Dr Andrew Silke, Professor of Terrorism, Risk and Resilience at Cranfield Forensic Institute, United Kingdom. Serge Stroobants, Director of Operations for Europe and the MENA Region at the Institute for Economics and Peace, Belgium
Serge Stroobants presented the Institute for Economics and Peace Global Terrorism Index 2018. Professor Andrew Silke, Chair in Terrorism, Risk and Resilience at the Cranfield Forensic Institute delivered the keynote address.
Pedro Serrano, Deputy Secretary General, European External Action Service
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
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
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