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May 2019

WELCOMING RECEPTION (Upon Invitation Only)

May 30 @ 19:30 - 21:00
Hotel Splendid, Pool Area
Budva, Montenegro

OFFICIAL OPENING

May 31 @ 10:00 - 10:30
Hotel Splendid, Conference Hall Petrović
Budva, Montenegro

OPENING KEYNOTE SPEECH:

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PANEL I: “WESTERN BALKANS: GREMLINS OF THE PAST AND FAIRY TALES OF THE FUTURE”

May 31 @ 10:30 - 12:00
Hotel Splendid, Conference Hall Petrović
Budva, Montenegro

Western Balkans has, alike the rest of Europe, been experiencing “the very taste” of geopolitics, with growing influence of Russia, China and Turkey that are exercising their role and influence in the region through carefully crafted soft power “recipes” and offer different visions and frameworks for the region. But to be fair, many of the region’s problems are still internal. From Serbia-Kosovo dispute, ethnic tensions and divisions in Bosnia and Herzegovina to high corruption and unemployment rate and generally unenviable…

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COFFEE BREAK

May 31 @ 12:00 - 12:30
Hotel Splendid, III floor
Budva, Montenegro

PANEL II: “SECURITY REIMAGINED: THE IRONCLAD COMMITMENT TO THE TRANSATLANTIC ALLIANCE PUT TO TEST”

May 31 @ 12:30 - 14:00
Hotel Splendid, Conference Hall Petrović
Budva, Montenegro

We don’t need to look much further in the past than last century to see valuable history lessons. The two world wars taught us what horrific events and tragic losses derive when international relations are not grounded in commonly accepted rules and institutions. Even though NATO’s primary purpose was to safeguard against Soviet Union, nowadays when we mark its 70th anniversary, it seems unjust to qualify NATO only as the most successful military alliance in modern history. NATO is a…

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LUNCH

May 31 @ 14:00 - 15:30
Hotel Splendid, Restaurant II floor
Budva, Montenegro

PANEL III: “THREE SHADES OF RED: RUSSIA, CHINA AND TURKEY – CHANGING GLOBAL POWER DYNAMICS?”

May 31 @ 15:30 - 17:00
Hotel Splendid, Conference Hall Petrović
Budva, Montenegro

For decades, the United States has been "a shining city upon a hill" that led and shaped international - unipolar order, peerless in its influence over the rest of the globe. But power constellations across the globe are shifting and the world order we know is struggling to endure these shifts. Rise of the new global and medium powers that deny important aspects of the world order, as well as the surge of many non-state actors, sub and supranational entities…

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RECEPTION (Upon Invitation Only)

May 31 @ 19:30 - 21:00
Hotel Splendid, TBD
Budva, Montenegro

June 2019

PANEL IV: “PRESIDENTIAL DISCUSSION: IN THE MIND OF A LEADER”

June 1 @ 10:00 - 11:30
Hotel Splendid, Conference Hall Petrović
Budva, Montenegro

We will ask Presidents to share with the audience what keeps them wake at night? How they perceive most important issues of the Western Balkans? What about each of their respective countries? What are the most important steps and initiatives for deeper regional cooperation and common interest in making Western Balkans a safer and more prosperous place, able to counter global challenges in the future? Moderator: Panelists:

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COFFEE BREAK

June 1 @ 11:30 - 12:00
Hotel Splendid, III floor
Budva, Montenegro
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