XXIX International Security Conference in Cracow / online

Will the pandemic change the global security architecture?

XXIX. International Security Conference in Cracow - provided on-line - takes place on October 19, 2020 and starts at 15.00 (CEST). The event is organized by Institute for Strategic Studies in cooperation with NATO Headquarters, U.S.Consulate General Kraków and Konrad–Adenauer-Stiftung in Poland.


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19th October 2020 / 15.00 (CEST)


15.00: Welcome speech - Anna Szymańska–Klich, president of the Board -Institute for Strategic Studies

15.10: Keynote speech - Camille Grand, Assistant Secretary General for Defense Investment, NATO

15.30-15.45: Q&A session


15.45: Session I - The Covid-19 pandemic as a trigger for change in the global security architecture

Dr Florence Gaub, EU Institute for Security Studies, Paris

Radosław Sikorski, MEP, former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Poland, Warsaw

Daniel Friedformer, US Ambassador to Poland, Atlantic Council, Washington

Dr Thierry Tardy, Director, Research Division, NATO Defense College in Rome

Moderator: prof. Artur Gruszczak, Head of the Chair in National Security, Jagiellonian University, Cracow

16.15–16.45: Q&A session


16.45: Session II - Transatlantic ties: are they strong enough to guarantee NATO's security initiatives after the “pandemic wave”?

Rolf Nikel, German Council on Foreign Relations, former German Ambassador to Poland

Dr Wojciech Michnik, Jagiellonian University, Cracow

Alexander Vershbow, former NATO Deputy Secretary General, Atlantic Council, Washington

Moderator: Dr Małgorzata Bonikowska, Centre for International Relations, Warsaw

17.15–17.45: Q&A session


17.45: Session III - Is the Eastern flank secure enough?

Robert Pszczel, Senior Officer for Russia and Western Balkans, Public Diplomacy Division, NATO HQ

Bogdan Klich, Senator, former Minister of National Defense of Poland

Konstantin von Eggert, Deutche Welle

Moderator: Michał Baranowski, Director of the Warsaw office of the German Marshall Fund

18.15–18.45: Q&A session


We provide transmission on Facebook and Youtube – see links on the right!


We would be grateful if you could confirm your attendence:
e-mail: biuro@iss.krakow.pl

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