SPEAKERS

Adnan Rondić

Presenter and senior reporter, Al Jazeera Balkans

Andreas Umland

Analyst, Stockholm Centre for Eastern European Studies (SCEEUS)

Ashley Rhoades

Defense Policy Researcher, RAND Corporation

Borut Pahor
President of the Republic of Slovenia

Damon M. Wilson
President and CEO, National Endowment for Democracy

Dritan Abazović
Prime Minister of Montenegro

Daniel Markić
Director, Security and Intelligence Agency, Croatia

Edward P. Joseph

Adjunct Lecturer, Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy Institute, Johns Hopkins University

Evelyn N. Farkas 

Executive director, McCain Institute, Arizona State University

Gordana Đurović

Full-Time Professor, University of Montenegro

Ivana Stradner

Jeane Kirkpatrick Fellow, American Enterprise Institute (AEI), USA and Advisor at The Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD)

Jakub Kalenský 

Senior analyst, Hybrid Centre of Excellence, Helsinki

Jasmina Kos

Reporter, Al Jazeera Balkans

Jasna Jelisić

Head of the Western Balkans Task Force, Strategic Communication Division of the European External Action Service, Brussels

Jason Jay Smart

Special Correspondent, Kyiv Pos

Judy Rising Reinke

U.S. Ambassador to Montenegro

Majda Ruge 

Senior Policy Fellow, Wider Europe Program, European Council on Foreign Relations

Milica Pejanović-Đurišić

Chairwoman of the Governance Board, Atlantic Council of Montenegro

Milo Đukanović 

President of Montenegro

Minghao Zhao

Professor at Institute of International Studies, Fudan University and China Forum Expert

Mircea Geoana

Deputy Secretary General of NATO

Miroslav Lajčák
EU Special Representative for the Belgrade-Pristina Dialogue and other Western
Balkan regional issues

Richard Kraemer

President, US-Europe Alliance, non-resident senior fellow, European Values Center for Security Policy, Prague

Mykhailo Samus 

Director, New Geopolitics Research Network

Noah Barkin

Managing Editor in the China practice, Rhodium Group and Visiting Senior Fellow in the Asia Program, German Marshall Fund

Péter Szijjártó

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary

Roman Jakič

Founder & CEO, Galitija Business Consulting

Rumena Filipova 

Chairperson, Institute for Global Analytics, Bulgaria

Savo Kentera
Director of the National Security Agency, Montenegro

Ranko Krivokapić

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Government of Montenegro

Raško Konjević

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defence of Montenegro

Sharyl Cross

Director, Kozmetsky Center, St. Edward’s University (Austin), USA

Siniša Vuković

Senior Lecturer of Conflict Management and Global Policy, Director of the Master of Arts, Global Policy Program (MAGP)

Sifet Podžić
Minister of Defence of BiH

Slavjanka Petrovska
Minister of Defence of the Republic of North Macedonia

Steven Feldstein

Senior fellow for International Peace, Democracy, Conflict, and Governance Program, Carnegie Endowment

 Sir Stuart Peach

UK Prime Minister’s Special Envoy to the Western Balkans

Thomas O’Donnell

Energy & Geopolitical Expert

Urmas Reinsalu

Minister ofForeign Affairs of the Republic of Estonia

Vessela Tcherneva

Deputy Director, Head, ECFR Sofia

Vladimir Shopov 

Visiting policy fellow, European Council on Foreign Relations

Volodymyr Zelenskyy

President of Ukraine