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Baltic Military Conference 2019


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, General Jonas Žemaitis Military Academy of Lithuania

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

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

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

12:30-13:00 Session 2: Keynote address “Changes in Finnish Defence Policy after Crimea Annexation”

Mr. Jussi NIINISTÖ, Minister of Defence of Finland


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March 20 – 22



21 March

Military Academy, Silo 5, Vilnius

19.30 – 2100 Night owl session


Common Security Policy for the Baltic Sea Countries


Dr. Margarita ŠEŠELGYTĖ, Institute of International Relations and Political Science, Studies Director (Lithuania)


Lieutenant General (Ret.) Ben HODGES, Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA), Expert, Former Commander of United States Army Europe (USA)

Brigadier General Almantas LEIKA, LTU Army Assistant Chief of Staff J7 HQ JFC Brunssum,

Mr. Giedrimas JEGLINSKAS, Ministry of National Defence, Vice Minister, Lithuania

Brigadier General (Ret.) Fhleming CHRISTENSEN, SAAB AB, Vice President Government Realations

Mr. Heinrich BRAUSS, Senior associate fellow, German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP)

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