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THURSDAY, JUNE 06, 2013
12:00 pm - 01:00 pm 

Book Presentation: "Shaping South East Europe's Security Community for the 21st Century: Trust, Partnership, and Integration"

This book was initiated by the Atlantic Council of Montenegro and published by the Palgrave-Macmillan.  Shaping South East Europe's Security Community for the Twenty-First Century brings together leading academic specialists and policy practitioners to explore and develop cooperative approaches for managing critical contemporary and emerging security challenges for South East Europe and the wider international community.  Each chapter has been co-authored by a mix of representatives from the countries of South East Europe, the U.S., and other interested regional parties, who were participants at the previous 2BS Forums.

 
Venue: Faculty of Political Science, University of Montenegro

The book will be presented by its editors:

Dr. Sharyl Cross, Professor at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies and
Dr. Savo Kentera, President of the Atlantic Council of Montenegro,
Dr. Craig Nation, Professor at the U.S. Army War College

And contributing author: Admiral Dragan Samardžić, Chief of Defense, Montenegro

Moderator: Prof. Dr. Sonja Tomović-Šundić, Dean of the Faculty of Political Science, University of Montenegro

06:30 pm - 08:00 pm 

Welcoming Reception:

Hosted by Mr. Lazar Rađenović, Mayor, Municipality of Budva

By Invitation Only

Venue: The Citadel, Old Town, Budva

Dress Code: Black Tie/Official Uniform

09:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Night Owl Session I: Cooperation and Partnership between Civilian and Military Intelligence Services 

Partnership and mutual cooperation between intelligence services is very important in today’s globalized world. The true example of successful cooperation between intelligences services is CIA-MI6 cooperation. Do we have sincere and open cooperation between intelligence agencies in the Western Balkan countries? If not, what can be done to improve that cooperation? How intelligence services can find way to cooperate, setting aside differences produced by conflict and ethnic tensions in the past? Future of the newly created Montenegrin Military Intelligence service and its  cooperation with the civilian service (ANB).

(Chatham House Rule)

Venue: Conference Hall Petrović, Splendid Hotel

Moderator:  Mr. Henry PLATER-ZYBERK, Senior Research Fellow at the Prague Security Studies Institute

Panelists:
Col. Ilirjan BALLIU, Director of the Military Intelligence Service, Ministry of Defense, Albania  
Mr. Marinko ŠILJEGOVIĆ, Assistant Minister for Security and Intelligence Affairs, Ministry of Defense, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Mr. Ferdinand ODŽAKOV, Director of the Military Intelligence and Security Service, Ministry of Defense, Macedonia
Mr. Goran POLEKSIĆ, Head of the Military Intelligence Service, Ministry of Defense, Montenegro

Ms. Ljiljana IVANOVIĆ, National Security Agency, Montenegro 
Brig. Gen. Dragan VLADISAVLJEVIĆ, Director of the Military Intelligence Agency, Ministry of Defense, Serbia
Mr. Boštjan PERNE, Director of the Intelligence and Security Service, Ministry of Defense, Slovenia

 

FRIDAY, JUNE 07, 2013
 

10:00 am - 10:45 am

Official Opening

Venue: Conference Hall Petrović, Splendid Hotel

Mr. Lazar RAĐENOVIĆ, Mayor, Municipality of Budva, Montenegro

Dr. Savo KENTERA, President, Atlantic Council of Montenegro

H.E. Mrs. Sue K. BROWN, U.S. Ambassador to Montenegro 

H.E. Dr. Igor LUKŠIĆ, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration of Montenegro

10:45 am - 11:00 am 

Coffee Break and Group Photo

11:00 am - 12:30 pm 

Panel I: NATO’s Open Door Policy 

Is NATO suffering enlargement fatigue? Is the Western Balkan really ready to join? Is there actually an appetite?

Venue: Conference Hall Petrović, Splendid Hotel

Moderator:   Dr. Savo KENTERA, President, Atlantic Council of Montenegro

Panelists:

H.E. Dr. Milica PEJANOVIĆ-ĐURIŠIĆ, Minister of Defense, Montenegro
Dr. Božo CERAR, State Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Slovenia
Mrs. Ana TRIŠIĆ BABIĆ, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Dr. Matthew RHODES, Professor of National Security Studies,  The College of International and Security Studies, Marshall Center 
 
12:30 pm - 01:00 pm 

Coffee Break 

01:00 pm - 02:30 pm 

Panel II: Post-Afghanistan Partnerships 

Thanks to ISAF, NATO has acquired lot of new partners such as Australia, Mongolia, and South Korea. How can NATO keep these partnerships alive beyond the Afghanistan mission?

Venue: Conference Hall Petrović, Splendid Hotel

Moderator: Dr. Tanja MIŠČEVIĆ, Professor, Faculty of Political Science in Belgrade and former State Secretary for Defense Policy of the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Serbia

Panelists:
VADM Dragan SAMARDŽIĆ,  Chief of the General Staff, Army of Montenegro
Gen. George W. CASEY,  retired U.S. Army General, Chief of Staff of the United States Army (2007 - 2011)
RADM Giorgio LAZIO,   Chief of Staff, NATO Maritime Command (NATO HQ MARCOM)

02:30 pm - 03:30 pm 

Lunch 

07:00 pm - 08:30 pm 

Reception 

Hosted by H.E. Dr. Milica PEJANOVIĆ-ĐURIŠIĆ, Minister of Defense of Montenegro

By Invitation Only

Venue:  Navy Museum, Porto Montenegro, Tivat

Dress Code: Black Tie/Official Uniform

0630 pm                    Departure in front of the Hotel Splendid
0700 pm – 0830 pm    Reception, Navy Museum, Tivat
0830 pm                    Departure to Splendid Hotel

SATURDAY, JUNE 08, 2013
10:00 am - 11:30 am 

Panel III: New Momentum for Serbia and Kosovo* - Regional Implications

The unresolved question regards the dialogue between Serbia and Kosovo* has for the past decade remained a key question not just for the countries concerned, but also for the region as a whole, including key areas of policy such as EU accession, regional economic development, human security and so on.  What implications does the outcome from the recent Belgrade-Pristine negotiation process have on these policy areas, and especially the EU integration processes most are striving for? In terms of the regional angle, how has the negotiation process impacted neighboring countries or is it still to early to tell? Can the EU expect to see an improvement in security and development, which is a key concern for most?

Venue: Conference Hall Petrović, Splendid Hotel

Moderator: Ms. Marina KOMAD, Deutsche Welle, Bonn  
 

Panelists:

Amb. Philip T. REEKER, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs, Department of State, United States of America
G. Vladimir BOŽOVIĆ, State Secretary, Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Serbia
H.E. Mr.  Agim ÇEKU,  Minister of Security Forces for the Republic of Kosovo*
Dr. Janusz BUGAJSKI, Senior Associate, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), and independent analyst, United States of America
 
*This name does not prejudice the status, and it is in accordance with the UN Security Council Resolution 1244 and opinion of the International Court of Justice on the Kosovo’s declaration of independence.

11:30 am - 11:45 am 

Coffee Break 

11:45 am - 01:15 pm 

Panel IV: The Rise of Turkey in the Balkans

What is behind Turkey's new assertiveness in the western Balkans? Is it an example of "neo-Ottoman" imperial dreams, economic interests or strategic goals?

Venue: Conference Hall Petrović, Splendid Hotel

 
Moderator: Dr. Amadeo WATKINS, Director, INNDEGO

Panelists:
Amb.  Hasan GÖĞÜŞ, Deputy Undersecretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey
Dr. Mustafa AYDIN, Professor and Rector, Kadir Has University, Istanbul, Turkey
Mr. Greg OHANNESSIAN,  Analyst and Project Manager, Institute for Near East and Gulf Military Analysis, INEGMA, Dubai
Dr. Craig R. NATION, Director, Russian and Eurasian Studies, Department of National Security & Strategy, U.S. Army War College

01:15 pm - 01:30 pm 

Coffee Break 

01:30 pm - 03:00 pm 

Panel V: US - Russia Relations: Rivalry of Partnership?

With the US-Russia elections over, what are the prospects for the next decade? Putin’s idea of some sort of Eurasian treaty and his efforts to push more for CSTO and Shanghai cooperation. Where it leaves NATO and how can NATO work with these organizations? U.S.-Russia relations from rivalry to partnership? Russia’s influence in SEE and U.S. influence in Caucasus – rival influences contrary to partnerships?

Venue: Conference Hall Petrović, Splendid Hotel

 
Moderator: Dr. Sharyl CROSS, Professor, The College of International and Security Studies, Marshall Center
 

Panelists: 
Dr. Nadia ARBATOVA,  Professor Institute of World Economy and International Relations, Russia
Mr. Gennady SYSOEV, Editor in Chief of Foreign Policy, “Komersant”, Russia

Amb. Robert S. GELBARD, Atlantic Council of the US

Mr. Scott W. ROENICKE, Senior Politico-Military Advisor (Russia) Joint Chiefs of Staff, Pentagon

 

0300 pm – 0315 pm Closing of the Forum

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