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Vilnius Security Forum 2023

Deterrence by Unified Defence

The annual “Vilnius Security Forum 2023” on the topic of “Deterrence by Unified Defence” 24 March 2023 is here! In cooperation with the National Defence Foundation and other partners, we are organizing the annual "Vilnius Security Forum 2023".

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08:15 - 09:00 Registration

III Palace (ID required)
-Welcome coffee

09:00 – 09:05 Welcoming remarks


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


09:05 – 09:45 Key note speakers


Mr. Gabrielius LANDSBERGIS Minister of Foreign Affairs (Lithuania), TBC


09:45 - 11:15 Panel discussion

Topic: Todays unrestricted and unregulated warfare


Moderator: Ms. Beata PATASOVA, Public diplomacy Division, NATO


Panel: Mr. Hans BINNENDIJK, former NSC Senior Director for Defense Policy, Tufts University, PhD in International Affairs (USA)
Mr. Mantas ADOMĖNAS, Vice minister, Lithuanian Ministry of Foreign affairs TBC
Mr. Aapo CEDERBERG acting CEO of Cyberwatch Finland, Associate Fellow at Geneva Centre for Security Policy, (FIN)
Dr. Asta MASKALIŪNAITĖ, Director, Department of Political and Strategic Studies, Baltic Defence College


11:15 -11:30 Coffee break *

11:30 - 13.00 Panel discussion

Topic: How effective is today’s deterrence strategy

Moderator: Mrs. Molly McKEW, information warfare expert. Foreign Policy and Strategy Consultant (USA);


Panel: Lieutenant General (Ret.) Ben HODGES, Senior Advisor at Human Rights First, Former Commander of United States Army Europe (USA)
Mr. Burcu SAN, Deputy Assistant General, Operations Division, NATO HQ
Lieutenant Colonel Oleksij ARESTOVICH, former advisor to the office of the Ukrainian President
Mr. Roderich KIESEWETTER, German Bundestag, member of the ChristianDemocratic Union, (GER)


13:00 -14:00 Lunch break

14:00 – 15:20 Panel discussion

Topic: The future deterrence strategy

Moderator: Mrs. Rebeccah HEINRICHS, Senior Fellow and Director, Keystone Defense Initiative, (USA)


Panel: Mr. Michael MALM, Swedish Armed Forces Defence Staff, Department of Total Defence
Gen. (ret) Jaroslav STRÓŻYK, PhD, University of Wroclaw, former Deputy Director of the International Intelligence Directorate of the NATO Military Staff
Mr. Marshall BILLINGSLEA, former Assistant Secretary for Terrorist Financing at the United States Department of the Treasury and Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Affairs, (USA)
Prof. Ryszard MACHNIKOWSKI, dean of the Faculty of International and
Political Studies, University of Lodz, (POL)

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Parliament of Lithuania, III Palace, Gedimino Ave 53 Vilnius



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