Forum

VILNIUS SECURITY FORUM 2022

Defence of Europe

Details

08:15 – 09:00 Registration

III Palace (ID required)

Welcome coffee

Introduction: COL (Ret) Vaidotas MALINIONIS, Director, National Defence Foundation and Colonels Association, (LTU)

 

09:00 – 09:05 Welcoming remarks

 Dr Paulius SAUDARGAS, Deputy Speaker of the Seimas (LTU)

 

 09:05 – 09:35   Key note speakers

Mr. Laurynas KASČIŪNAS, Member of the Seimas, Chairman of the Committee on National Security and Defence (LTU)

Mr.  Antti RINNE, First Deputy Speaker of the Finnish Parliament, Former Prime Minister of Finland (FIN)

 

09:35 – 11.05 Panel discussion

Topic: Situation: Ukraine and Russia

Moderator: Mr. Liudas ZDANAVIČIUS, Policy analyst, Center of Defence Analysis, General Jonas Žemaitis Military Academy of Lithuania (LTU)

Panel:

Mr. Marko MIHKELSON, Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defence, Parliament of Estonia, (EST)

Mrs. Maria SNEGOVAJA, George Washington University (USA)

Mr. Mikola BELIASKO, National Institute of Strategic Studies (UKR)

 

11:05 – 12:35 Panel discussion

Topic:  Most probable/dangerous course of action

Moderator: Mr. Andras RACZ, senior fellow, German Council of Foreign Relations (DGAP) (DE)

Panel:

 

Mrs. Solomiia BOBROVSKA, Member of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine (UKR)

Lieutenant General (Ret.) Ben HODGES, Expert, Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA), Former Commander of United States Army Europe (USA)

Mr. Konstantin EGGERT, Journalist, Kolumnist, Deutsche Welle (RUS)

Professor Julian LINDLEY-FRENCH, Chairman, The Alphen Group (UK)

 

12:35 -13:00 Coffee break 

 

13:00 – 14.20 Panel discussion

Topic   Western respond (I)

 Moderator: COL (ret) Gintaras BAGDONAS, member of the Colonels Association, (LTU)

Panel:                        

Mrs. Beata PATASOVA, Public Diplomacy Division, NATO

Mrs. Molly McKEW, lead author of greatpower.us, writer/lecturer on Russian influence and information warfare (USA)

Brigade General (Ret.) D. Rainer MEYER ZUM FELDE, Senior fellow, Institute for Security Policy, University of Kiel, Gmbh (DE)

 

14:20 – 16:00 Panel Discussion

Topic: Western respond (II)

Moderator: Dr. Timo HELLENBERG, Chief executive of Hellenberg International Ltd (FIN)

Panel:

Mr. Rasmus HINDREN, Head of International Relations of the European Center of Excellence for Countering Hybrid Threats, (FIN)

Mr. Tomas JERMALAVICIUS, Head of Studies/Research Fellow, International Centre for Defence and Security (EST)

COL (ret) Adrian SIADOWSKI, Professor of WSB University (POL)

 

Concluding remarks:

Mr. Ariel COHEN Ph.D., Senior Fellow, The Atlantic Council, Founding Principal, International Market Analysis (USA)

 

Programm

08:15 – 09:00 Registration

III Palace (ID required)

Welcome coffee

Introduction: COL (Ret) Vaidotas MALINIONIS, Director, National Defence Foundation and Colonels Association, (LTU)

 

09:00 – 09:05 Welcoming remarks

 Dr Paulius SAUDARGAS, Deputy Speaker of the Seimas (LTU)

 

 09:05 – 09:35   Key note speakers

Mr. Laurynas KASČIŪNAS, Member of the Seimas, Chairman of the Committee on National Security and Defence (LTU)

Mr.  Antti RINNE, First Deputy Speaker of the Finnish Parliament, Former Prime Minister of Finland (FIN)

 

09:35 – 11.05 Panel discussion

Topic: Situation: Ukraine and Russia

Moderator: Mr. Liudas ZDANAVIČIUS, Policy analyst, Center of Defence Analysis, General Jonas Žemaitis Military Academy of Lithuania (LTU)

Panel:

Mr. Marko MIHKELSON, Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defence, Parliament of Estonia, (EST)

Mrs. Maria SNEGOVAJA, George Washington University (USA)

Mr. Mikola BELIASKO, National Institute of Strategic Studies (UKR)

 

11:05 – 12:35 Panel discussion

Topic:  Most probable/dangerous course of action

Moderator: Mr. Andras RACZ, senior fellow, German Council of Foreign Relations (DGAP) (DE)

Panel:

 

Mrs. Solomiia BOBROVSKA, Member of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine (UKR)

Lieutenant General (Ret.) Ben HODGES, Expert, Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA), Former Commander of United States Army Europe (USA)

Mr. Konstantin EGGERT, Journalist, Kolumnist, Deutsche Welle (RUS)

Professor Julian LINDLEY-FRENCH, Chairman, The Alphen Group (UK)

 

12:35 -13:00 Coffee break 

 

13:00 – 14.20 Panel discussion

Topic   Western respond (I)

 Moderator: COL (ret) Gintaras BAGDONAS, member of the Colonels Association, (LTU)

Panel:                        

Mrs. Beata PATASOVA, Public Diplomacy Division, NATO

Mrs. Molly McKEW, lead author of greatpower.us, writer/lecturer on Russian influence and information warfare (USA)

Brigade General (Ret.) D. Rainer MEYER ZUM FELDE, Senior fellow, Institute for Security Policy, University of Kiel, Gmbh (DE)

 

14:20 – 16:00 Panel Discussion

Topic: Western respond (II)

Moderator: Dr. Timo HELLENBERG, Chief executive of Hellenberg International Ltd (FIN)

Panel:

Mr. Rasmus HINDREN, Head of International Relations of the European Center of Excellence for Countering Hybrid Threats, (FIN)

Mr. Tomas JERMALAVICIUS, Head of Studies/Research Fellow, International Centre for Defence and Security (EST)

COL (ret) Adrian SIADOWSKI, Professor of WSB University (POL)

 

Concluding remarks:

Mr. Ariel COHEN Ph.D., Senior Fellow, The Atlantic Council, Founding Principal, International Market Analysis (USA)

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