1 October, 2015 – 08:00 to 18:00
The Willard InterContinental Hotel 1401 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington DC


The CEPA Forum is the leading annual transatlantic security conference in Washington, DC. It is organized by The Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA), a U.S. think-tank dedicated to the study of Central and Eastern Europe.

The Forum highlights the transformative economic, strategic and political potential of the countries between the Baltic and Black Seas and their importance to the United States. It brings together more than 400 leaders from government and business for meetings focused on strengthening U.S. engagement in Central and Eastern Europe.

The goal of the CEPA Forum is to strengthen U.S. – CEE ties at both the intellectual and people-to-people levels through structured annual engagement on important themes in transatlantic policy. The CEPA Forum provides an opportunity for U.S. and CEE officials, experts and corporate leaders to engage in candid discussions about CEE defense priorities, changes in American strategic thinking and NATO security cooperation.

The 2015 Forum will be held in Washington on October 1, 2015 in partnership with the Czech Presidency of the Visegrád Group. The CEPA Forum will feature the participation of globally-recognized leaders and prominent thinkers in U.S.-CEE relations. Confirmed speakers  include Toomas Hendrik Ilves, President of Estonia, Lubomír Zaorálek, Czech Minister of Foreign Relations, Lt. General Ben Hodges, Commander of U.S. Army in Europe, Jan Hamáček, President of the Czech Chamber of Deputies, Radosław Sikorski, former Polish Foreign Minister, Representative Ed Royce, Chairman, House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Richard Stengel, Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs, and many others.

Day 2 of the CEPA forum features Senior Expert Roundtables. CEPI’s Director Milan Nič will be speaking at the panel on Europe’s Migrant Crisis: V4 Perspectives.

The breakout session “Preparing for the Warsaw NATO Summit” will be co-hosted by The Slovak Atlantic Commission and The Polish Institute of International Affairs.

You can download the program of the event here and learn more about the CEPA Forum here.

If you wish to read the event report for Europe’s Migrant Crisis: V4 Perspectives panel, click here.