Agenda

09:00 - 09:15
Welcoming Remarks by Rüdiger Lentz, Executive Director, Aspen Institute Germany

Venue: Dyar Hall, Swiss Diamond Hotel

09:15 - 11:15
Panel II: The Return of Geopolitics? Implications of the conflicts in Syria and Ukraine for Security in South East Europe and the EU

Speakers:
Marieluise Beck, Member of the German Parliament
Skender Hyseni, Minister of Interior Affairs, Kosovo
Sergei Konoplyov, Director of the Harvard Black Sea Regional Security Program and Executive Director of the U.S.-Russia Security Program
Alexander Nikitin, Professor, Moscow State Institute of International Relations, Russia
Radovan Vukadinović, President of Atlantic Council, Croatia

Moderator:
Tim Judah, Reporter and Political Analyst for The Economist

Venue: Dyar Hall, Swiss Diamond Hotel

11:15 - 11:45
Key Note Speech by George Vella, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Malta, on Irregular Migration, the Situation in Libya, and Malta’s priorities for its upcoming EU Presidency

Venue: Dyar Hall, Swiss Diamond Hotel

11:45 - 12:00
Remarks on Global Security Challenges by Deputy Foreign Minister Naci Koru, Turkey

Venue: Dyar Hall, Swiss Diamond Hotel

12:00 - 12:45
Break
12:45 - 14:15
Panel III: International Migration and its Impact on European Unity

Video message from Ulrike Lunacek

Speakers:
Sonja Licht, President, Belgrade Fund for Political Excellence
Christiana Markert, Head of Division: EU-Enlargement, Neighbourhood Policy, Migration, German Federal Foreign Office
Vladimir Petronijević, Executive Director, Grupa 484, Serbia
Pär Stenbäck, Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Finland, Board Member of International Crisis Group (ICG)

Moderator:
Tobias Flessenkemper, Board Member of the Southeast Europe Association, Senior Associate Researcher, C entre international de formation européenne

Venue: Dyar Hall, Swiss Diamond Hotel

14:15 - 15:45
Lunch at Swiss Diamond Hotel
15:45 - 17:15
Parallel Session A: The Global Efforts of Counter Narration to Violent Extremism

Speakers:
Savo Kentera, President and CEO, Atlantic Council of Montenegro
Dragana Kiprijanovska, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Macedonia
Florian Qehaja, Executive Director, Kosovar Center for Security Studies
Petrit Selimi, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Kosovo
Tamas Vargha, Deputy Minister of Defense, Hungary

Moderator:
Edith Harxhi, Executive Director, Albanian Policy Center

Venue: Dyar Hall, Swiss Diamond Hotel

Parallel Session B: Energy Security and Dependency in South East Europe and Its Implications for the Region

Speakers:
Konstantin von Eggert, Journalist and Political Commentator, Russia
Julijus Grubliauskas, Staff Officer, Energy Security Section, Emerging Security Challenges Division, NATO
Blerim Reka, Professor at Southeast European University, Skopje Former Ambassador of Macedonia to the EU
Erhan Turbedar, Senior Political Advisor, Regional Cooperation Council

Moderator:
Valbona Zeneli, Director, Black Sea and Eurasia Program, Marshall Center, George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies

Venue: Artana Hall, Swiss Diamond Hotel

17:15 - 17:45
Coffee Break
17:45 - 19:15
Panel IV: The Future of the Euro-Atlantic Community in Uncertain Times: Where Are We Headed?

Speakers:
Jennifer Bachus, Deputy Chief of Mission, U.S. Embassy in Kosovo
Gunther Hellmann, Professor at Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main
Bernd Hüttemann, Vice President of European Movement International
Sonja Licht, President, Belgrade Fund for Political Excellence

Moderator:
Rüdiger Lentz, Executive Director, Aspen Institute Germany

Venue: Dyar Hall, Swiss Diamond Hotel

19:15 - 19:30
Closing Remarks by the President of Kosovo, Atifete Jahjaga
19:30
Cocktail dinner and a jazz concert hosted by the Embassies of Germany and United States in Kosovo, with short remarks by Ambassador Angelika Viets and U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission Jennifer Bachus.

Venue: Soma Book Station

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