The election of President Trump has cast considerable doubt on the traditional dynamics of transatlantic relations, in particular on US NATO membership. Ms Dempsey discussed the implications for European security.
Dr. Sven Biscop, Director of Europe in the World Programme, Egmont Royal Institute for International Relations.
Ambassador Daalder argued that the United States' post-war commitment to global engagement was essential to bringing decades of peace. He analysed recent shifts in US foreign policy, and its implications for global alliances.
Julie Brill, Corporate Vice President and Deputy General Counsel at Microsoft
The first set of 17 PESCO projects was adopted by the EU Defence Ministers on 6 March 2018, and Ireland has signed up to participate in two of these projects: European Union Training Mission Competence Centre and Upgrade of Maritime Surveillance
Gilles de Kerchove EU Counter-Terrorism Coordinator
Following the publication of the paper “Ireland and the EU: Defending Our Common European Home”, Brian Hayes MEP presented the view of Fine Gael MEPs on Irish defence policy. Dr Barbara Kunz presented the European context.
This seminar focused on what needs to be done to increase the number of women in the armed forces. The speakers focused on how a higher female ratio can strengthen the armed forces and will explore the issue of diversity.
Tiina Astola Director-General for Justice and Consumers at the European Commission
Prof Dr Peter Neumann and Rajan Basra launched a new report that is part of a Europe-wide project, the first of its kind to systematically explore the new links between organised crime, illicit trade and terrorism in Europe.
The IIEA is Ireland’s leading European & International Affairs think tank. We are an independent, not-for-profit organisation with charitable status.
Our role is to identify key European and international policy trends, which will inform the work of Ireland’s decision makers and business leaders, and enrich the public debate on Ireland’s role in the EU and on the global stage.