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An interesting gathering……..

November 12, 2010

Well dear readers, most of the time I consider it a blessing not to be stuck in Kyiv……but occasionally there is something there I would just love to be a fly on the wall for:

Last update: November 08, 2010


 KYIV, NOVEMBER 11-12, 2010

(Hotel “InterContinental”, 2A Velyka Zhytomyrska St., flour «-2»)

Changing the Security Paradigm in a Fragmented World

European Dimension


15:00 – 16:00

1st DAY  

PARTICIPANTS’ REGISTRATION (Foyer, Intercontinental Hotel, Floor “-2”) 

16:00 – 18:00 PLENARY SESSION I – Grand Ballroom  
  New threats, new rivalries

  • ·         What is Replacing US Hegemony: Collective Security? Multipolarity?
  • ·         What are the Implications of the ‘Rise of the Rest’?
  • Are we Entering a Period of Climate Politics and /or Resource Wars?   

Moderator: Andriy KULYKOV, journalist, TV presenter, ICTV channel, Ukraine


Opening remarks:

Arseniy YATSENYUK, Member of the Parliament of Ukraine, Leader of the Party “Front Zmin”, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine (2007)



Pavlo KLIMKIN, Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs, Ukraine

Robert SIMMONS, Deputy Assistant SG for Security Cooperation and Partnership, NATO HQ, Brussels (prerecorded address)

Mikhail ZURABOV, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary,  Embassy of Russian Federation to Ukraine (TBC) 

Dr. Theodore MELESCANU, Vice-President of Senate, Minister of National Defence (2007-2008), Minister for Foreign Affairs (1992-1996), Romania   

Giorgi BARAMIDZE, Vice Prime-Minister, State Minister on European and Euro-Atlantic Integration, Georgia

Andrei POPOV, Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs and European Integration, Republic of Moldova  

Robert NURICK, Member, International Institute for Strategic Studies, the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies and the Central Eurasia Studies Society, USA

Petro POROSHENKO, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine (2009-2010), Secretary of National Security and Defence Council (2005), Ukraine


8:30 – 9:00

2nd DAY

PARTICIPANTS’ REGISTRATION (Foyer, Intercontinental Hotel, Floor “-2”)

9:00 – 10:45   PLENARY SESSION II – Grand Ballroom  
  Evolving security dynamics   

  • ·         Is the West Losing its Monopoly on Soft Power? 
  • ·         Transatlantic Relationship: Collective Security or Coalitions of the Willing? 
  • Will Today’s Ministries of Defense be Tomorrow’s Ministries of Security?

Moderator: James GREENE, President, Effective Engagement Strategies LLC, USA


Bogdan AURESCU, Secretary of State for European Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Romania 

Borys TARASYUK, Member of the Parliament of Ukraine, Chairman, Parliamentary Committee on European Integration, Ukraine

Chris DONNELLY, Director, Oxford Institute for Statecraft and Governance, United Kingdom

Dr. Yevgeniy KOZHOKIN, Rector, Academy of Labour and Social Relations; Director, Russia Institute for Strategic Studies (1994-2009), Russian Federation

Michael COX, Professor, London School of Economics, United Kingdom


Dr. James SHERR, Head, Russia and Eurasia Program, Chatham House, United Kingdom

Dr. Bartosz STANISLAWSKI, Research Fellow, Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs, Maxwell School, Syracuse University, USA

10:45 – 11:15 COFFEE BREAK  
NATO’s new strategic concept: rethinking partnerships

Grand Ballroom

  • ·         Will Relations with Georgia and Ukraine be Given New Stimulus?
  • ·         What is the Ideal Role for Russia?
  • Will NATO Policies Towards Post-Soviet States Continue to Cause Internal Divisions?
Two terms, one meaning: national resilience or homeland security? 

Conference Hall 1

  • ·         How do we Define Threats? What Tools and Strategies are Required to Strengthen National Resilience in a Multicultural and Institutionally Diverse Europe?
  • ·         What are the Resources Required to Build Resilience? At what Level Should our Capabilities be?
  • How Effective are Private-Public Partnerships in Protecting Critical Infrastructure?

Moderator:  Dr. Thanos DOKOS, Director General, Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP), Greece


Amb. Marie GERVAIS-VIDRICAIRE, Member of NATO’s New Strategic Concept Group of Experts, Canada

Dr. Andrei ZAGORSKI, Professor and Leading Researcher, Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO), Russian Federation

Dr. Klaus WITTMANN, Brigadier General of Bundeswehr (ret), Former Director Academic Planning and Policy at the NATO Defence College in Rome, Germany

Amb. Valeri RATCHEV, Head of the Political Cabinet, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Bulgaria

Mark OPGENORTH, Staff Officer, Russia and Ukraine Section, Political and Security Policy Division, NATO International Staff, Belgium


Moderator: Stephan DE SPIEGELEIRE, Senior Scientist, Director Defense Transformation, the Hague Centre for Strategic Studies, the Netherlands


Dr. Hans-Georg WIECK, Ambassador, Federal Minister of Defence (1966-1974), Germany  

Daniel J. KANIEWSKI, Assistant Vice President for Homeland Security and Deputy Director, Homeland Security Policy Institute, the George Washington University, USA

Bryden SPURLING, Deputy Director, Strategic Policy Guidance, Department of Defence, Australia

Bjorn RUTTEN, Senior Research Associate, The Conference Board of Canada, Canada  

Dr. Todor TAGAREV, Associate Professor, Centre for Security and Defence Management, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Republic of Bulgaria

13:00 – 14:00  LUNCH    
Black Sea geopolitics: dilemmas and prospects 

Grand Ballroom

  • ·         Will the Russia-Turkey Tandem Strengthen or Endanger Regional Stability? 
  • ·         Can the Region’s Militarization be reversed?
  • ·         Will Conflict Return to the Region? What Lessons have we Learned from August 2008? 


Ukraine: choices and constraints     

Conference Hall 1

  • ·         Are Ukraine’s Foreign Policy Choices Defined by External Threats or Domestic Politics? 
  • ·         Does Ukraine’s Stability come at the Expense of its Integration into European and Euro-Atlantic Community?
  • Can Ukraine Strengthen its Partnership with Russia without Compromising its Independence? 

Moderator: Dr. Dimitris TRIANTAPHYLLOU, Director, European Studies Centre, Kadir Has University, Turkey



Dr. Mustafa AYDIN, Rector, Kadir Has University, Turkey

Georgian POP, MP, Member of the Parliamentary Committee on National Defence and Security, House of Deputies, Romania

Tengiz PKHALADZE, Chairman, International Center for Geopolitical Studies, Georgia

Dr. Danila BOCHKAREV, Research Fellow, Global Security Program, East West Institute, Brussels  

Carina STACHETTI, Head of the Russia, Ukraine and Eurasia Desk, Directorate for Strategic Affairs, Ministry of Defence, France


Moderator: Valeriy CHALY, Deputy Director General, Razumkov Center, Ukraine



Pawel KOWAL, MEP, Chairman, Delegation to the EU-Ukraine Parliamentary Cooperation Committee, Brussels

Dr. James SHERR, Head, Russia and Eurasia Program, Chatham House, United Kingdom

Vitaliy  PORTNIKOV,  Chief Editor, TVi Channel, Ukraine

Matthew ROJANSKI, Deputy Director, Russia and Eurasia Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, USA

Dr. Frank EVERS, Deputy Head,
Centre for OSCE Research (CORE),
Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy, University of Hamburg, Germany

15:45 – 16:15 COFFEE BREAK  
16:15 – 18:00 PLENARY SESSION III – Grand Ballroom  
  The crossroads of European collective security

  • ·         Is the Corfu Process at a Dead End?
  • ·         How do we Engage Russia in a Constructive European Security Dialogue?
  • ·         How will Competencies be Divided Among NATO, the EU and the OSCE? Will a New System Emerge?  


  Moderator: Konstantin von EGGERT, Political Analyst and Journalist, Centre for Political Research, Russian Federation


Oleksandr PAVLYUK, Head of External Cooperation, OSCE Secretariat, Austria

Dr. Graeme HERD, Head of the International Security Programme, Geneva Center for Security Policy, Switzerland

Dr. Artem MALGIN, Adviser to Rector of Moscow State Institute of International Relations, Russian Federation

Andriy YERMOLAYEV, Director, National Institute for Strategic Studies, Ukraine 

Dr. Kamer KASIM, Vice President of USAK (ISRO); Director, Center for EU Studies, USAK , Turkey

David DARCHIASHVILI, Chairman, Committee on European Integration, Parliament of Georgia, Georgia

Pierre HASSNER, Associate Research Fellow, Center for International Studies and Research (CERI, SceincesPo), France

  Closing remarks:

Ivanna KLYMPUSH-TSINTSADZE, Director, Open Ukraine Foundation, Ukraine




DINNER (O’Panas Restaurant, 10 Tereshchenka Str.)




Arseniy Yatseniuk Foundation

Open Ukraine 

Key financial support:

 Victor Pinchuk Foundation

Financial support:                                                                        In partnership with:

 German Marshall Fund                                                                    Chatham House



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