The international system established in the aftermath of the Second World War is facing huge challenges coming from almost every single dimension of our existence today. The increasingly complex, interconnected, and transnational nature of these challenges underscores the utter importance of continuing transatlantic cooperation and building new bridges between people and peoples that share the same values and major security concerns.
Owing to the devastating and often long-lasting crises and conflicts spread across the globe, and even to the large and profound discontinuities of contemporary society, it seems that insecurity and frustration have become dominant sense of people all over the world.
It is of utmost importance that Europe remains at the core of transatlantic security and Central and Eastern Europe ought to play a central role in shaping European security futures. Particularly, NATO’s Eastern flank members need permanent security reassurance and consistent arrangements for an increased military presence in the region. To the east, EU is concerned about the violation of European security order and the Black Sea Region embodies high complex security issues, being “a critical intersection of east-west and south-north corridors”. Romania is at the crossroads of all these insecurity rifts and therefore a strategic player for any comprehensive European and transatlantic security strategy.
This moment of unprecedented uncertainties has raised fundamental questions about our global-governance architecture. Among many who are expected to provide an answer, there are not only politicians, but also academia and civil society that have to work together to come up with a feasible innovative design of our future world in what it is going to become the Globalization 4.0 Era.
“Transatlantic Security Bridges Over Increasing Security Vision Gaps - Romania's Perspective” conference addresses those policy makers and specialists from the security, defence and European businesses fields, who are working in public or private institutions, academic and research of national and international security issues environment, as well as to those interested on the understanding and anticipation of the actual regional security dynamics and the place Romania has in the Euro-Atlantic security architecture.
1. Emerging security challenges in a challenging world of “Firsts”
2. National, regional and global in a contested global-governance architecture
3. (In)security drivers of change in an increasing disconnected world
4. Emerging technologies that shape the rising new global system
Former Deputy Commander, Headquarters U.S. European Command in Stuttgart, Germany
Senior Fellow in the Program on National Security at the Foreign Policy Research Institute, Washington DC
Research professor for the Military Profession and Ethic at the Strategic Studies (SSI), U.S. Army War College, Carlisle, PA
Booz Allen Hamilton Associate
Senior Advisor with the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, based in the Washington, DC
Former Commander of Allied Joint Force Command Brunssum
Adviser to the Bulgarian Minsiter of Defence
Lithuanian Ambassador in Romania
Ambassador, Former Minister of Justice and Foreign Affairs
Professor of Philosophy at the Universitatea de Vest din Timisoara, former General Consul of Romania in South Africa
Former minister of national education and scientific research
Former Presidential Adviser for Strategic Affairs and International Security, Romanian Presidency
Romanian Minister Delegate for European Affairs
Associate Professor UBB
Vice-Rector for International Relations SNSPA Romania, Associate Professor (Ph.D. University of Manchester)
Former National Security Adviser
Senior Opinion Columnist, Defence and Security Monitor