The Role of Diplomacy in the Future of European Security

A Conversation With:
Mr. Jean-Marie Guehenno
President and CEO
International Crisis Group

Dr. Barbara Haering
econcept Inc.

Dr. Sergi Kapanadze
Georgia’s Reform Associates

H.E. Lamberto Zannier
Secretary General
Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe

Moderated By:
The Hon. Ivo Daalder
The Chicago Council on Global Affairs 

Introduced By:
Prof. Adam Rotfeld 
Warsaw University and the College of Europe

Welcomed By:
Mr. Frederick Kempe
President and CEO
Atlantic Council

To Europe’s east, Russia seeks to roll back the gains of the post-Cold War period by rewriting the rules fundamental to Europe’s security.  To the south, the erosion of state authority and borders in the Middle East threatens Europe with mass refugee flows and violent extremism.  At the same time, a loss of strategic purpose challenges Europe’s unity and core values. 

In response to the crisis related to Russia’s annexation of Crimea in 2014, the Swiss Chairmanship of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) launched the Panel of Eminent Persons on European Security as a Common Project to restore a vision for European security based on inclusive and constructive security dialogue across the Euro-Atlantic and Eurasian regions. 

Please join us on Friday, May 20 at 11:30 a.m. EST for a discussion, held in partnership with the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, with a delegation from the Panel of Eminent Persons and the OSCE Secretary General to discuss the way forward for European security. The Panel members will speak to their findings in Back to Diplomacy: Final Report and Recommendations of the Panel of Eminent Persons on European Security as a Common Project ( 

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