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Athens Security Forum

European Security after the War in Ukraine

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The Greece/Cyprus Office of KAS supports the 1. Athens Security Forum, which will take place on Thursday 24 November 2022 at the Acropolis Museum. It is an initiative of the Institute of International Relations (IDIS) of the Panteion University of Athens. Renowned speakers from Greece and abroad shall exchange views in a series of panels on a variety of aspects of European security in light of the russian aggressive war in Ukraine.



Welcome Address:
Kostas Ifantis, Professor of International Relations, Panteion University; Director IDIS

Opening Remarks:
Kostas Bakoyannis, Mayor of Athens 

11:00 – 11:30 The Greek Example for Economic Success and Geopolitical Stability
Akis Skertsos, Minister of State, Responsible for the Coordination of Government Policies
In conversation with Ino Afentouli, Executive Director of IDIS

11:30 – 12:00 The Reshaping of European Security - The Role of NATO
Keynote speaker: Mircea Geoană, Deputy Secretary General, NATO, followed by Q&As
Chair: Constantine Arvanitopoulos, Professor of International Politics, Panteion University; former Minister of Education


12:00 – 12:45
Perspectives on the Future Global Order
Peter Altmaier, Former Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy, Germany
Dimitris Keridis, MP; Professor of International Politics, Panteion University

12:45 – 14:00 Break
14:00 – 15:00 Europe of Security: From the Era of Naivety to Geopolitical Self Confidence
Keynote Speaker: Margaritis Schinas, Vice President of the European Commission followed by Q&As
Chair: Kostas Lavdas, Professor of European and Comparative Politics, Panteion University


15:00 – 16:30 Lessons Learned from the War in Ukraine
Keynote Speaker: Mikuláš Dzurinda, President, Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies, former Prime Minister of Slovakia
Chair: Harry Papasotiriou, Professor of International Relations, Panteion University


Panel Discussion:
Nicola de Santis, Head, Engagements, PDD, NATO
● Brigadier Ben Barry, Senior Fellow, IISS, UK
Thanos Dokos, National Security Advisor, Greece
Chair: Harry Papasotiriou, Professor of International Relations, Panteion University
Coffee Break
17:00 – 18:30
The New Geopolitics of the Eastern Mediterranean
Panel Discussion:
Sia Anagnostopoulou, MP; Former Alternate Minister of Foreign Affairs, Greece
Nabil Fahmy, Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Egypt, Dean Emeritus American University of Cairo, Egypt
Efraim Inbar, President Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and Security, Israel
Mustafa Aydin, President, International Relations Council of Turkey, Turkey
Manos Karagiannis, Reader in International Security, Department of Defence Studies, King's College London
Marilena Koppa, Associate Professor of Comparative Politics, Panteion University; former MEP


18:45 Concluding Remarks
Kostas Ifantis, Professor of International Relations, Panteion University; Director IDIS


The conference will take place in English and will be simultaneously streamed on YouTube:

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