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GLOBSEC 2018 Bratislava Forum - Programme

18.05.201808:00 - 09:00

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Closed Session: GLOBSEC European Security Initiative (Gesi) Kick-Off Meeting

GESI build upon the success of GLOBSEC NATO Adaptation Initiative (GNAI) and constitutes GLOBSEC’s new flagship defence policy project which advocates for coherent and robust EU defence and security posture. It aims to produce innovative and complex policy recommendations with the aim of strengthening Europe’s defence capabilities and operational readiness for a wide spectrum of challenges. This meeting is upon separate invitation only.

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18.05.201808:00 - 09:30

Grand Living room (Dining room)

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18.05.201809:00 - 10:30

Danube Space, River Park Plaza

New Days, New Threats: Adapting Nato’s Strategy

H. E. Jüri Luik, Minister of Defence of the Republic of Estonia
Amb. Tacan Ildem, Assistant Secretary General for Public Diplomacy, NATO, Brussels
Gen. Philip Breedlove, former NATO Supreme Allied Commander Europe, Atlanta
Gen. (Ret.) John Allen, President, The Brookings Institution, Washington, D. C.
Led by: Tom Clark, Chair, Public Affairs and Communications, Global Public Affairs, Ottawa

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18.05.201809:00 - 10:30

Maria Theresia, Grand Hotel River Park

Facing Cyber Futures

Hon. Marina Kaljurand, former Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Estonia; Chair, Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace, Tallinn
Melissa Hathaway, Senior Adviser, Cybersecurity Initiatives, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard University, Cambridge
Isaac Ben-Israel, Head of Blavatnik Interdisciplinary Cyber Research Center, Tel Aviv University
Mike Maddison, Partner, EMEIA Advisory Cyber Leader, Ernst & Young, London
Led by: Patrick Tucker, Technology Editor, Defense One, New York

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18.05.201809:00 - 10:00

Habsburg, Grand Hotel River Park

GLOBSEC Sustainability Platform: Role of the 21st Century Companies in Achieving the UNSDGs

Mari Kiviniemi, Deputy Secretary-General, OECD, Paris
Frederic De Wilde, President European Union, Philip Morris International, Lausanne
Jan Krzysztof Bielecki, Chairman of the Partners Board, Ernst & Young Poland, Warsaw
Led by: Kathleen Koch, Author, Journalist, and Founder, LeadersLink, Washington, D.C.

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18.05.201809:00 - 10:00

Deluxe 439

Closed Session: Globsec Artificial Intelligence for Security Initiative (G-AISI) Kick-Off Meeting

G-AISI is another initiative of GLOBSEC which builds upon the success of GLOBSEC NATO Adaptation Initiative (GNAI). As artificial intelligence (AI) is becoming one of the key defining features of the future of global technological advancement, GLOBSEC is establishing a task force which would address the implications of AI’s rise for the transatlantic security. This meeting is upon separate invitation only.

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18.05.201810:00 - 11:00
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18.05.201811:00 - 12:00

Danube Space, River Park Plaza

One Size Does Not Fit All: Multispeed & Multishaped Union

H. E. Peter Pellegrini, Prime Minister of the Slovak Republic
H. E. Andrej Babiš, Prime Minister of the Czech Republic
Hon. Maroš Šefčovič, Vice President for the Energy Union, European Commission, Brussels
Led by: Tom Nuttall, Charlemagne Columnist, The Economist, Brussels

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18.05.201811:00 - 12:30

Habsburg, Grand Hotel River Park

Innovation for Transition to Green Economy

Opening remarks by: H. E. László Sólymos, Minister of Environment of the Slovak
Republic
Norbert Kurilla, State Secretary, Ministry of Environment of the Slovak Republic
Artur Runge-Metzger, Director, DG Climate Action, European Commission, Brussels
Klaus Födinger, Managing Director and Chairman of the Board, CRH Slovakia, Bratislava
Lukáš Kuzmiak, Principal Banker, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Bratislava
Led by: Gabriela Fischerová, Director General, Directorate of Climate Change and Air Pollution, Ministry of Environment of the Slovak Republic

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18.05.201812:00 - 13:30
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18.05.201813:30 - 15:00

Danube Space, River Park Plaza

Middle East in Turmoil: Achieving Lasting Stability

Keynote remarks by: H. E. Anwar Mohammed Gargash, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs of the United Arab Emirates
Hon. Carl Bildt, former Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Sweden; Co-Chair, European Council on Foreign Relations, Stockholm
Catherine Ashton, Chair, Global Europe Program, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, former High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, London
Gen. (Ret.) John Allen, President, The Brookings Institution, Washington, D. C.
Led by: Steve Clemons, Washington Editor-at-Large, The Atlantic, Washington, D. C.

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18.05.201813:30 - 14:30

Maria Theresia, Grand Hotel River Park

The Western Balkans Chessboard

H. E. Ivica Dačić, First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia
H. E. Ditmir Bushati, Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Albania
H. E. Nikola Dimitrov, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Macedonia
H. E. Predrag Bosković, Minister of Defence of Montenegro
Christian Danielsson, Director General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations, European Commission, Brussels
Led by: Jochen Bittner, Political Editor, Die Zeit, Hamburg

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18.05.201813:30 - 14:30

Habsburg, Grand Hotel River Park

Education Disrupted: Building Skills in the Age Of AI

Peter Vesterbacka, Founder, Slush; Co-Founder, Lightneer; former Mighty Eagle, Angry Birds, Helsinki
Larry Schuette, Director of Global Science and Technology Engagement, Lockheed Martin, Washington, D. C.
Led by: Alena Kudzko, Deputy Research Director, GLOBSEC Policy Institute, Bratislava

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18.05.201814:00 - 15:30

Ferdinand 1+2

Closed Session: Defending Europe's Flanks (In cooperation with George C. Marshall Center)

NATO faces a diverse spectrum of challenges emanating from its East and South. While the challenges posed by Russia are not entirely novel to the Alliance, the nexus migration-crime-terrorism are representing a new generation of threats to the stability of Europe. As the impact of the threats are common to NATO and EU, both organization must seek avenues in addressing them – in the Baltics, Mediterranean, Black Sea region and also in the cyber domain.

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18.05.201814:45 - 15:15

Maria Theresia, Grand Hotel River Park

Paris Minus Washington: Climate Change Persists

Hon. Maroš Šefčovič, Vice President for the Energy Union, European Commission, Brussels
Led by: Sara Stefanini, Freelance Journalist, London

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18.05.201814:30 - 15:30
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18.05.201815:00 - 16:30

Danube 933

Closed Session: Brexit and its implications an the European Union

Brexit is a historical moment both in the existence of the European Union and the United Kingdom. It is approaching fast, and we need to think about how it will affect the European Union: economically as well as politically.

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18.05.201815:30 - 16:30

Danube Space, River Park Plaza

Trump’s Transatlantic Bond

Hon. Carl Bildt, former Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Sweden; Co-Chair, European Council on Foreign Relations, Stockholm
Catherine Ashton, Chair, Global Europe Program, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, former High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, London
Damon Wilson, Executive Vice President, Atlantic Council, Washignton, D. C.
Led by: Natalie Nougayrède, Editorial Board Member and Columnist, Guardian, London

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18.05.201815:30 - 16:30

Maria Theresia, Grand Hotel River Park

Populism: Is the Tide Over Yet?

Jakub Wiśniewski, Vice President, GLOBSEC; Director, GLOBSEC Policy Institute, Bratislava
Martina Larkin, Head of Europe & Eurasia, Executive Committee, World Economic Forum, Geneva
Randy Scheunemann, Member of the Board of Directors, International Republican Institute, Washington, D. C.
Sophie Gaston, Deputy Director, Demos, London
Led by: Jamie Fly, Director, Future of Geopolitics Program, The German Marshall Fund of the
United States, Washington, D. C.

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18.05.201815:30 - 16:30

Habsburg, Grand Hotel River Park

Remote-Controlled Terrorism: What’s the Price of Freedom?

Introductory remarks by: H. E. Karla Šlechtová, Minister of Defence of the Czech Republic
Erin Marie Saltman, Lead Policy Manager for Counterterrorism and Countering Violent Extremism, Facebook, London
Laurence Bindner, Consultant on the Spread of Jihadist Content Online, Paris
Led by: Ben Makuch, Reporter, Vice News, Toronto

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18.05.201816:00 - 17:30

Grand Living room (Dining room)

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18.05.201816:30 - 17:00
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18.05.201817:00 - 17:30

Danube Space, River Park Plaza

GLOBSEC Chat: Projecting Power in the Post-Rule World Order

Joseph Nye, Distinguished Service Professor, Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard University, Cambridge
Led by: Ali Aslan, International Presenter, Berlin

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18.05.201817:00 - 17:30

Maria Theresia, Grand Hotel River Park

GLOBSEC Talk: Depth and Darkness of the Web

Jeff Moss, Founder and CEO, DEF CON, Seattle

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18.05.201817:00 - 17:30

Habsburg, Grand Hotel River Park

Beyond Survival: Disruptive Tech in Humanitarian Aid

Kilian Kleinschmidt, Founder & CEO, Innovation Planning Agency, Switxboard, Vienna

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18.05.201817:30 - 18:00
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18.05.201818:00 - 19:00

Danube Space, River Park Plaza

Visegrad Refining Relationship with Europe

Ivan Korčok, State Secretary, Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic
H. E. Martin Stropnický, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic
H. E. Jacek Czaputowicz, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland
Levente Magyar, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary
Led by: Matthew Karnitschnig, Chief Europe Correspondent, POLITICO Europe, Brussels

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18.05.201818:00 - 19:00

Maria Theresia, Grand Hotel River Park

Supercompanies: Partners in Leadership?

Gregori Lebedev, Chairman, Center for International Private Enterprise, Washington, D. C.
Scott Carpenter, Managing Director, Jigsaw, Alphabet Inc, Washington, D.C.
Katarína Kakalíková, Director Public Policy, Mastercard, Prague
Led by: Kathleen Koch, Author, Journalist, and Founder, LeadersLink, Washington, D.C.

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18.05.201818:00 - 19:30

Habsburg, Grand Hotel River Park

Peace on Korean Peninsula: No Longer Out of Reach?

Alexei Pushkov, Chairman, Commission on Information Policy, Council of Federation, Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, Moscow
Koichi Ai, Acting Director General, Japan Institute of International Affairs, Tokyo
Gudrun Wacker, Senior Fellow, German Institute for International and Security Affairs, Berlin
Ian Brzezinski, Senior Fellow, Atlantic Council, Washington, D.C.
Tong Zhao, Fellow, Nuclear Policy Programme, Carnegie Tsinghua Center for Global Policy, Beijing
Led by: Theresa Fallon, Director, Centre for Russia Europe Asia Studies, Brussels

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19.05.201809:00 - 10:30

Danube Space, River Park Plaza

Too Much Intel, Too Little Action

Rt. Hon. Baroness Neville-Jones, Member, House of Lords of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Hon. Michael Chertoff, former U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security, Washington, D. C.
Hans-Jakob Schindler, Senior Advisor Counter Extremism Project, Former Coordinator, ISIL (Da’esh), Al-Qaida and Taliban Monitoring Team, United Nations Security Council, New York
Led by: Frank Gardner, Security Correspondent, BBC, London

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19.05.201809:00 - 10:30

Maria Theresia, Grand Hotel River Park

Competition Vs. Cooperation: Stakes in AI Race (In cooperation with Good AI)

Tze Yun Leong, Director, AI Technology, AI Singapore, Singapore
Marek Rosa, CEO & CTO, Good AI, Prague
Danit Gal, Project Assistant Professor, Global Research Institute, Keio University, Tokyo
Led by: Patrick Tucker, Technology Editor, Defense One, New York

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19.05.201809:15 - 10:30

Ferdinand 1+2

Closed Session: Geopolitical Trends in Central Europe (In cooperation with The Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic)

Which Visegrad country favours a neutral position between West and East? Who are the biggest Eurosceptics in the region? Are the young the most pro-European? Which countries are the most satisfied with their EU and NATO membership? Are policies of world leaders recognised by Central Europeans or do they believe in conspiracy theories? What are the trends in public perceptions in the region and what changes occurred within a year? The presentation of GLOBSEC Trends 2018 report, which contains findings of specialised representative public opinion polls, will launch the roundtable debate on the views and perceptions of Central Europeans.

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19.05.201810:30 - 11:00
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19.05.201811:00 - 12:00

Danube Space, River Park Plaza

Terrorism (Not) Bad for Business

Nicholas Rasmussen, former Director, National Counterterrorism Center, Office of the Director of National Intelligence, Washington, D. C.
H.E. Maqsoud Kruse, Executive Director, Hedayah, Abu Dhabi
Magnus Ranstorp, Research Director, Centre for Asymetric Threat Studies, Swedish National Defence College, Stockholm
Led by: Kacper Rekawek, Head of Defence and Security Programme, GLOBSEC Policy Institute, Bratislava

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19.05.201811:00 - 12:00

Maria Theresia, Grand Hotel River Park

Explosive Data: Cyber Threats to Democracy

Marietje Schaake, Member, European Parliament, Brussels
Hon. Michael Chertoff, former U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security,
Washington, D. C.
Samir Saran, Vice President, Observer Research Foundation, New Delhi
Olaf Kolkman, Chief Internet Technology Officer, Internet Society, Amsterdam
Led by: Steve Clemons, Washington Editor-at-Large, The Atlantic, Washington, D. C.

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19.05.201811:00 - 12:15

Grand Living room (Dining room)

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19.05.201812:00 - 12:30
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19.05.201812:30 - 13:30

Danube Space, River Park Plaza

Ukraine: Out of Tune With Europe?

H. E. Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze, Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration
Amb. Martin Sajdik, Special Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office in Ukraine and in the Trilateral Contact Group, OSCE, Vienna
Amb. Kurt Volker, U. S. Special Representative for Ukraine Negotiations, U. S. Department of State, Washington, D. C.
Katarína Mathernová, Deputy Director-General for Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, European Commission, Brussels
Led by: Brian Whitmore, Director, Russia Program, Center for European Policy Analysis, Washington, D.C.

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19.05.201812:30 - 13:30

Maria Theresia, Grand Hotel River Park

Age of Bots and Robotisation of Truth

Jānis Sārts, Director, Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence, NATO, Riga
Scott Carpenter, Managing Director, Jigsaw, Alphabet Inc, Washington, D.C.
Laura M Rosenberger, Director, Alliance for Securing Democracy, Washington, D. C.
Daniel Milo, Head of Strategic Communication Programme, GLOBSEC Policy Institute, Bratislava
Led by: Stephanie Liechtenstein, Reporter, Wiener Zeitung, Vienna

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19.05.201813:30 - 13:45

Danube Space, River Park Plaza

Closing Remarks

Róbert Vass, President, GLOBSEC, Bratislava

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