Transatlantic Security Bridges Over Increasing Security Vision Gaps - Romania's Perspective

16 April 2019 Marriott Hotel , Bucharest download pdf

AGENDA

Conference Agenda - April 16, 2019 16-04-2019 Hotel JW Marriott
Registration

Opening Remarks

Speakers

Charles "Chuck" WaldFormer Deputy Commander, Headquarters U.S. European Command in Stuttgart, Germany

Sergiu MedarFormer National Security Adviser

1. Emerging security challenges in a challenging world of “Firsts”

• What is the geopolitics of the Globalization 4.0 Era? • Unilateral and multilateral in a challenged globalized world • The future of transatlantic cooperation. One vision, alternative approaches The opposing forces of contraction by the shake of the new era of great power competition and expansion as the result of the Globalization 4.0 frame the geopolitics of our world. How the classical concepts of unilateral and multilateral work in the new international framework? How great strategies of “Firsts” give energy to world change? How transatlantic cooperation can survive or even thrive in a competing uni- / multilateral world?

Speakers

Arnold DupuyBooz Allen Hamilton Associate

Hans-Lothar DomröseFormer Commander of Allied Joint Force Command Brunssum

George CiambaRomanian Minister Delegate for European Affairs

Moderator

Charles "Chuck" WaldFormer Deputy Commander, Headquarters U.S. European Command in Stuttgart, Germany

Coffee Break

2. National, regional and global in a contested global-governance architecture

• National, regional and global security actors and initiatives elevating transatlantic partnership and interoperability • US and EU security convergences in the Black Sea Region • Criticality of security and intelligence partnership across both civilian and military spheres Rising nationalism and expanding illiberalism tend to ground unexpected changes of the today global-governance architecture even at the core of the transatlantic framework. Therefore, it is a time when national, regional and global security actors and initiatives that have been promoting the transatlantic partnership for many decades should strengthen and merge their actions in order to protect and enhance our democracy and security. The security and intelligence partnerships across both civilian and military spheres become critical in this respect.

Speakers

Carol Rollie FlynnSenior Fellow in the Program on National Security at the Foreign Policy Research Institute, Washington DC

Iulian ChifuFormer Presidential Adviser for Strategic Affairs and International Security, Romanian Presidency

Liliana PopescuVice-Rector for International Relations SNSPA Romania, Associate Professor (Ph.D. University of Manchester)

Moderator

Sergiu MedarFormer National Security Adviser

Lunch

3A. (In)security drivers of change in an increasing disconnected world

• The key global issues and trends driving change in our societies– hybrid threats in a hybrid world. Common defence against Russian influence and hybrid threats • From the depths of ambiguity to the peaks of insecurity • Innovative approaches for future securities With the ongoing globalization of the international system, the nature of power is profoundly changing. The means of influencing and controlling are more intricate and multidimensional than just material, even the latter being “hard power” means. Then, the key global issues and trends driving change in our societies are very much influenced by what it used to be called “soft power” elements in the aftermath of the Cold War. This means that the power of different countries and actors in international security has changed and diversified. With “soft power” means come two important elements that are in play today: “the power of networks” and “power of the weak”. Both can be used as a significant source of power for the exertion of influence as part of an increasingly hybrid world. The new hybrid threats of the new hybrid world call for innovative approaches for future securities.

Speakers

Anthony PfaffResearch professor for the Military Profession and Ethic at the Strategic Studies (SSI), U.S. Army War College, Carlisle, PA

Arvydas PociusLithuanian Ambassador in Romania

Cristian DiaconescuAmbassador, Former Minister of Justice and Foreign Affairs

Flaviu TurcuAssociate Professor UBB

Moderator

Silviu RogobeteProfessor of Philosophy at the Universitatea de Vest din Timisoara, former General Consul of Romania in South Africa

3B. Emerging technologies that shape the rising new global system

• Artificial Intelligence – from enthusiasm to anxiety within an increasing out of control world • Cybersecurity of what? Security concerns regarding the unprecedented technological breakthroughs • The impact of new technologies and platforms on government – from regulations to resilience In the decades to come, emerging technologies will fundamentally change our societies. Sustaining and disruptive technologies like artificial intelligence, robotics, and synthetic biology will become mainstream and their effect on people’s lives and security it is still difficult to be objectively understood. Data and privacy, work and workforce’s rights, unrest and conflict are just a few major areas in which emerging technologies will massively impact on. It is time to assess and forecast these impacts on governments and security and to design versatile security architectures, from strategies to resilience, to deal with the challenges of an increasing cyber- and autonomous world.

Speakers

Jeffrey BonvicinSenior Advisor with the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, based in the Washington, DC

George SharkovAdviser to the Bulgarian Minsiter of Defence

Adrian CurajFormer minister of national education and scientific research

Moderator

Niculae IancuSenior Opinion Columnist, Defence and Security Monitor

Coffee Break

Conclusions

Speakers

Charles "Chuck" WaldFormer Deputy Commander, Headquarters U.S. European Command in Stuttgart, Germany

Sergiu MedarFormer National Security Adviser