Geography as destiny?

Small countries, big neighbours and the need for security

As part of "New Minds - Old Challenges: Exploring Central European Identity in the 21st Century"


 The concept of Central Europe is based on a common historical, social and cultural identity. Pixabay
Geography as destiny?

For centuries, Central and Eastern Europe were seen as the playground of the European great powers. Here, their big armies clashed more than once. Today, most Central and Eastern European states have joined NATO. With rising world tension, how does this outlook shape the regional understanding of Germany and Russia and national security policy at-large?



  • 5.30 p.m. Keynote
    • ​​​​​​​Linas Kojala
    • Dr. Kai-Olaf Lang
  • 6.15 p.m. Group discussion
  • 7.00 p.m. ​​​​​​​End


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  • Linas Kojala
    • Eastern Europe Studies Centre, Vilnius
  • Dr. Kai-Olaf Lang
    • German Institute for International and Security Affairs, Berlin

Lucas C. Fischer

Lucas Fischer

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