“Winning the 21st Century–Allied Strength and Solidarity,”-2018 CEPA Forum! 

This year’s CEPA Forum celebrates the 10th convening of this annual conference in Washington D.C. During the Forum on “Winning the 21st Century–Allied Strength and Solidarity,” participants will consider some of the most critical questions on the transatlantic policy agenda, including: the challenges facing NATO and EU cooperation in a time of heightened state competition, the strategic benefits of looking beyond NATO’s baseline requirements to improve collective defense, energy security, and developments on the technology frontline with hybrid threats. 

Confirmed speakers at the 2018 Forum include:

  • Miroslav Lajčák, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs, Slovakia

  • Mihai-Viorel Fifor, Minister of Defense, Romania

  • Linas Linkevičius, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Lithuania

  • Jacek Czaputowicz, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Poland

  • Sven Mikser, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Estonia

  • Žygimantas Vaičiūnas, Minister of Energy, Lithuania

  • Ana Birchall, Vice Prime Minister, Romania

  • Maj. Gen. Odin Johannessen, Chief of the Army, Norway

  • Tomáš Petříček, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Czech Republic

  • Audun Halvorsen, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Norway

  • Róbert Ondrejcsák, Deputy Minister of Defense, Slovakia

  • István Szabó, State Secretary of Defense, Hungary

  • Kurt Volker, Special Representative for Ukraine Negotiations, United States

  • Piotr Naimski, Secretary of State in the Chancellery of the Prime Minister of Poland, Government Plenipotentiary for Strategic Energy Infrastructure

  • Jan Havránek, Policy Advisor, Policy Planning Unit of the Office of the Secretary General, NATO 

  • Jānis Kažociņš, National Security Adviser, Latvia

  • Indrek Sirp, Director of the National Security and Defense Coordination of the Government Office, Estonia

  • Timothy Garton Ash, Professor of European Studies, Oxford University

  • Peter B. Doran, President, CEPA

  • Réka Szemerkényi, Executive Vice President, CEPA

  • Edward Lucas, Senior Vice President, CEPA

  • Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Ben Hodges, Pershing Chair in Strategic Studies, CEPA 

  • Janusz Bugajski, Senior Fellow, CEPA

  • Brian Whitmore, Senior Fellow and Director of the Russia Program, CEPA

You can find the full agenda and list of participants at CEPAForum.org.

Space is limited. Reserve your spot now for the 2018 CEPA Forum on September 24!

Best regards,

Peter B. Doran

The Center for European Policy Analysis