September 4-5, 2014

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* This conference will be in UK time (5 hours ahead of DC).

Thursday, September 4

8:00-8:30 a.m. | Breakfast at Celtic Manor

8:45-9:00 a.m. | Welcome and Opening

9:00-9:20 a.m. | Keynote Remarks by Anders Fogh Rasmussen

  • H.E. Anders Fogh Rasmussen, Secretary General, NATO

9:25-10:00 a.m. | Future NATO and Dynamic Transformation

  • Gen. Jean-Paul Paloméros, Supreme Allied Commander Transformation

10:00-11:00 a.m. | Implications of the Ukraine Crisis

  • H.E. Taavi Rõivas, Prime Minister, Republic of Estonia
  • Gen. Philip BreedloveSupreme Allied Commander Europe

11:00-11:25 a.m. | A View from the North

  • H.E. Børge Brende, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Kingdom of Norway 

11:30-12:00 p.m. | Coffee Break
12:00-12:40 p.m. | Stabilizing the Balkans

  • H.E. Miroslay Lajčák, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs, Slovak Republic
  • H.E. Vesna Pusić,First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs, Croatia
  • H.E. Milica Pejanović-Djurišić, Minister of Defense, Montenegro

12:45-1:15 p.m. | Lunch Break
1:15-2:10 p.m. | A View from Parliament: NATO’s Role in the World

  • Mr. Hugh Bayley MP, President, NATO Parliamentary Assembly
  • Rt. Hon. Sir Menzies Campbell QC MP, Leader, United Kingdom NATO Parliamentary Assembly Delegation
  • Mr. Tobias Ellwood MP, Foreign Office Minister and Prime Miniter’s Parliamentary Advisor on NATO

2:10-2:25 p.m. | Coffee Break
2:25-3:00 p.m. | On the Frontlines

  • H.E. Irakli Alasania, Minister of Defense, Georgia

3:00-4:00 p.m. | The World in Turmoil: NATO and Dynamic Security

  • H.E. Frans Timmermans, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Kingdom of the Netherlands
  • Mr. Barry Pavel, Vice President and Director, Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security, Atlantic Council
  • Mr. Tobias Bunde, Head of Policy and Analysis, Munich Security Conference

4:00-4:45 p.m. | Keynote Remarks: Working Together; NATO’s Values in the 21st Century by The Rt. Hon. Nick Clegg

  • The Rt. Hon. Nick Clegg, Deputy Prime Minister, United Kingdom; Lord president of the Council

4:45-5:10 p.m. | Coffee Break
5:10-6:00 p.m. | Women, Peace, and Security

  • Ms. Aarya Nijat, Founding Partner, Duran Consulting
  • Ms. Hannah Iqbal, Forced Migration Researcher and PhD Candidate, Cardiff University

6:00 p.m. | Departure from Celtic Manor

Friday, September 5

2:40-3:00 p.m. | NATO’s Enhanced Partnerships: A View from Finland

  • H.E. Carl Haglund, Minister of Defense, Finland