International conference: „Strengthening Social Resilience Against Hybrid Threats in the Baltic Region “, is scheduled to be held on 2017 March 03, in Vilnius. This conference will be organized in cooperation between the National Defence Foundation, and the National Security and Defence Committee of Lithuania.

National Defence Foundation is a non-governmental organization which has a goal to enhance Lithuania's national security through the support of democratic processes in Lithuania and the region. One of our activities is to deliver strategic insights, assessments and recommendations to Lithuanian and foreign non-governmental institutions and policy makers. We believe it is very important to enlighten our society, politicians, governmental and non-governmental institutions about the threats that the region is facing.

Registration: www.lrs.lt/registracija

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PROGRAM

 

National Defence Foundation and Committee on National Security and Defence, Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

Strengthening Social Resilience against Hybrid Threats in the Baltic Region

Entrance: Parliament of Lithuania, III Palace (Entrance from the side of Martynas Mazvydas National Library), Gedimino Ave 53, Vilnius

Place: Hall of the Act of 11 March, Building 1

3rd March 2017

DRAFT PROGRAMME

08:15-09:00   Arrival through the entrance of the III Palace, (ID required, with prior registration at www.lrs.lt/registracija)[1]. Registration, Hall of the Act of 11 March, Building 1.

 

09.00 - 09.05 Opening of the Conference

Col (ret) Vaidotas MALINIONIS, National Defence Foundation, Managing Director

09:05 – 09:30 Welcoming Remarks

Mr. Vytautas BAKAS, Chairman of the Committee on National Security and Defence, Lithuania

                                   

            Mr. Raimundas KAROBLIS, Minister of Defence, Lithuania

09:30 – 10:00 Current Security Environment in the Baltic Region

Speaker:

Mr. Edward LUCAS, Journalist, Senior editor of “the Economist”, United Kingdom

Moderator:

Ms. Egle MURAUSKAITE, Senior Researcher and Simulation Developer, European Affairs, ICONS Project / START, University of Maryland

10:00-11:10 Enhancing Social Resilience, Challenges, Policies and Lessons Learned in Non-NATO /EU Countries. New Russian Border Regime with Belarus

           

            Speakers:

           

Mr. Pavel USOV, Director of the Center for Political Analysis and Prognosis, Belarus

Mr. Mykhailo SAMUS, Deputy Director for International Affairs, Centre of Army, Conversion and Disarmament Studies, Ukraine

Mr. Yauheni PREIHERMAN, Chairman of the Board at the Discussion and Analytical Society Liberal Club, Belarus

Moderator:

Mr. Zbigniew PISARSKI, political analyst, foreign and security policy media commentator, Founder and President of the Casimir Pulaski Foundation, Poland

11:10-11:20 Coffee Break

11:20 – 12:10

A U.S. Perspective on Baltic Defense in an Age of Turbulence. Security Policy of a New USA Administration and its Implications for the Baltic Region.

           

Speaker:

Dr. Michael CARPENTER, Senior Director of the Joseph R. Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement at the University of Pennsylvania, USA

           

           

            Speaker:

Col. Samuel GARDINER, United States Air Force (retired), independent analytical expert, military strategist, USA

Moderator:

Lt. Col. Palle YDSTEBO, Faculty advisor, Military Strategy and Operations Department, Norwegian Defense Command and Staff College, Norway

12:10 -13:10 Lunch

13:10-14:55 Enhancing Social Resilience, Challenges, Policies and Lessons Learned in NATO /EU Countries

Speakers:

            Dr. Anna POPIELARCZYK, Muzeum Wojska Polskiego, Poland

Brg. Gen. Jarosław KRASZEWSKI, Director of Armed Forces Supervision Department, National Security Bureau, Poland

Mr. Tomas JERMALAVICIUS, Head of Studies/Research Fellow, International Center for Defence and Security, Estonia

Mr. Michael MALM, Strategic Advisor and Programme Manager, Institute for National Security Studies at Swedish Defence University

Mr. Eero KYTOMAA, Civil Preparedness Section, NATO HQ Brussels

Moderator: 

Ms. Egle MURAUSKAITE, Senior Researcher and Simulation Developer, ICONS Project / START University of Maryland

14:55 -15:05 Coffee Break

15:05-15:30 Russia’s Regime Evolution

Speaker:

Mr. Garry KASPAROV, chess grandmaster, former World Chess Champion, writer, and political activist

Moderator:

Mrs. Vilija VAITKUTE-PAVAN, Head of the Dispute Resolution practice group, Partner at Valiunas Ellex law firm, Lithuania

15:30- Sum Up

Ms. Dovilė ŠUKYTĖ, Eastern Europe Studies Center, Analytic, Lithuania

Closing of the Conference

Col (ret) Vaidotas MALINIONIS, National Defence Foundation, Managing Director

NOTE:

  1. The conference will be translated into both Lithuanian and English languages.

  1. The conference will be broadcast on www.lrs.lt and www.delfi.lt

  1. There will be no registration to the conference on the day of the event. The registration will be available until the 2nd of March, 12:00 h at www.lrs.lt/registracija

 

 


[1] The registration must be confirmed via a link that you receive to your e-mail. Registration at www.lrs.lt/registracija will be available until 2nd of March, 12:00 h.

 

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