NATO: (Re)Acting in an Era of Transition
Brussels, ATA Headquarters, 24 May 2017
Organized by The German Marshall Fund of the United States in cooperation with The Atlantic Treaty Association, Egmont, Raytheon and NATO.
Welcome by the partners
Dr. Ian Lesser, Vice President, German Marshall Fund (confirmed)
Amb. Marc Otte, Director General, Egmont Royal Institute (confirmed)
Prof. Fabrizio Luciolli, President, Atlantic Treaty Association (confirmed)
Key Note Speech
Ms. Rose Gottemoeller, Deputy Secretary General, NATO (confirmed)
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 defence of the European hinterland, activated cyber space 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?
Amb. Kasia Nalecz, Director of Europe Program, Bator Foundation; former Polish Ambassador to Russia (invited)
Gen. Knud Bartels, former Chairman of the NATO Military Committee (confirmed)
Dr. Chris Chivvis, Associate Director, International Security and Defense Policy, RAND Corp. (confirmed)
Dr. Sven Biscop, Director, Europe in the World Program, Egmont Royal Institute (confirmed)
Mr. Bruno Lété, Transatlantic Fellow for Security & Defence Policy, German Marshall Fund (confirmed)
Power, Capability and Burdensharing
The allocation of burden, capabilities and responsibilities within NATO has been a forefront issue since the formation of the alliance. Today, with new leaderships 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 defence?
Mr. Rini Goos, Deputy Chief Executive, European Defence Agency (confirmed)
Mr. Paul Savereux, Director for Defence Planning, Defence Policy and Planning Division, NATO (confirmed)
Gen. Jean-Paul Paloméros, former NATO Supreme Allied Commander Transformation (confirmed)
Mr. Christopher Lombardi, Vice President, European Business Development, Raytheon (confirmed)
Dr. Alexander Mattelaer, Director of the European Affairs Program, Egmont Royal Institute (confirmed)
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 cyber space. 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?
Amb. Sorin Ducaru, Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges, NATO (confirmed)
Mr. Michael Daly, Chief Technology Officer, Intelligence and Information Systems, Raytheon (confirmed)
Dr. Julian Lindley-French, Senior Fellow, Institute for Statecraft; Vice President, Atlantic Treaty Association (confirmed)
Senior expert TBC
Mr. Jason Wiseman, Secretary General, Atlantic Treaty Association (confirmed)
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