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XVIII Forte de Copacabana - International Security Conference

Does no War Mean Peace? International Security Strategies in a New Geopolitical World Order

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The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in Brazil promotes the dialogue between Brazil and the European Union as well as the discussion about Brazil's role in the region and in the world. Since 2004 the KAS and its partners CEBRI (Brazilian Center for International Relations) and the EU Delegation in Brazil have been organizing the biggest international conference on security policy in Latin America, the "Forte de Copacabana". This year, due to the special circumstances, the event will take place in a virtual format once again.

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Program

“Does No War Mean Peace?
International Security Strategies in a New Geopolitical World Order”

 16th September: 1st Day Conference
Welcome *10:00 Brasilia / 15:00 Berlin

Opening Remarks
Anja Czymmeck: Representative of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAS) in Brazil, Germany
José Pio Borges: President of the Board of Trustees of the Brazilian Center for International Relations, Brazil
Ignacio Ybáñez: Ambassador of the European Union to Brazil, EU


Opening Speeches: Does No War Mean Peace? International Security Strategies in a New Geopolitical World Order

*10:20 Brasilia / 15:20 Berlin

Globalization is changing the nature of risk. Natural and social systems — from climate to energy, food, water and economies — are tightly coupled. International security and global risk management should implement efficient strategies in a new geopolitical world order. This proposal intends to analyze global crisis management through the traditional lenses of security, considering first the necessary historical performance of the Armed Forces in Latin American and European countries. Then, how transnational alliances between countries can enhance defense strategies for various types of threats and, in turn, how technology and the virtual environment can promote solutions or mechanisms that would lead to responses to crisis situations. Specific approaches are needed to assess interconnected threats and build resilience worldwide.


Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer: Minister of Defense, Germany
Javier García Duchini: Minister of Defense, Uruguay
Stefano Sannino: Secretary General of the European External Action Service - EEAS, EU
Guilherme Matos de Abreu: Rear-Admiral, Representative of the Ministry of Defense, Brazil
MODERATOR = Henning Speck: Foreign and Security Policy Advisor to the CDU/CSU Parliamentary Group


Panel 1 – The Civil-Military Nexus: Global Risk Management and the Role of the Armed Forces

*14:00 Brasilia / 19:00 Berlin

Three elements are common to a crisis: i) a threat; ii) the element of surprise, and iii) a short decision time. What threats are the Armed Forces preparing for? The main objective of this table is to provide an analysis of the role of the Armed Forces in Latin American and European countries. It is important to discuss how different recent historical processes have given rise to the construction of a multifaceted and functional relationship between civilians and military leaders. On the other hand, we aim to select good practices to favor changes for a better reputation and military-civilian partnership.


Thomas Silberhorn: Vice Minister, Federal Ministry of Defense, Germany
Giovanni Manione: Mayor General, Deputy Director General of the European Union Military Staff, EEAS/EUMS, EU
Luis Mauricio Ospina Gutiérrez: Mayor General, Director of the Colombian Military Academy, Colombia
Danielle Jacon Ayres Pinto: Vice President of the Brazilian Association of Defense Studies - ABED, Brazil
MODERATOR = Monica Hirst: Professor at the State University of Rio de Janeiro and the Universidad Torcuato di Tella, Argentina

 


 17th September: 2nd Day Conference


Panel 2 – Overcoming Insecurity: Multilateralism and the Role of Transnational Security Alliances *10:00 Brasilia / 15:00 Berlin Transnational alliances represent important support and reassurance for countries in situations of insecurity. At the same time, such partnerships have strengthened initiatives for cooperation agreements in cross-cutting areas, generating benefits for the parties involved. The objective of this panel is to discuss the role of Transnational Security Alliances and how to promote a more efficient management to minimize the financial impact of the post-pandemic economic crisis on defense budgets, as well as to analyze the role of investment in new defense technologies to support the Armed Forces in preparing for uncertainty or threat scenarios and strengthen international cooperation in the area of international defense and security.


Joanneke Balfoort: Director of SECDEFPOL DMD - Security and Defense Policy EEAS/, EU
Cristián Castaño Contreras: General Director of the Center for Strategic and Government Studies, Mexico
Ronaldo Carmona: Professor at Escola Superior de Guerra and Senior Fellow at CEBRI, Brazil
MODERATOR = Daniela Braun: Advisor Foreign and Security Affairs, KAS, Germany


Panel 3 – Changing the Game: Cyber Responses to Crisis Situations

*14:00 Brasilia / 19:00 Berlin

The emergence of a complex, intertwined geopolitical global order has generally led to an increase in global prosperity and safety. Yet, pandemics, terrorism, climate change, nationalisms, extremisms, biodiversity loss, emergencies of scarcity and the global increase of antibiotic resistance, for instance, present serious threats and have the potential to cause crises and emergency situations. This panel will focus on emergency response, analysis of good practices, international security empowerment and strategies for recovery. While risk management is essential and should be part of any response plan, cyber responses and technical solutions are often being overlooked. The experts will take a look at previous cases and identify best practices as well as shortfalls in this scenario.


Michael Karnitschnig: Director External Relations in the European Commission’s Secretariat General, EU
Kaan Sahin: Technology-Fellow, Federal Foreign Office, Germany
Carolina Sampó: National Scientific and Technical Research Council – Conicet, UNLP, Argentina
Jeimy J. Cano: Profesor at the Superior War School, Colombia
MODERATOR = André Clark: General Manager of Siemens Energy Brazil and Board Member of CEBRI, Brazil

 

Closing
*15:15 Brasilia / 20:15 Berlin
Ignacio Ybáñez: Ambassador of the European Union to Brazil, EU
José Pio Borges: President of the Board of Trustees of the Brazilian Center for International Relations, Brazil
Anja Czymmeck: Representative of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAS) in Brazil, Germany

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