Moderez unul din panelurile acestui important forum cu participare interna si internationala de top. Multumesc Aspen Romania si GMF Romania !
Institutul Aspen România, în parteneriat cu Divizia de Diplomaţie Publică a NATO și biroul din București al German Marshall Fund al Statelor Unite, organizează Atlantic-Black Sea Security Forum – Bracing for the Storm – Is United Western Action Possible?, un eveniment internațional la nivel înalt, care va avea pe 5 iunie 2018, începând cu ora 10:00, la Palatul Parlamentului, sala Nicolae Bălcescu.
Evenimentul se bucură de sprijinul Ministerului Apărării Naționale, Ministerului Afacerilor Externe și Serviciului Român de Informații, având totodată PwC România în calitate de knowledge partner.
Atlantic – Black Sea Security Forum se adresează și servește decidenților, experților și publicului general, oferind o platformă regională pentru gândirea în perspectivă a politicilor economice și de securitate. Printre speakerii confirmați se regăsesc James Appathurai, Adjunct al Asistentului Secretarului General pentru Afaceri Politice și Politica de Securitate și Reprezentant Special al Secretarului General al NATO pentru Caucaz şi Asia Centrală; Mihai Fifor, Ministrul Apărării Naționale; Teodor Meleșcanu, Ministrul Afacerilor Externe; Judy Dempsey, Senior Fellow la Carnegie Europe și Redactor-șef Strategic Europe; general Nicolae Ciucă, Șeful Statului Major; Stephen Flanagan, Senior Political Scientist la RAND Corporation; Constantin Ionescu, Consilier de Stat – Departamentul Securităţii Naţionale și Directorul Oficiului Informaţii Integrate, Administrația Prezidențială; Arnold Dupuy, Profesor Adjunct de Științe Politice la Virginia Tech; Bogdan Belciu, Partener Pwc România; Alina Bărgăoanu, Expert în cadrul grupului de lucru european pentru elaborarea strategiei de combatere a fenomenului ştirilor false.
Obiectivul acestui eveniment este de a valorifica relevanța României în regiune precum și pozitionarea sa ca hub în Sud-Estul Europei, dedicat industriei de apărare și capacității sale de a susține eforturile militare ale țărilor din regiune. Forumul pune în lumină riscurile si amenințările din vecinătatea estică a Alianței, menținând în același timp un rol activ de contribuitor la un dialog aprofundat pe teme complexe de securitate privind domeniile de interes ce includ aspectele geo-politice și economice ale apărării Alianței Transatlantice, în special cele ce fac referire la regiunea extinsă a Mării Negre.
Totodată, Forumul reprezinta o platformă pentru discuții politice ample cu privire la agenda politică și militară a NATO, cu scopul de a fundamenta pregătirea Summitului NATO din iulie 2018.
13:30 – 14:00 Welcome & Registration
14:00 – 14:15 Welcome Remarks and Introductions (closed to public & press, by invitation only)
- Mircea Geoana, President, Aspen Institute Romania
- Alina Inayeh, Director of the Bucharest Office, German Marshall Fund of the United States
14:15 – 16:00 Young Strategic Leaders Security Conference (closed to public & press, by invitation only)
As a representative of solidarity and cohesion, NATO’s historical mission of ensuring international security through both military support and dialogue among states was possible due to continuous efforts of adapting to global trends and strong partnerships with other international organizations. Among these, the collaboration with the European Union was placed at the core of NATO’s long term strategies. How will you envision a collaboration between the EU (via PESCO) and NATO in regards to the Eastern Flank? How will the European member states approach its future development?
- Daria Catalui, Cyber Awareness Coordinator , European Commission, AIR Fellow
- Bruno Lete, Senior Fellow, Security and Defense, German Marshall Fund of the US
- Ana Catauta, AIR Fellow
- Mihai Todor, Advisor to Deputy Director, Romanian Intelligence Service, AIR Fellow
- Eva Bounegru, Project Manager, United Nations Development Programme Moldova, AIR Fellow
- Muzaffer Şenel, Assistant Professor, İstanbul Şehir University, AIR Fellow
- Irina Tkeshelashvili, Assistant to Coordinator, L.Kirkland Scholarship Program, Wroclaw, AIR Fellow
- Ambassador Doru Costea, Aspen Romania Strategy Group
16:00 – 16:15 Coffee Break
16:15 – 17:00 Conclusions & Further steps (closed to public & press, by invitation only)
19:30 – 22:00 Cocktail Reception (closed to public & press, by invitation only)
Nicolae Balcescu Hall, Palace of Parliament
9:30 – 10:00 Registration & Welcome Coffee
10:00 – 10:15 Welcome Remarks and Introductions
- Mircea Geoana, President, Aspen Institute Romania
- Alina Inayeh, Director of the Bucharest Office, German Marshall Fund of the United States
10:15 – 10:40 Opening address
- Mihai Fifor, Minister of National Defense, Romania
- E. Teodor Melescanu, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Romania
- James Appathurai, Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Political Affairs and Security Policy and NATO Secretary General’s Special Representative for the Caucasus and Central Asia
10:40 – 11:40 Weathering the Storm
A strategic area in Europe, the Black Sea and its extended region, plays a major role in global relations, as the playfield of geopolitical forces and battlefield of opposing interests. The security of this space has become increasingly complicated over the past decade, leading NATO to a substantial increase in its presence and activity in the region. New challenges coming from external actors (Russia, Iran, Syria), and from actors within the Trans-Atlantic alliance (Turkey) ask for a reassessment of the potential and vulnerabilities of the Black Sea region, and its impact on European security and defense.
10:40 – 11:40 Nothing New on the Eastern Flank?
- Nicolae Ciuca, Chief of the Romanian General Staff, Ministry of National Defense, Romania
- Stephen Flanagan, Senior Political Scientist, RAND Corporation
- Behlul Ozkan, Associate Professor, Marmara University
Moderator: Bruno Lete, Senior Fellow, Security and Defense, German Marshall Fund of the US
11:40 – 11:50 Coffee Break
11:50 – 12:40 Extended security threats and vulnerabilities – the Greater Black Sea
- George Ciamba, Secretary of State for Bilateral Relations and Strategic Affairs within the Euro-Atlantic Area, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
- Constantin Ionescu, State Adviser, Head of the Integrated Intelligence Office, Presidential Administration
- Batu Kutelia, VicePresident, Atlantic Council of Georgia
- Sergiy Gerasymchuk, Expert, Strategic and Security Studies Group, Ukraine
- Oytun Orhan, Expert, Center for Middle East Strategic Studies, Turkey
Moderator: Alina Inayeh, Director of the Bucharest Office of the German Marshall Fund of the US
12:40 – 13:30 2% of GDP – Political Fetish or Necessity?
- Arnold Dupuy, Adjunct Professor of Political Science at Virginia Tech and International Politics And Energy Geo-Politics at George Mason University
- Bogdan Belciu, Partner, PwC
- Brigadier General Ovidiu-Liviu Uifăleanu, Chief of the Romanian Land Forces Staff (TBC)
Moderator: Radu Tudor, Political and Defense Analyst
13:30 – 14:10 Lunch Break
14:10 – 15:40 Heading to the NATO Summit
The upcoming NATO summit will give the members the opportunity to take stock of the renewed threats to the Alliance, as well as to refine its answers to these threats. In the East and in the South a recalibration of responses and pro-active measure is needed, and so is a deeper look at some of the untraditional challenges. In the face of direct and indirect attacks from external actors, and of the coolness of relations between the two shores of the Atlantic, united action, more needed than ever, is increasingly difficult to be achieved.
14:10 – 14:40 Conversation on determining whether a United Western Action Still Possible?
Judy Dempsey, Senior Fellow at Carnegie Europe and Editor-in-Chief of its blog, Strategic Europe
Mircea Geoana, President of the Aspen Institute Romania
14:40 – 15:40 Maintaining unity in action
The current international context places numerous challenges to the unity and coherence of “the West”. Internal and external strains are acting convergent to weaken the role of the trans-Atlantic community, to diminish its influence and power of attraction and, more practically, to diminish its joint action and outreach. A solution may come from reshaping current institutions and from instrumentalist of ‘the new generation challenges’: cyber-attacks, fake news, allowing their transformation into means of proper action, reinforcing the general state of international security.
- Judy Dempsey, Senior Fellow at Carnegie Europe and Editor-in-Chief of its blog, Strategic Europe
- Adrian Paraluta, Head of Analysis Division, Romanian Intelligence Service
- Alina Bargaoanu, Member of the High-Level Expert Group on Fake News and Digital Disinformation, European Commission
Moderator: Dorin Pena, General Manager, CISCO Romania
15:40 – 16:00 Conclusions
DEPUTY ASSISTANT SECRETARY GENERAL FOR POLITICAL AFFAIRS AND SECURITY POLICY, NATO
James Appathurai was appointed Deputy Assistant Secretary General in December 2010. As DASG, he is responsible for NATO’s political
MEMBER OF THE HIGH-LEVEL EXPERT GROUP ON FAKE NEWS AND DIGITAL DISINFORMATION, EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Alina Bârgăoanu is a Romanian communication scholar, dean of the College of Communication and Public Relations, National University of Political
SECRETARY OF STATE FOR BILATERAL AND STRATEGIC AFFAIRS WITHIN THE EURO-ATLANTIC AREA, MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF ROMANIA
George Ciamba is a career diplomat who has joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Romania in December 1990.
Gen. Nicolae Ciucă
CHIEF OF THE ROMANIAN GENERAL STAFF, MINISTRY OF NATIONAL DEFENCE
General Ciuca began his military education at the “Tudor Vladimirescu” Military High–school in 1985. He then continued his military studies in Sibiu, Fagaras and Bucharest where he studied at Academy for Advanced Military Studies between 1993 and 1995. Between June 2002 and January 2003, he was the commander of the ROU Battalion participating in the […]
SENIOR FELLOW AT CARNEGIE EUROPE & EDITOR-IN-CHIEF OF STRATEGIC EUROPE
Judy Dempsey is Senior fellow at Carnegie Europe and editor-in-chief of its blog, Strategic Europe. Prior to joining Carnegie in 2012, she was a columnist for the International New York Times after serving as the International Herald Tribune’s Germany Correspondent between 2004-2011. Before moving to Berlin, Dempsey was the diplomatic correspondent for the Financial Times […]
ADJUNCT PROFESSOR OF POLITICAL SCIENCE, VIRGINIA TECH AND GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY
Arnold Dupuy is a Booz Allen Hamilton employee working as an analyst at the U.S. Department of Defense in the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of
Stephen J. Flanagan
SENIOR POLITICAL SCIENTIST, RAND CORPORATION
Stephen J. Flanagan is a Senior Political Scientist at the RAND Corporation in Washington. His research interests include U.S. defense strategy, alliance and partnership relations in Europe/Eurasia and East Asia and the Pacific, strategic deterrence, and outer space security. Flanagan served in several senior positions in the U.S. government over the past four decades including: […]
EXPERT, STRATEGIC AND SECURITY STUDIES GROUP
Sergiy is involved in political studies since 2001 and has the experience of working for the Secretariat of the Parliament of Ukraine, scientific research institutions under the President of Ukraine and under Security and Defense Council of Ukraine. Besides, he was involved in the project implemented by national and international think tanks in Ukraine and […]
STATE ADVISER – HEAD OF THE INTEGRATED INTELLIGENCE OFFICE
Constantin Ionescu (born 1956) graduated from the Faculty of Aeronautics, the University „Politehnica” of Bucharest. He worked as an engineer and researcher at the Aircraft Company in Bacău, the National Institute for Thermic Engines, INCREST and COMOTI SA (1982-1992). Between 1992 and 2000, he was a member of the Chamber of Deputies as secretary of […]
VICE PRESIDENT, ATLANTIC COUNCIL OF GEORGIA
Ambassador Kutelia is the Vice President of the Atlantic Council of Georgia and the Next Generation Leader fellow at the McCain Institute for International Leadership. During his 17 year of public service he served in numerous key positions, including the Deputy Secretary of the National Security Council of Georgia, since January 2011 till November 2013, […]
SENIOR FELLOW, SECURITY AND DEFENSE, THE GERMAN MARSHALL FUND OF THE US
Bruno Lété currently serves as a senior fellow of security and defense at The German Marshall Fund of the United States in Brussels. He provides analysis and advice on trends in geopolitics and on international security and defense policy. He focuses primarily on the EU Common Security & Defense Policy, NATO, and developments in Central […]
H.E. Teodor Meleșcanu
MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF ROMANIA
Teodor Meleșcanu was appointed minister for foreign affairs of Romania on January 4th, 2017. This is his third term in office, having previously held this position between 1992 and 1996, and in November 2014. He holds the diplomatic rank of ambassador since 1996. Minister Meleșcanu has extensive political and administrative experience: three times senator in […]
RESEARCHER, CENTER FOR MIDDLE EAST STRATEGIC STUDIES (ORSAM), TURKEY
Oytun Orhan, who started to work as a researcher in the Middle East Department at ASAM (Center for Eurasian Strategic Studies) in 1999, continued to work here until 2009. Orhan has been working as a researcher at ORSAM (Center for Middle Eastern Strategic Studies) since 2009. Mainly working on Syria and Lebanon, Orhan has carried […]
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, DEPARTMENT OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, MARMARA UNIVERSITY
Behlül Özkan received his PhD from Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University in 2009. He is currently Associate Professor in the Department
GENERAL MANAGER, CISCO ROMANIA
Dorin Pena (35) has been serving as the General Manager of Cisco Romania for the last 5 years, responsible for the overall business of Cisco in Romania. Dorin has been with Cisco for more than 9 years, during which time he has been responsible for the Service Provider segment, and fulfilled different sales roles in […]
POLITICAL AND DEFENSE ANALYST
Born on July 24, 1970. 25 years experience in media as tv host and anchor, columnist and radio collaborator. Covering NATO Summits since 1994, moderator and invitee to several events on institutions, forums and NGO’s for defence, security, intelligence and foreign affairs : NATO, SHAPE, Aspen Institute, German Marshal Fund and others.
Radu Tudor is the host of daily political show “Punctul de intalnire” at Antena 3 TV, the CNN partner in Romania.
Awarded in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2014 and 2015 by Romanian Association of Professionals in Television (APTR).
Since 2000, Radu Tudor is Jane’s Defence Weekly correspondent in Romania.
Radu Tudor is a graduate of the Higher School of Journalism, graduate in audio-visual media at Faculty of Journalism Bucharest, a graduate of National Defense College (1995) and the National Security College (2001). He has a Masters in National Security (2007) from the National Defense University “Carol I”.
Besides journalistic studies, Radu Tudor has a solid background on analysis on defense, intelligence, international relations. Quoted in articles and studies by US Atlantic Council, Rand Corporation, International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence, Strategic Studies Institute – US Army War College, New York Times, BBC.
You can also find his comments and analysis on www.radu-tudor.ro.