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Learning to Defend: Adapting Western Experiences in the Baltics

 

Draft programme

Day 1: Wednesday, 20 March 2019

11:00-11:50 Registration

11:50-12:00 Introduction

 

Colonel (ret.) Vaidotas MALINIONIS, Managing Director, National Defence Foundation

12:00            Session 1: Welcoming remarks

Chair Prof. Dr. Jūratė NOVAGROCKIENĖ, Vice-Rector for Studies and Research, General Jonas Žemaitis Military Academy of Lithuania

Mr. Raimundas KAROBLIS, Minister of National Defence, Republic of Lithuania

Colonel Juozas KAČERGIUS, Commandant, General Jonas Žemaitis Military Academy of Lithuania

Major General Vitalijus VAIKŠNORAS, Chief, Defence Staff of the Lithuanian Armed Forces

12:30            Session 2: Keynote address

Chair Assoc. Prof. Dr. Deividas ŠLEKYS, General Jonas Žemaitis Military Academy of Lithuania / Vilnius University

Lieutenant General (ret.) Ben HODGES, Pershing Chair in Security Studies, Center for European Policy Analysis

13:30-14:00 Coffee break

14:00-16:00 Session 3: Strategic-Military Changes in the Baltic Region

Chair Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nortautas STATKUS, General Jonas Žemaitis Military Academy of Lithuania

Dr. Lukas MILEVSKI, Leiden University

Mr. Saulius GASIŪNAS, Ministry of National Defence, Republic of Lithuania

Ms. Claudia MAJOR, SWP (TBC) / Anke Schmidt-Felzmann, General Jonas Žemaitis Military Academy of Lithuania (TBC)

Day 2: Thursday 21 March 2019

08:30-09:00 Tea and coffee

09:00-09:45 Session 4: Keynote remarks

Chair Assoc. Prof. Dr. Margarita ŠEŠELGYTĖ, Institute of International Relations and Political Science, Vilnius University

Brigadier General Almantas LEIKA, Lithuanian Armed Forces

09:45-11:30 Session 5: How We Learned

Chair Assoc. Prof. Dr. Deividas ŠLEKYS, General Jonas Žemaitis Military Academy of Lithuania / Vilnius University

Major General Meelis KIILI, Estonian Armed Forces

Brigadier General Gintautas ZENKEVIČIUS, Lithuanian Training and Doctrine Command

Major General Andis DILĀNS, Baltic Defence College (TBC)

Brigadier General Jarosław KRASZEWSKI, Polish Armed Forces

11:30-12:00 Coffee break

12:00-13:30 Session 6: Development of Military Thought in the Baltic States

Chair Mr. Karolis ALEKSA, Ministry of National Defence, Republic of Lithuania

Colonel Ilmar TAMM, Baltic Defence College

Lieutenant Colonel Rolandas GREIBUS, General Jonas Žemaitis Military Academy of Lithuania

Representative of the Swedish Defence Academy

Lieutenant Colonel Linas IDZELIS, Lithuanian Armed Forces

13:30-14:30 Lunch

14:30-15:15 Session 7: Keynote remarks

Chair Prof. Dr. Mindaugas JURKYNAS General Jonas Žemaitis Military Academy of Lithuania / Vytautas Magnus University

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Deividas ŠLEKYS General Jonas Žemaitis Military Academy of Lithuania / Vilnius University

 

15.15-15.30 Coffee break

 

15:30-16:30 Session 8: Future of the Small States

Chair Assoc. Prof. Dr. Giedrius ČESNAKAS, General Jonas Žemaitis Military Academy of Lithuania

Mr. Charly SALONIUS-PASTERNAK, Finnish Institute of International Affairs

Colonel Jakob SOGARD LARSEN, NFIU Lithuania (TBC)

Lieutenant Colonel Peer PAPENBROOCK, NATO Enhanced Forward Presence Battlegroup Lithuania (TBC)

16:30   Concluding remarks

 

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Deividas ŠLEKYS, General Jonas Žemaitis Military Academy of Lithuania / Vilnius University

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nortautas STATKUS, General Jonas Žemaitis Military Academy of Lithuania


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