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Conference on
"NATO and the New Arc of Crisis"
28 | Outubro | 2015 - 29 | Outubro | 2015
Fundación Botín, Calle Castello 18c, Madrid

Organizers: NATO’s Public Diplomacy Division and Real Instituto Elcano
with the cooperation of Istituto Affari Internazionali and
Instituto Português de Relações Internacionais.

Conference Programme:

28 | October, Wednesday

19h30 | Key-note address by NATO Deputy Secretary General, Ambassador Alexander Vershbow , followed by Qs and As

20h30 |  Departure

29 | October, Thursday

10h30 | Welcome and opening remarks by Emilio Lamo de Espinosa, President, Real Instituto Elcano

 | First Panel discussion “The new strategic environment and the implications for the Alliance-East and South”
Panelists will address a number of issues including: failed or failing state and terrorism in Europe’s southern neighborhood, maritime security, hybrid warfare, the current situation in the eastern flank of NATO and its implication for Euro-Atlantic security.

Carlos Gaspar, Senior Researcher, Portuguese Institute for International Relations
Pietro Batacchi, Director, Italian Defence Magazine
Antonin Tisseron, Institut Thomas Moro
Rafael Estrella, Vice President, Real Instituto ELCANO
Moderator: Dr. Nuno Severiano Teixeira, Director, Portuguese Institute for International Relations
Questions and Answers / Debate

12h30 | Presentation on TRIDENT JUNCTURE 2015 by General Hans-Lothar Domröse, Commander, Allied Joint Force Command Brunssum

13h30 | Networking Lunch

15h00 | Second panel discussion “NATO’s adapted toolbox – fit for purpose?”
Panelists will address issues related to NATO’s ability to respond to changing security threats and challenges, such as: the NATO Response Force, the Readiness Action Plan, the “Spearhead Force” and its use, Defence Capacity Building initiatives and their maritime component, NATO-EU cooperation.

General Carlos Martins Branco, Associate Researcher, IPRI, Lisbon
Jüri Luik, Director, International Center for Defence Studies, Tallinn
Alessandro Marrone, Senior Fellow, Istituto Affari Internazionali, Rome
Ambassador Catherine Royle, Political Advisor, Joint Forces Command Brunssum
Moderator: Dr. Gerlinde Niehus, Head Engagements Section, NATO Public Diplomacy Division
Questions and Answers / Debate

16h30 | Presentation of a Policy Paper Recommendation by ATA Test Winner
Wrap-up Session by Acting Secretary General for Public Diplomacy, Mr. Edmund C. Whiteside

17h30 | 
End of the conference

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