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September 19, 2013 | Day 1
9:00 - 16:30

Academic session

16.30-18.30

Transatlantic Trends Report 2013

Biljana Dakić Đorđević‚ 

Program Officer, Balkan Trust for Democracy, a project of the German Marshall Fund of the United States (Presenter)‚

H.E. Michael D. Kirby‚ 

U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Serbia (TBC) Commentator‚

Srđan Bogosavljević‚ 

Director, Ipsos Strategic Marketing (Commentator)‚

Nenad Radičević‚ 

Foreign Policy Deputy Editor, Politika (Moderator)‚

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19:00

Official Reception

Maja Bobić‚ 

Secretary General, European Movement in Serbia‚

Sonja Stojanović Gajić‚ 

Director, Belgrade Centre for Security Policy

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20:30

Registration of the participants

21:00

Session 1: Overcoming the Gaps in Security Cooperation in the Western Balkans

Arjan Dyrmishi‚ 

Head of the European and Security Affairs Department, Institute for Democracy and Mediation, Tirana‚

Florian Qehaja‚ 

Executive Director, Kosovar Centre for Security Studies, Pristina‚

Kenan Dautović‚ 

Associate Professor, Faculty of Political Sciences, Sarajevo‚

Dženita Brčvak‚ 

Research Fellow, Centre for Democracy and Human Rights, Podgorica‚

Sonja Stojanović Gajić‚ 

Director, Belgrade Centre for Security Policy, Belgrade‚

Jelica Minić‚ 

former Deputy RCC Secretary General/Head of Expert Pool (Moderator)‚

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21:00

Session 2: New Model of State Emerging from the Economic Crisis

Almut Möller‚ 

Head of Program, Alfred Von Oppenheim Center for European Policy Studies, German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP) ‚

Vladislav Inozemtsev‚ 

Chairman of the High Council, The Civilian Force

Piotr Świtalski‚ 

Ambassador, Director of the Directorate of Policy Planning, Council of Europe‚

William Bartlett‚ 

Senior Research Fellow in the Political Economy of Southeast Europe, LSE‚

Maja Bobić‚ 

Secretary General, European Movement in Serbia (Moderator)‚

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21:00

Session 3: Regional Cooperation and Reconciliation in the Western Balkans: Continuation or Stalemate

Johann Pucher‚ 

Defence Policy Director, Austrian Federal Ministry of Defence and Sports‚

Franz Lothar Altmann‚ 

Center for Applied Policy Research, University of Munich‚

Valbona Zeneli‚ 

Professor, College of International and Security Studies, George C. Marshall Center‚

Predrag Jureković‚ 

Senior researcher, Institute for Peace Support and Conflict Management, National Defence Academy, Austrian Armed Forces (Moderator)‚

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21:00

Session 4: Global Civics in the World in Crisis

Hakan Altinay‚ 

Nonresident Senior Fellow, Brookings Institutions‚

Elizabeth Filippouli‚ 

Founder and CEO, Global Thinkers‚

Daniel R. Fung‚ 

Member of Chambers, Des Voeux Chambers‚

Markus Jaeger‚ 

Head of Migration Co-ordination Division, Council of Europe‚

Sonja Licht‚ 

President, Belgrade Fund for Political Excellence (Moderator)‚

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21:00

Session 5: The Visegrad Group: Exploring the New Synergies with the Western Balkans

Ivana Hlavsová‚ 

Director, South and South East European Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic‚

Roman Hloben‚ 

Director, South-East European States and Turkey Department, Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs, Slovak Republic‚

Imre Varga‚ 

Ambassador, Owner, EU-JUST-4U Consulting Ltd. ‚

Tomasz Żornaczuk‚ 

Analyst on the Western Balkans, Polish Institute of International Affairs‚

Milan Nič‚ 

Senior Fellow, Central European Policy Institute (Moderator)‚

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September 20, 2013 | Day 2
08:00 - 09:00

Registration of the participants

09.15 – 09.30

Welcoming speech

Sonja Licht‚ 

President, Belgrade Fund for Political Excellence ‚

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09:30 - 11:00

Opening Panel: State Building and European Integration – Mutually Reinforcing or Contradicting Processes?

Branko Ružić‚ 

Minister without portfolio responsible for European integration, Government of the Republic of Serbia‚

Miroslav Lajčák‚ 

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic‚

Julian Braithwaite‚ 

Ambassador, UK Representative to the EU Political and Security Committee‚

Tim Judah‚ 

Balkans Correspondent, The Economist (Chair)‚

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11:30 - 13:00

Plenary panel 1: Helsinki Plus 40: Strengthening the Security Community to Meet Current Security Challenges

Aleksandar Vučić‚ 

First Deputy Prime Minister, Republic of Serbia ‚

Heidi Grau‚ 

Ambassador, Head of the OSCE Chairmanship Task Force of the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs‚

Adam Kobieracki‚ 

Ambassador, Director of the OSCE Conflict Prevention Centre‚

Andrew Michels‚ 

Senior Security Sector Advisor and Adjunct Professor of International Relations George Washington University Elliott School of International Relations ‚

Richard Thompson‚ 

Director, T-Media (Chair)‚

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15:00 - 16:30

Plenary panel 2: Gender at the Margins: The Role of State

Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović‚ 

Ambassador, Assistant to Secretary General, NATO‚

Elisabeth Naucler‚ 

MP, Parliament of Finland ‚

Tanja Miščević‚ 

Serbian Chief Negotiator with EU‚

Valerie Evans‚ 

Head of DE&S's International Relations Group IRG, MoD, UK ‚

Daniel de Torres‚ 

Deputy Head, Operations III, DCAF (Chair)‚

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16.30 - 18:00

Session 6: A Comparative Perspective of the International Reconciliation Models: How Similar, How Different?

Sławomir Dębski‚ 

Director, The Centre for Polish-Russian Dialogue and Understanding‚

Nora Ahmetaj‚ 

Executive Director, CRDP‚

Andi Balla‚ 

Albanian Institute for International Studies‚

Nenad Šebek‚ 

Executive Director, Center for Democracy and Reconciliation in Southeast Europe (Moderator)‚

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16.30 - 18:00

Session 7: Assuring Cyber-Security in the Western Balkans and the Rest of Europe: Roles and Responsibilities of Institutions, Industry and Users?

Baroness Pauline Neville-Jones‚ 

Government Special Representative to Business on Cyber Security, Cyber Security Challenge ‚

Alexander Klimburg‚ 

Senior Adviser, The Austrian Institute for International Affairs‚

Franz-Stefan Gady‚ 

Senior Fellow, East West Institute‚

Predrag Tasevski‚ 

Founder, CyberSecurity.mk‚

Jovan Kurbalija‚ 

Founding Director, Diplo Foundation (Moderator) ‚

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16.30 - 18:00

Session 8: Rethinking the EU’s Mediterranean Policies: Europe’s Security Shortcomings

Elizabeth Sidiropoulos‚ 

Chief Executive, South African Institute of International Affairs‚

Josef Teboho Ansorge‚ 

JD Candidate, Yale Law School ‚

Riham Bahi‚ 

Assistant Professor, Cairo University‚

Dimitar Bechev‚ 

Senior Policy Fellow and Head of European Council on Foreign Relations office in Sofia‚

Despina Syrri‚ 

President of Symbiosis, Department of Balkan, Slavic and Oriental Studies, University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki‚

Jean-Daniel Ruch‚ 

Ambassador, Head of Mission, Embassy of the Swiss Confederation in Serbia (Moderator) ‚

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16.30 - 18:00

Session 9: Serbia and Kosovo*: A Game Changer in the Balkans?

Marko Đurić‚ 

Foreign Policy Adviser to the President of Serbia‚

Arbër Vllahiu‚ 

Senior Political Advisor for Media and Public Relations/Spokesperson and Chief of Staff of the President of Republic of Kosovo*‚

Zoran Ostojić‚ 

MP, National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia‚

Dukagjin Gorani‚ 

Director, Liberal Democratic Institute, Kosovo*‚

Oliver Ivanović‚ 

Former State Secretary, Ministry for Kosovo and Metohija‚

Leon Malazogu‚ 

Executive Director, Democracy for Development, Kosovo*‚

Alex N. Grigorev‚ 

President, Council for Inclusive Governance (Moderator) ‚

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18:30 - 19:30

Special Evening Talk: Iran After Elections: International Prospects

Dr. Seyed Vahid Karimi‚ 

Director of Directorate for European Studies, Institute for Political and International Studies, Iran‚

Boško Jakšić‚ 

Foreign Policy Editor-in-Chief, Politika (Moderator) ‚

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20:00

Official Dinner (Upon separate invitation)

September 21, 2013 | Day 3
9:00 - 10:00

Registration of the participants

10:00 - 11:30

Session 10: Energy Security in SEE – Connecting or Dividing?

John M. Roberts‚ 

Energy Security Specialist, PLATTS‚

Gerald Stang‚ 

Associate Fellow, EUISS‚

Predrag Grujičić‚ 

Head of Hydrocarbons Unit, Energy Community ‚

Ali Biniaz‚ 

Director, Directorate for International Economy and Energy Studies, Institute for Political and International Studies, Iran‚

Karsten Friis‚ 

Senior Advisor, Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (Moderator) ‚

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10:00 - 11:30

Session 11:Human Security in Kosovo*

Ivana Milosavljević‚ 

Women activist‚

Engjellushe Morina‚ 

Co-founder and Chairperson, Pristina Council for Foreign Relations‚

Jasmina Živković‚ 

MP, Assembly of Kosovo*‚

Besa Shahini‚ 

Senior Analyst, European Stability Initiative‚

Alex N. Grigorev‚ 

President, Council for Inclusive Governance (Moderator) ‚

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10:00 - 11:30

Session 12: Corruption and Informality – Have the Developed Democracies and Part of Balkans Learned to Tame Them?

Valbona Zeneli‚ 

Professor, College of International and Security Studies, George C. Marshall Center‚

Sašo Ordanoski‚ 

Director of Media and Public Affairs, VeVe Group‚

Milada Vachudova‚ 

Associate Professor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill‚

Peter Gill‚ 

Honorary Senior Research Fellow, University of Liverpool‚

Sonja Stojanović Gajić‚ 

Director, Belgrade Centre for Security Policy (Moderator) ‚

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10:00 - 11:30

Session 13: NATO Facing the Unpredictable Challenges: Is New Security Architecture Transformed Enough?

Tomaš Valašek‚ 

Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Slovak Republic to NATO‚

Selmo Cikotić‚ 

Dean of the American School of Government, American University in Bosnia and Herzegovina‚

Erik Baktai‚ 

Senior Adviser, Security Policy Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Hungary‚

Arjan Dyrmishi‚ 

Head of the European and Security Affairs Department, Institute for Democracy and Mediation, Tirana‚

Barbora Maronkova‚ 

Information Officer for Western Balkans, NATO (Moderator) ‚

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12:00 - 13:30

Closing panel: The Balkans 2020

Goran Svilanović‚ 

Secretary General, RCC‚

Ana Trišić-Babić‚ 

Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Bosnia and Herzegovina‚

Franco Frattini‚ 

Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, President of the Italian Society for International Organizations ‚

Remzi Lani‚ 

Director, Albanian Media Institute‚

Boris Tadić‚ 

Former President of the Republic of Serbia‚

Jacques Rupnik‚ 

Director for Researches, CERI‚

Dejan Anastasijević‚ 

Brussels correspondent, Tanjug News Service (Chair) ‚

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13:30 - 14:00

Closing address

Sonja Licht‚ 

President, Belgrade Fund for Political Excellence ‚

Maja Bobić‚ 

Secretary General, European Movement in Serbia‚

Sonja Stojanović Gajić‚ 

Director, Belgrade Centre for Security Policy, Belgrade‚

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