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May 2019

COFFEE BREAK

May 31, 2019 @ 12:15 - 12:45
Hotel Splendid, III floor
Budva, Montenegro

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

May 31, 2019 @ 12:45 - 14:15
Hotel Splendid, Conference Hall Balšić, III floor
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, 2019 @ 14:15 - 15:45
Hotel Splendid, Restaurant II floor
Budva, Montenegro

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

May 31, 2019 @ 15:45 - 17:15
Hotel Splendid, Conference Hall Balšić, III floor
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, 2019 @ 19:30 - 21:00
Hotel Splendid, Vodena Kočija
Budva, Montenegro

Hosted by Savo Kentera, President of the Atlantic Council of Montenegro

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June 2019

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

June 1, 2019 @ 10:00 - 11:30
Hotel Splendid, Conference Hall Balšić, III floor
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: Damon WILSON, Executive Vice President, Atlantic Council, USA PANELISTS: Hashim THAÇI, President, Kosovo Milo…

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COFFEE BREAK

June 1, 2019 @ 11:30 - 12:00
Hotel Splendid, III floor
Budva, Montenegro

PANEL V: “RISING GHOSTS OF NATIONALISM: BUILDING BLOCKS OF DEMOCRACY IN PERIL?”

June 1, 2019 @ 12:00 - 13:30
Hotel Splendid, Conference Hall Balšić, III floor
Budva, Montenegro

It seems as the same forces of globalization and technological growth that brought the world closer together, blurring and shrinking both the space and time differences, increased perceived inequalities and made people more protective of their ethnic, cultural and religious identities. Carried on the wings of skepticism, anti-immigration sentiment and headed by political leaders who promise easy answers/simple solutions to complex problems, across globe, populist, nationalist and far-right parties have made significant electoral gains. It is unlikely that this populist…

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LATE BRUNCH

June 1, 2019 @ 13:30 - 14:30
Hotel Splendid, Restaurant II floor
Budva, Montenegro

PANEL VI: “AGE OF DISINFORMATION: LEARNING RESILIENCE AND LIVING WITH LIES”

June 1, 2019 @ 14:30 - 16:00
Hotel Splendid, Conference Hall Balšić, III floor
Budva, Montenegro

Even though, it does not possess better technological and financial resources than the United States and Europe, Russia still succeeds in generating significant challenges during the extremely important processes. It is only that Russia anticipated before others that nowadays technology is keeping the world order. Free access to information, speed, anonymity, lack of geographical boundaries transcend traditional concepts of state which makes Russian hybrid tactics and activities much more effective, visible and multilayered. On the other side, news outlets have…

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