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THURSDAY, MAY 5, 2016

 

0500 pm – 0600 pm  BOOK PROMOTION: "EUROATLANTIC INTEGRATION OF THE SECURITY SYSTEMS"

Authors: Dr. Ivan Mašulović, Dr. Andreja Savić, Dr. Damir Črnčec

 

0500 pm – 0630 pm  SIDE EVENT: THE GERMAN MARSHALL FUND’S YOUNG TRANSATLANTIC NETWORK “A CONVERSATION WITH TIM JUDAH”

Moderator: Ms. Aleksandra Obradović, Program Assistant, Balkan Trust for Democracy, the German Marshall Fund of the USA

Introduction: Ms. Snežana Vuković, Program Coordinator, Balkan Trust for Democracy, the German Marshall Fund of the USA

Speaker: Mr. Tim Judah, Author and Journalist, The Economist

For YATA and Young Professionals

Venue: Media Room on III floor, Hotel Splendid

 

0700 pm – 0900 pm  Welcoming Reception (Upon Invitation Only)

Hosted by Dr. Srđa Popović, Mayor of Budva

Venue: Splendid Hotel, Pool area

 

FRIDAY, MAY 6, 2016

 

1000 am – 1030 am  OFFICIAL OPENING

Venue: Conference Hall Petrović, Splendid Hotel

Dr. Savo KENTERA, President of the Atlantic Council of Montenegro

H.E. Amb. Margaret Ann UYEHARA, U.S. Ambassador to Montenegro

KEYNOTE SPEECH:.

H.E. Mr. Milo Đukanović, Prime Minister of Montenegro

 

 

GROUP PHOTO

 

 

1030 am – 1100 am  KEYNOTE SPEECH:

H.E. Amb. Alexander VERSHBOW, Deputy Secretary General, NATO

*followed by Q&A

 

 

1100 am – 1200 pm  PANEL I: “FROM WALES TO WARSAW: HELMING NATO ON THE HIGH SEAS OF TRANSATLANTIC SECURITY”

After the Wales Summit, the Heads of State and Government of Member Countries, this July, will meet in Warsaw. The summit is important because it is happening at a crucial time for the Alliance, as the tectonic plates of Euro-Atlantic security have shifted both in the East and the South. What is new since the last summit and are we moving in the right direction considering the new security environment, if there is one? Are other countries finally ready to meet the new security threats and/or NATO accession criteria in order to receive the invitation to join the Alliance and what will the accession of Montenegro bring both to the country’s security and prosperity as well as to the stability of Balkans?

Moderator: Dr. Valbona ZENELI, Director, Black Sea and Eurasia Program, George C. Marchall European Center for Security Studies

Panelists:

H.E. Mr. Ditmir BUSHATI, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Albania

H.E. Mr. Igor CRNADAK, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Bosnia and Herzegovina

H.E. Prof. Dr. Milica PEJANOVIĆ ĐURIŠIĆ, Minister of Defence, Montenegro

Mr. Robert G. BELL, Secretary of Defense Representative, Europe

Venue: Conference Hall Petrović, Splendid Hotel

 

1200 pm – 1230 pm Coffee Break

 

 

1230 pm - 0130 pm PANEL II: “EU & SE EUROPE: FAILURE TO PROTECT BORDERS?”

The 2015 migration crisis threw a sharp reminder to most EU member states that they are not ready for all security challenges of the 21st century, despite all the warnings over the past decade or more. Many would add that the EU has yet to awaken to most post-Cold War security challenges. The utter disorganization and policy confusion among key EU member states, as well as those on the periphery such as the Western Balkans, is only testament to this observation. Security budgets remain low as the EU countries rather focus on convenient and low cost measures rather than those deemed necessary. What is the role of SE Europe in all this? Is SEE a hostage to this state of affairs and how will it exit this issues, which many have predicted could lead to a worsening of neighborhood relations among SE European states at the very best, and a possible resumption of conflict or “cold war” in the region.

Moderator: Mr. Neđeljko Rudović, Director - PR and communications, Trust Agency, Montenegro

Panelists:

Dr, Thanos DOKOS, Director, ELIAMEP, Greece

Prof. Dr. Fabrizio W. Luciolli, President of the Italian Atlantic Committee and the Atlantic Treaty Asscociation

H.E. Dr. Zoran JOLEVSKI, Minister of Defence, The Republic of Macedonia

Prof. Dr. Igor LUKŠIĆ, UN Secretary -  General Candidate of Montenegro

Venue: Conference Hall Petrović, Splendid Hotel

 

0130 pm – 0300 pm  Lunch

 

0300 pm - 0400 pm  PANEL III: “RUSSIA’S GEOPOLITICAL AWAKENING – GAME CHANGER”

Russia is back in the game on global chessboard and it is more than ready to set some new rules. Past events such as those in Georgia (2008), the ongoing Ukrainian crisis and Russia’s most recent intervention in Syria – clearly demonstrate that while the West thought Russia was eliminated from the world scene, it has re-emerged on the global political and security scene. This included economic security scene, demonstrated in the 2009 Russia-Ukraine gas dispute which had negative impact on several other European states. What will be the longer-term global political consequences of the Russia’s awakening? Can Russia sustain this policy over the medium to long term knowing what damage the Russian economy is facing, not to mention the demographic challenges Russia is facing. These are just some questions, but one thing is certain - “The world will never be the same again”, as the President of the European Council Herman van Rompuy stated after Crimea.

Moderator: Mr. Tim JUDAH, Journalist, The Economist, UK

Panelists:

Mr. Boris REITSCHUSTER, Journalist, Germany

Mr. Robert PSZCZEL, Public Diplomacy Division, NATO HQ

Dr. Andrey KORTUNOV, Director General, Russsian Internatinal Affairs Council, Russia

Mr. James SHERR, Associate Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme, Chatman House, UK

Dr. Matthew ROJANSKY, Director, Kennan Institute, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholar, USA

Venue: Conference Hall Petrović, Splendid Hotel

 

0700 pm – 0830 pm Reception (Upon Invitation Only)

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

Venue: Hotel Queen of Montenegro

 

SATURDAY, MAY 7, 2016

 

0930 am – 1030 am  PRESIDENTIAL DISCUSSION: SHARING SECURITY = SHARING RESPONSIBILITY

Moderator: Dr. Amadeo Watkins, King's College, UK

Panelists:

H.E. Mrs. Kolinda GRABAR KITAROVIĆ, President of Croatia

H.E. Mr. Filip VUJANOVIĆ, President of Montenegro

H.E. Mr. Borut PAHOR, President of Slovenia

Venue: Conference Hall Petrović, Splendid Hotel

 

1030 am - 1130 am  PANEL IV: “US ELECTIONS – CAN WE EXPECT A SHIFT IN US EXTERNAL POLICY?”

President Obama has cut defense spending over his terms in office by almost 20%. While this follows an attempt to shift focus back to US domestic problems and limit foreign engagements, the US has not really managed to fully disengage. Some argue that this policy has in fact led not only to increased violence, new terrorism and a major migration crisis, but has also endangered US interests, which countries such as China are increasingly more ready to test. Will the new US president, no matter Democrat or Republican, be forced to reverse this policy back to a more engaged US, a more resolute US and a more daring US foreign policy? How will this impact Allies such as France, Japan or the UK, which have witnessed similar swings in foreign policy. Will this make the world a better place?

Moderator: Ms. Valerie HOPKINS, Journalist, Balkan Investigative Reporting Network, USA

Panelists:

Amb. Stefano STEFANINI, Senior Advisor, Podesta Group, Italy

Prof. Dr. Julian LINDLEY FRENCH, Vice President, Atlantic Treaty Association, UK

Amb. Laura KENNEDY, Former U.S. Ambassador, USA

Venue: Conference Hall Petrović, Splendid Hotel

 

1130 am – 1200 pm  Coffee Break

 

1200 pm - 0100 pm  PANEL V: “CONFRONTING ISIL – ONE OF THE BIGGEST CHALLENGES”

ISIL is considered one of the biggest threats for security and inner stability of every state ISIL picks as its target. The view on how to combat this terrorist and criminal organization differs from West to East. It seems that it will be impossible to tackle this global threat over the short term. Do the powers engaged in addressing this threat have a common goal and agenda? To what extent is East-West collaboration crucial in confronting this new global threat? What strategy and endeavors must be undertaken in order to restore peace and stability? Can these endeavors be external or should the focus more on internal stabilization mechanisms? To what extent are European countries taking this threat seriously, considering the fact that policy has largely stayed the same over the past 2-3 years?

Moderator: Mr. Jason WISEMAN,Secretary General of the Atlantic Treaty Asscociation (ATA)

Panelists:

Mr. Daniel J. YOCCA, Assistant Legal Attache, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Mr. Erik BARNETT, Attache to European Union and NATO, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Lt. Col. Uri Ben YAAKOV, Senior Researcher, The Interantional Institute for Counter - Terrorsim (ICT), Israel

Gen. John ALLEN, Brookings Institute, USA

Venue: Conference Hall Petrović, Splendid Hotel