Programme

NATO Towards the Challenges of a Contemporary World – After the Warsaw 2016 Summit

Łódź (Poland)

15-16 November 2016

THUESDAY, November 15, 2016

Venue: The European Institute, ul. Piotrkowska 262, Łódź (Lodz), Poland

9:00 | Bus transport of speakers from Grand Hotel in Łódź to the European Institute in Łódź

9:30 | Arrival to the European Institute

9:30 – 10:00 |Registration of participants

10:00 – 10:40 | Welcome remarks

  • Dr Robert Czulda (University of Lodz, International Relations Research Institute in Warsaw)
  • Paweł Starosta (Vice-Rector for Domestic and International Cooperation of University of Lodz)
  • Radosław Bania (Dean of Faculty of International and Political Studies, University of Lodz)
  • Marek Cichocki (Research Director of Natolin European Centre in Warsaw)

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10:40 – 11:00 | Coffee break

11:00 – 11:45 | Opening Lecture (Skype) by Dr. Jamie Shea (NATO Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges)

Moderator: Robert Czulda (University of Lodz, International Relations Research Institute in Warsaw)

11:45 – 14:15 | Plenary debate (with a Q&A session)

  • Ian Brzezinski (Atlantic Council)
  • David A. Shlapak (RAND Corporation)
  • Martin Zapfe (Head of the Global Security Team – Center for Security Studies)

Moderator: Przemysław Żurawski Vel Grajewski (University of Lodz, Coordinator of the Security & Defense Section in the National Council of Development at the President of Poland, Advisor to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Poland)

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14:15 – 15:30 | Dinner for participants (invitations only)

15:30 – 18:00 | Keynote lectures

Moderator: Marek Cichocki (Research Director of Natolin European Centre in Warsaw)

  • HE Ovidiu Dranga (Ambassador of Romania to the Republic of Poland), Eastern Flank’s Relevance after the Warsaw NATO Summit: Values, Perceptions and Capabilities.
  • Gustav Gressel (Senior Policy Fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations in Berlin),
  • Daniel L. Davis (Defense and Foreign Policy Fellow for Defense Priorities), Dialing Back Tensions: towards an effective, sustainable, and mutually beneficial economic and security arrangement between Russia and the countries of NATO.
  • Przemysław Żurawski vel Grajewski (University of Lodz, Coordinator of the Security & Defense Section in the National Council of Development at the President of Poland, Advisor to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Poland), NATO Facing Putin’s Russia  – Back in Area or in Troubles.

17:20 – 18:00 | Q&A session)

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18:00 – 20:30 | Reception for participants (invitations only)

20:30 | Bus transport to Grand Hotel for participants

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WEDNESDAY, November 16, 2016

Venue: The European Institute, ul. Piotrkowska 262, Łódź (Lodz), Poland

9:00 | Bus transport of participants (speakers) from Grand Hotel in Łódź to the European Institute in Łódź

9:30 – 10:00 |Registration of participants (late arrivals)

 

FIRST SESSION 10:00 – 12:30

10:00 – 12:30 | PANEL 1: NATO and Non-Military Threats

Moderator: Joe Burton (University of Waikato – New Zealand)

  • Inga Spate (NATO Energy Security Centre of Excellence – Lithuania), NATO‘s Role in Energy Security – Before and After the Warsaw Summit
  • Mariusz Ruszel (Rzeszow University of Technology – Poland), The Role of NATO in Ensuring Energy Security in the Baltic Sea Region
  • Emete Gözügüzelli (Girne Amerikan Üniversitesi – North Cyprus), NATO’s Energy Security Policy in the Eastern Mediterranean
  • Francesc Reales (Catalan Police Department – Spain), What Can Criminological Theories Do to Prevent DAESH’s Terrorist Actions in Western Countries? Conclusions for NATO
  • Cristobal Fundora Sitton (National Assembly – Panama), The Next Level of Global Threat: Terrorism & The Use of New Technologies and Cyberspace
  • Andrzej Kozłowski (University of Lodz – Poland), The Future of NATO in Cyberspace after the Warsaw Summit 2016
  • Robert Czulda (University of Lodz – Poland), Role and Power of Contemporary Online Propaganda. The Case Study of the Islamic State

10:00 – 12:30 | PANEL 2: NATO’s Out of Area Dimension

Moderator: Jacek Raubo (Adam Mickiewicz University Poznań – Poland)

  • Bohumil Doboš (Charles University in Prague – Czech Republic), Jakub Landovský (Charles University in Prague – Czech Republic), Somali Lessons for the Middle East: NATO Operations Against the Islamic State
  • Adnan Seyaz (Kırklareli University/Marmara University – Turkey), How Has Black Sea Security Been Affected by NATO-Russia Relations Since the Invasion of Crimea?
  • Yulia Boguslavskaya (St. Petersburg University – Russian Federation), NATO`s East Asian Diplomacy: Prospects for Cooperation and Conflict
  • Erhan Büyükakinci (Galatasaray University – Turkey), NATO’s Perceptions of Russia and the Turkish Position: Convergences and Divergences with the Ukrainian Crisis and the Syrian Civil War
  • Aleksander Głogowski (Jagiellonian University in Cracow – Poland), NATO in Afghanistan and State Building. What Went Wrong?

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10:00 – 12:30 | PANEL 3: NATO and Strategic Questions

Moderator: Nora Vanaga (National Defence Academy of Latvia, Centre for Security and Strategic Research – Latvia)

  • Amélie Zima (Institute for Strategic Research IRSEM – France), The NATO Summit in Warsaw: Historical Explanations and Perspectives
  • Rafał Szyndlauer (Regional Representation of the European Commission/European Documentation Centre), The Migration Policy in a Perspective of European Security
  • Simona Soare (University St. Louis/European Parliament, Office of the Vice-President – Belgium), Fracturing Transatlantic Security? A Comparative Analysis of Transatlantic Defence Modernization Programs within NATO
  • Ryszard Machnikowski (University of Lodz – Poland), NATO in the Age of European Disintegration
  • Martin Riegl (Charles University in Prague – Czech Republic), Jan Bečka (Charles University in Prague – Czech Republic), Jakub Landovský (Charles University in Prague – Czech Republic), NATO and the Territoriality Issue: The Limits of Current Policy and its Potential Impact
  • Marek Madej (University of Warsaw – Poland), The Rise and Fall of the Idea of Global NATO
  • Leon Petta Gomes da Costa (University of São Paulo – Brazil), The Future of Warfare: Are Full-Scale Wars Possible Again Between Big Powers?
  • Grzegorz Kędzia (International Relations Research Institute in Warsaw – Poland), NATO’s Perception in the Baltic States – Case Study of Estonia

10:00 – 12:30 | PANEL 4: NATO’s Eastern Flank

Moderator: Robert Beeres (Netherlands Defence Academy – the Netherlands)

  • Diana Janušauskienė (Lithuanian Social Research Centre, Lithuanian Academy of Sciences – Lithuania), Is Russia a Threat to Lithuania? Securitization, Subjective Security, and the Role of NATO
  • Kseniya Denysenko (Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv – Ukraine), The Distinctive Partnership Between Ukraine and NATO after Russia’s Military Intervention in 2014
  • Agnieszka Legucka (Christian Theological Academy in Warsaw – Poland), NATO – Ukraine Relations in the Perspective of Freezing the Donbass Conflict
  • Vakhtang Maisaia (Caucasus International University – Georgia, University of Lodz – Poland), NATO’s “Southern Flank’s” New Geostrategy and Georgia’s Role as a Strategic Partner in Fostering Its Policy Implications
  • Jakub Olchowski (University of Maria Curie-Sklodowska in Lublin – Poland), Conflict in Ukraine as a Challenge for NATO
  • Maria Amaryan (Analytical Centre on Globalization and Regional Cooperation in Yerevan – Armenia), NATO-Armenia Cooperation: Future of Armenia’s Security

12:30 – 13:00 Coffee break

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SECOND SESSION 13:00 – 15:30

13:00 – 15:30 | PANEL 5: NATO and Strategic Questions

Moderator: Diana Janušauskienė (Lithuanian Social Research Centre, Lithuanian Academy of Sciences – Lithuania)

  • Sergiy Makovskyy (Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv – Ukraine), European Regionalization, Conflict in Ukraine and NATO Security Strategy
  • Nora Vanaga (National Defence Academy of Latvia, Centre for Security and Strategic Research – Latvia), Deployment of NATO Multinational Battalions in the Baltic States: Reasons and Challenges
  • Robert Beeres (Netherlands Defence Academy – Netherlands, Marion Bogers (Netherlands Defence Academy – Netherlands), Military Burden-Sharing in NATO 2010 – 2015
  • Tetiana Melnyk (Odessa I. I. Mechnikov University/ Odessa Center for Nonproliferation – Ukraine), Transformation of NATO Strategic Concepts: Role of Nuclear Deterrence
  • Jacek Raubo (Adam Mickiewicz University Poznań – Poland), Between “Article 5” and Overseas Crisis Response Operations – a Key Dilemma for Current NATO Policy
  • Radosław Witek (The Jagiellonian Club in London – United Kingdom), Commitment, the Perception of Threat and the Credibility of NATO in the Context of the Warsaw Summit
  • Eoin Micheál McNamara (University of Tartu – Estonia), Deciding on NATO Burden-Sharing in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE): Analysis from Bulgaria, Estonia and Slovenia

13:00 – 15:30 | PANEL 6: NATO’s Eastern Flank

Moderator: Aleksander Głogowski (Jagiellonian University in Cracow – Poland)

  • Lidija Cehulic Vukadinovic (University of Zagreb – Croatia), NATO Beyond 2016: Why Open-Door Policy Still Matters: The Western Balkans Between Euro-Atlantic Integration and Russia
  • Magdalena Rekść (University of Lodz – Poland), The Image of NATO in Montenegrin Collective Representations
  • Bogdan Bogza (Ministry of National Defence – Romania), NATO Towards Security Challenges on the Eastern Flank – After the Warsaw 2016 Summit
  • Irakli Gorgiladze (Batumi Shota Rustaveli State University – Georgia), Lasha Bazhunaishvili (Batumi Shota Rustaveli State University – Georgia), NATO’s Black Sea Region Horizons and “New Geopolitical” Architecture
  • Rafał Wiśniewski (Adam Mickiewicz University Poznań – Poland), The Balance of Deterrence in NATO-Russia Relations
  • Alan Paczuszka (International Relations Research Institute in Warsaw – Poland), NATO and the Eastern Flank – Between Realities and Expectations

13:00 – 15:30 | PANEL 7 NATO and Non-Military Threats

Moderator: Ryszard Machnikowski (University of Lodz – Poland)

  • Beata Biały (NATO Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence – Latvia), Social Media: A Powerful Weapon in Hybrid Warfare
  • Joe Burton (University of Waikato – New Zealand), Cyber Security and Hybrid Warfare: The Digital Dynamics of Irregular Conflict
  • Siim Alatalu (NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence – Estonia), tbc
  • Rupali Jeswal (Vest Timisoara University – Romania, Centre of Excellence in Terrorism Resilience, Intelligence and Organized Crime Research – United Kingdom), MOSAIC (Multifaceted, Organized & Systemic Asymmetrical Imminent Crisis) of Modern Warfare
  • Mateusz Krupczyński (National Centre for Strategic Studies in Warsaw – Poland), Cyber space challenge for the Alliance
  • Csaba Törő (Karoli Gaspar University of the Reformed Church – Hungary), The Challenges of Deterrence and Reassurance in the Face of Unconventional Threats to the Security of NATO Members
  • Simona Soare (University St. Louis/European Parliament, Office of the Vice-President – Belgium), Hybrid Warfare Re-Learned in NATO. A Comparative Analysis of Hybrid Warfare in the Euro-Atlantic and Asia-Pacific Regions

13:00 – 15:30 |PANEL 8: European Dimension of NATO

Moderator: Yulia Boguslavskaya (St. Petersburg University – Russian Federation)

  • Ieva Karpavičiūtė (Vytautas Magnus University in Kaunas – Lithuania, NATO Arms Control and Coordination Section – Belgium), Recent Developments in the Conventional Arms Control in Europe: Perceptions by NATO and Russia
  • Karolina J. Helnarska (War Studies University in Warsaw – Poland), NATO and European Union Relations. Opportunities and Obstacles. Why Can’t NATO and the EU Just Get Along?
  • Irakli Manvelidze (Batumi Shota Rustaveli State University – Georgia), Giga Phartenadze (Batumi Shota Rustaveli State University – Georgia), Giorgi Katamadze (Batumi Shota Rustaveli State University – Georgia), Peculiarities and Contradictions of the European Security System
  • Peiran Wang (Vrije Universiteit in Brussels) – Belgium), The Geopolitical Implications of NATO’s Missile Defence on European Strategic Stability
  • Martina Vetrovcova (Heidelberg University – Germany), V4 – Terra Incognita
  • Yaroslava Shvechykova (Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv – Ukraine), The Role of NATO in the European Security Complex After the 2016 Warsaw Summit

15:30 – 16:30 | Dinner for speakers (invitations only)

16:30 | Bus transport to Grand Hotel for speakers