Dear Collegues and Friends,

warsaw-logoThe International Relations Research Institute in Warsaw and Faculty of International and Political Studies (University of Lodz, Poland) in cooperation with Institute of Political Studies (Charles University, Czech Republic) have a pleasure to invite you to participate in the international conference “NATO Towards the Challenges of a Contemporary World – After the Warsaw 2016 Summit”.

The conference will be held by the University of Lodz in Poland from 15 to 16 November 2016. The invitation is addressed to scholars, researchers, experts and professionals who are interested in NATO issues and the transatlantic security.

The conference will address all major issues related to NATO and the Warsaw Summit 2016, including:

  • NATO’s “Eastern Flank” (including VJTF)
  • NATO’s “Southern Flank” (including migration crisis and the Islamic State)
  • NATO’s “Northern Flank” (including cooperation with Sweden and Finland)
  • Current and future NATO Strategic Concept
  • Air and missile defense (including EPAA)
  • The transatlantic defense and security relations
  • Regional dimensions of NATO (including the V4 cooperation)
  • “Out of area” (including the Middle East and Afghanistan)
  • Psychological/Information warfare
  • NATO towards new and potential partners (inluding Ukraine, Georgia, and others)
  • “Open door policy”
  • NATO and Russia
  • NATO – European Union
  • NATO and cyber-security
  • NATO and energy security
  • Smart defense and capability building
  • Nuclear detterence (both tactical and strategic)
  • Other issues related to current NATO’s agenda and the Warsaw Summit 2016

On behalf of the Organizing Committee.

Dr. Robert Czulda
Department of Theory of International and Political Studies
Faculty of International and Political Studies
University of Lodz, Poland



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