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Geopolitics and international relations – multilateralism versus unilateralism

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Erwin-Schrödinger-Saal
Plenary / Panel
German and English language

Speakers

Chairman, Committee on Foreign Affairs, and Member, Group of the European People s Party (Christian Democrats), European Parliament, Brussels
Director of the Clingendael Security and Conflict Programme (CSCP) and the Conflict Research Unit (CRU), Clingendael Centre of Strategic Studies, The Hague
Deputy Assistant Secretary General, Emerging Security Challenges, NATO - North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Brussels
Director, CAP - Center for Applied Policy Research, University of Munich
Managing Director for Europe and Central Asia, EEAS - European External Action Service, Brussels Chair

Elmar BROK

Chairman, Committee on Foreign Affairs, and Member, Group of the European People s Party (Christian Democrats), European Parliament, Brussels

 Studium der Rechtswissenschaften und der politischen Wissenschaften, u.a. am "Centre of European Governmental Studies" der Universität Edinburgh
 Rundfunkvolontariat, Senior Vice President Media Development Bertelsmann AG
1973-1981 Stellvertretender Bundesvorsitzender der Jungen Union
1977-1981 Stellvertretender Vorsitzender und Vorsitzender, Demokratischer Jungenverband Europas (DEMYC)
seit 1980 Mitglied des Europäischen Parlaments, Strassburg und Brüssel
1991-2003 Stellvertretender Vorsitzender, International Democrat Union
seit 1994 Mitglied, geschäftsführender Landesvorstand der CDU Nordrhein-Westfalen
1996-2012 CDU-Bezirksvorsitzender, Ostwestfalen-Lippe
1996-2004 Außenpolitischer Sprecher der EVP-Fraktion, Europäisches Parlament, Vertreter des EP in den Regierungskonferenzen zu den Verträg von Amsterdam (1996-1997), von Nizza (2000), von Lissabon (2007) sowie zum EU-Verfassungsvertrag (2003-2004)
1997-2007 Vorsitzender, Auswärtiger Ausschuss des Europäischen Parlaments
2000-2002 Vorsitzender, EVP-ED-Fraktion, EU-Verfassungskonvent
seit 2002 Präsident, Europäische Union Christlich-Demokratischer Arbeitnehmer (EUCDA)
seit 2004 Mitglied, CDU-Bundesvorstand, sowie Vorsitzender, Bundesfachausschuss Außen-, Sicherheits- und Europapolitik
seit 2012 Vorsitzender, Auswärtiger Ausschuss des Europäischen Parlaments

Dr. Rob DE WIJK

Director of the Clingendael Security and Conflict Programme (CSCP) and the Conflict Research Unit (CRU), Clingendael Centre of Strategic Studies, The Hague

1977 freelance journalist
1978-1984 studies contemporary history and international relations at the University of Groningen
1980 editor-in-chief of a publishing company specialised in journals and scientific publications
1985-1989 Political science department, University of Leiden, he was a lecturer in international relations, in particular international security (at the same time he worked as a jounalist at "De Volkskrant" and presenting a weekly programme on East-West relations and security issues in VPRO Radio)
1989 Appointed Head of the Defence Concepts Division of the Defence Staff at the Netherlands Ministry of Defence. He advised the Chief of the Defence Staff in matters relating to strategic plans and policy.
1989 Doctorate at the University of Leiden
1991-1993 at the national level he laid the foundation of the Defence White Paper 1991 and the Defence Priorities Review, published in 1993. These white papers contain the plans for the reorganisation and the reduction of the Netherlands armed forces and for restructuring them from regular and conscript forces into all-volunteer forces. He was also responsible for the development of strategic management methods at the Ministry of Defence. Together with his staff he also contributed to studies and documents on behalf of NATO, NACC and the WEU/EU, including the Alliance Strategic Concept and supporting documents, as well as policy documents relating to peace support and crisis management.
1993 Member of the National Defence Research Council of TNO (1993). The Council forms part of TNO s Board of Management and is responsible for strategic policy relating to defence research.
1997 Secondment at the Clingendael Institute
1999 Professor in the field of International Relations, Royal Netherlands Military Academy, Breda
2000 Professor Strategic Studies, University of Leiden. Lectures on international relations, security and defence policy, European integration and crisis management.
2003 Director of the Clingendael Centre of Strategic Studies. The Centre is a joint venture of the Netherlands Institute for International Relations  Clingendael and the Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research, TNO.
2005 Director of the Clingendael Security and Conflict Programme (CSCP), which also comprises the Conflict Research Unit (CRU)

Dr. Jamie P. SHEA

Deputy Assistant Secretary General, Emerging Security Challenges, NATO - North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Brussels

1980-1982 Administrator, Council Operations Section of Executive Secretariat, NATO - North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Brussels
1982-1985 Head of External Youth Programmes, NATO - North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Brussels
1985-1988 Head of External Relations Conferences and Seminars, NATO - North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Brussels
1988-1991 Assistant to the Secretary General of NATO for Special Projects, NATO - North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Brussels
1991-1993 Deputy Head and Senior Planning Officer, Policy Planning Unit and Multilateral Affairs Section of the Political Directorate, NATO - North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Brussels
1993-2000 Spokesman of NATO; Deputy Director of Information and Press, NATO - North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Brussels
2000-2003 Director of Information and Press, NATO - North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Brussels
2003-2005 Deputy Assistant Secretary General for External Relations, Public Diplomacy Division, NATO - North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Brussels
since 2005 Deputy Assistant Secretary General, Emerging Security Challenges, NATO - North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Brussels

Dr. Dr. h.c. Werner WEIDENFELD

Director, CAP - Center for Applied Policy Research, University of Munich

1966-1971 Studies of political sciences, history and philosophy, University of Bonn
1971 Graduation ad Ph.D.
1975 Habilitation, Political Sciences
1975-1995 Professor of Political Sciences, Johannes-Gutenberg-University, Mainz
1986-1988 Professeur associé, Sorbonne, Paris
1987-1999 Coordinator, German-American Cooperation in the German government
since 1995 Director, Center for Applied Policy Research (CAP), University of Munich
since 1995 Professor for Political Systems and European Integration, Geschwister-Scholl-Institut, University of Munich
since 2000 permanent Guest-Professor, Remnin University of Peking
since 2012 Rector of Alma Mater Europaea, European Academy of Sciences and Arts, Salzburg

Dr. Thomas MAYR-HARTING

Managing Director for Europe and Central Asia, EEAS - European External Action Service, Brussels

1977 Diploma, Law Studies in Vienna
1977-1978 Postgraduate-Studies, College of Europe, Bruges
1978 Diploma of The Hague Academy of International Law, The Hague
1979 Joined the Austrian Diplomatic Service
1982-1986 Austrian Mission to the European Communities, Brussels
1986-1990 Austrian Embassy, Moscow
1991-1993 Private Office of the Austrian Foreign Minister, Vienna
1993-1995 Deputy Head of Cabinet of Foreign Ministers Mock and Schüssel, Vienna
1995-1999 Deputy Political Director and Director for Security Policy and Policy Planning, Austrian Foreign Ministry, Vienna
1999-2003 Ambassador of Austria to Belgium and Head of the Austrian Mission to NATO, Brussels
2002-2004 Special Representative of the Austrian Foreign Minister for the Western Balkans
2003-2004 Representative of the Chancellor in the Reform Commission of the Federal Army, Vienna
2003-2008 Political Director (Director General for Political Affairs) of the Austrian Foreign Ministry, Vienna
2008-2011 Permanent Representative of Austria to the United Nations, New York
2009-2010 Also represented Austria on the United Nations Security Council, New York
2011 Vice-President of the 66th General Assembly of the UN, New York
2011-2015 Ambassador, (Head of the Delegation) of the European Union to the United Nations, New York
 Visiting Professor, College of Europe, Bruges and Natolin
 Lecturer, Diplomatic Academy, Vienna
since 2015 Managing Director for Europe and Central Asia, European External Action Service, Brussels

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