVI
Senior Fellow, European Policy Centre

Speakers:
Tim MANNING
Deputy Administrator, US Federal Emergency Management Agency

Lorenz MEYER-MINNEMANN
Head, Civil Preparedness, NATO International Staff

Eva-Maria ENGDAHL
Head of Sector, Protection Crisis Management and Terrorism
European Commission DG Migration and Home Affair

Axel HAGELSTAM
Counsellor, Civil Emergency Planning; Mission of Finland to NATO
Vice-Chair, NATO Civil Protection Group

Daniel HAMILTON
Lead Author/Project Leader, Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation Professor
Executive Director, Johns Hopkins University SAIS Center for Transatlantic Relations

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Senior Program Officer for European and International Affairs. He is responsible for managing the relations with the NATO SPS division. He is lead author and editor of the book "The Protection of Critical Energy Infrastructure Against Emerging Security Challenges” published by NATO. Alessandro has been selected by the IASSP (Istituto di Alti Studi Strategici e Politici per la Leadership in Milan) for the programme Indipendent Ph.D in Governance and Political culture. Prior, he worked at the EU Commission at DG Regio & Urban Policy and he was a Consultant at Capgemini working on the SAP-SRM Project for the European Space Agency (ESA). Futhermore, He collaborated with the Department of European Planning and Governance from Roma Capitale. He has graduated cum laude in Political Science and European Studies and holds a Post-Graduate Master in Geo-politics and Global Security.