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The EU Global Strategy on Foreign and Security Policy: Can It Deliver?

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Elisabeth-Herz-Kremenak-Saal
Plenary / Foreign Policy
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The EU Global Strategy offers answers to the complex and often interlinked foreign and security policy challenges of today. Participants in the Political Symposium will vote on whether the strategy has the potential to be successful in neighbouring southern and eastern regions.

Executive Director, The Future of Diplomacy Project, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard University, Cambridge
Jean Monnet Fellow, Robert Schuman Centre, European University Institute, Florence; Director, Open Society European Policy Institute, Brussels
Chairman, Centre for Liberal Strategies, Sofia
Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, PSC - EU Political and Security Committee, Brussels
Chair, PSC - Political and Security Committee, Brussels
Special Advisor to the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy; Deputy Director, Istituto Affari Internazionali, Rome
Representative of the Netherlands, PSC - EU Political and Security Committee, Brussels
Secretary General, OSCE - Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, Vienna
Television Journalist; Mentor, Alpbach Media Academy, Berlin

MPA MA Cathryn CLÜVER ASHBROOK

Executive Director, The Future of Diplomacy Project, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard University, Cambridge

 Cathryn Clüver is the founding Executive Director of the Future of Diplomacy Project, which examines the challenges to negotiation and statecraft in the 21st century. She is also the Interim Executive Director of the India and South Asia Program at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs.
 She looks back on a ten-year career in international journalism and communications, during which she covered global affairs, most notably EU politics and business and the aftermath of September 11th, working as a producer and writer for CNN-International based in Atlanta and London.
 She served on the management team of the European Policy Centre in Brussels, where she was the Deputy Editor of its public policy journal, Challenge Europe, and the think tank's Communications Director, before joining Roland Berger Strategy Consultants as Senior Journalist and consultant in 2005. There, she worked on public policy issues (demographic change, urban competitiveness, green energy) and advised both the consultancy's Chinese and French offices on branding and communication strategies. In 2009 she served in the second Bloomberg mayoral administration, where she implemented an online program for New York City's 1.8 million limited-English-proficiency migrants to access essential public services. Her past research work and writing has focused on comparative immigration systems and border control in the European Union and the US. She has lectured on EU communications policy and European competitiveness and cohesion at the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the University of Nancy, France and her alma mater, Brown University. In her current role, she examines negotiation practice and the impact of technology and communication on diplomatic actors and spearheads the Project's Metro Diplomacy Initiative, looking at the international role of cities. She has commented on EU-US relations and immigration on ABC radio and on German television and radio, including on ARD and PHOENIX and writes regularly for Atlantic Monthly's Quartz. Cathryn holds a Masters Degree in Public Administration (MPA) from the Harvard Kennedy School, where she was a Hauser Fellow in Nonprofit Management and recipient of the Donald K. Price award for academic excellence and community service. She is a graduate of the London School of Economics, where she received a Masters Degree in European Studies, and of Brown University, where she completed her undergraduate degree in International Relations and French Civilization. Cathryn is an elected member of the HKS Alumni Board of Directors, where she is serving a four-year term and was named a Truman National Security Fellow in 2011. In 2012 she was appointed to the Advisory Council of Georgetown University's BMW Center for German and European Studies.

Dr. Heather GRABBE

Jean Monnet Fellow, Robert Schuman Centre, European University Institute, Florence; Director, Open Society European Policy Institute, Brussels

Editor, Oxford Analytica, Oxford Research Fellow, Chatham House, London PhD research and Research Fellowships, European University Institute, Florence; EU Institute for Security Studies, Paris; Centre for International Relations, Warsaw; and Wolfson College, Oxford Deputy Director, Centre for European Reform, London Special Advisor to European Commissioner Olli Rehn
1993-1995
1996-1997
1998-1999
2000-2004
2004-2009

Array Ivan KRASTEV

Chairman, Centre for Liberal Strategies, Sofia

Charman, Centre for Liberal Strategies, Sofia Executive Director, International Commission on the Balkans (chair: former Italian Prime Minister Giuliano Amato) Editor-in-Chief of the Bulgarian Edition of Foreign Policy Member, Council of the International Institute for Strategic Studies, London
since 1994
2004-2006
2005-2011
2005-2011

Array Angus LAPSLEY

Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, PSC - EU Political and Security Committee, Brussels

 Angus Lapsley joined the UK civil service in 1991, working in the Department of Health and then the UK Representation to the EU, before serving John Major and then Tony Blair as Home Affairs Private Secretary.
 In 1999 he joined the Foreign Office, leading the EU Institutions Unit during the negotiations of the Nice Treaty. Posted to Paris between 2001 and 2005, he followed foreign and security policy issues. From 2006 he was Deputy Balkans Co-ordinator in the FCO, and from 2006 to 2010 he was Counsellor and head of the Common & Foreign Security Policy (CFSP), CSDP and EU Enlargement team at the UK Representation to the EU.
 In 2010 he became Director (Americas) in the FCO, overseeing the UK's diplomatic operations in the region, before moving to the Cabinet Office as Director in the European and Global Issues Secretariat in April 2012. He oversaw bilateral relations, EU institutional policy, EU external policies and a range of global economic issues. He also led the Cabinet Office's role on the review of the balance of competences between the UK and the EU.
 In March 2015, he became the UK's Political and Security Ambassador to the EU, where he represents the UK on the committee that deals with all Common Foreign and Security (CFSP) policy issues. He also covers CSDP, Trade and Development dossiers.

Array Walter STEVENS

Chair, PSC - Political and Security Committee, Brussels

Chair, PSC - Political and Security Committee, Brussels Head of Crisis Management and Planning Department, EEAS - European External Action Service, Brussels Permanent Representative of the Kingdom of Belgium to the Political and Security Committee of the EU and to the Western European Union Chief of Staff of the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade of Belgium Deputy Chief of Staff of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Belgium Chief of Staff of the Minister of Development Cooperation of Belgium Diplomatic Advisor to the Prime Minister of Belgium Multilateral Trade Negotiations, WTO Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Brussels First Secretary (Economic and Financial Affairs) and Head of the Foreign Investments Office Embassy of Belgium, Washington DC First Secretary (Political and Economic Affairs) Embassy of Belgium, Riyadh, Attaché, Belgian Permanent Representation to the United Nations, Geneva Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Brussels Commercial Attaché Embassy of Belgium, The Hague Commercial Attaché for Nigeria, Benin and Togo Embassy of Belgium, Lagos Commercial Attaché Belgian Office for Foreign Trade, Brussels Cargo and Airline Services, Belgavia Brussels Airport Studies Post-Graduate - Center of Developing Countries, Catholic University Louvain-la-Neuve (U.C.L.)
since 2013
2011
2009
2007
2004
2003
2000
1999
1995
1992
1991
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1990
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1985
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1982

Ph.D. M.Sc Nathalie TOCCI

Special Advisor to the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy; Deputy Director, Istituto Affari Internazionali, Rome

BA (Hons), PPE - Politics, Philosophy and Economics, University College, Oxford M.Sc. in Development Studies, London School of Economics and Political Science, London Research Fellow, Centre for European Policy Studies, Brussels Ph.D. in International Relations, London School of Economics and Political Science, London Jean Monnet Fellow, Mediterranean Programme, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, European University Institute Marie Curie Fellow, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, European University Institute, Florence Senior Fellow, Istituto Affari Internazionali, Rome Senior Fellow, Transatlantic Academy, Washington Deputy Director, Istituto Affari Internazionali, Rome; Editor, The International Spectator Member of the Board of Administrators, Edison Strategic Advisor to the Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Rome
1995-1998
1998-1999
1999-2003
2000-2003
2003-2004
2005-2007
2006-2010
2009-2010
since 2011
since 2013
2014

MA MA Carola VAN RIJNSOEVER

Representative of the Netherlands, PSC - EU Political and Security Committee, Brussels

Policy Advisor Surinam, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Hague Trade Secretary, Dutch Embassy, Moscow Senior Policy Advisor EU Enlargement, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Hague Deputy head Economic Section (EU and international economic affairs, bilateral economic cooperation and trade and investment promotion), Dutch Embassy, Berlin Head Political Affairs Section (Cabinet of the Political Director) and European Correspondent, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Hague
1996-1999
1999-2001
2001-2005
2005-2009
2009-2013

Array Lamberto ZANNIER

Secretary General, OSCE - Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, Vienna

Head of Disarmament, Arms Control and Cooperative Security, NATO - North Atlantic Treaty Organization Chairperson of the Negotiations on the Adaptation of the Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe Permanent Representative of Italy to the Executive Council of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, The Hague Director, Conflict Prevention Centre, OSCE - Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe UN Special Representative for Kosovo and Head, UNMIK - United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo
1991-1997
1997-2000
2000-2002
2002-2006
2008-2011

Array Anke PLÄTTNER

Television Journalist; Mentor, Alpbach Media Academy, Berlin

Volunteer, Aktion Sühnezeichen, World Information on Energy, Amsterdam School voor de Journalistiek, Utrecht Correspondent for Dutch media (Avro Radio en Persdienst GPD), Cologne Trainee program TV en radio, Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR), Cologne Editor in Charge, Anchor, several positions, WDR (news, documentaries) Arthur Burns Fellowship, NBC, Denver Political Correspondent, Phoenix, Berlin Anchor daily political talkshow "Phoenix Runde", Berlin Political TV correspondent, WDR, Berlin Self-employed anchor (WDR; ARD Morgenmagazin) Consultant, MeinesHolla&Partners, The Hague
1982-1984
1984-1987
1987-1989
1989-1990
1990-2002
1993
2002-2004
2004-2010
2010-2013
since 2013
since 2013

Political Symposium

show timetable

28.08.2016

13:00 - 14:00 Opening Plenary
14:30 - 16:30 The EU Global Strategy on Foreign and Security Policy: Can It Deliver? Plenary
15:00 - 19:00 Resilience: A “Situation Room” Experiment Partner
17:00 - 18:30 Democracy Gone Astray? Plenary
18:30 - 19:30 Europe State Award Ceremony Partner

29.08.2016

06:00 - 07:00 Editors’ Breakfast Plenary
07:30 - 10:00 Breakout Session 01: Digitalisation and Politics Breakout
07:30 - 10:00 Breakout Session 03: Act Digital, Think Real: Is the Internet a Democratic Space for Everyone? Breakout
07:30 - 10:00 Breakout Session 07: Stuck in the Middle: Eastern European States and their Relations with the EU and Russia Breakout
07:30 - 10:00 Breakout Session 06: Impact & Collaboration: New Paradigms of Governance Breakout
07:30 - 10:00 Breakout Session 08: Enlightenment in Europe: A New Social Contract for the Digital Age? Breakout
07:30 - 10:00 Breakout Session 05: Liberté – Égalité – Solidarité: Changing Value Systems in the 21st Century Breakout
07:30 - 10:00 Breakout Session 04: Promoting the Entrepreneurial Spirit Breakout
07:30 - 10:00 Breakout Session 02: Resilience: Leadership in Crisis Situations Breakout
07:30 - 10:00 Breakout Session 09: Why Do We Need a Common European Cultural Diplomacy? Breakout
10:00 - 11:30 Lunch Reception Social
10:30 - 11:30 Fireside Talk with Hanan Ashrawi Partner
11:30 - 14:00 Breakout Session 22: Together or Torn Apart: Which Values Will Build our Future? Breakout
11:30 - 14:00 Breakout Session 13: The Future City: Inclusive, Connected, Resilient Breakout
11:30 - 14:00 Breakout Session 19: Overcoming the Credibility Gap Breakout
11:30 - 14:00 Breakout Session 14: Climate Change, Disasters, Migration: Preparing for Emerging Risks Breakout
11:30 - 14:00 Breakout Session 16: Redesigning European Welfare States: Rebalancing the Roles of EU and Member States Breakout
11:30 - 14:00 Breakout Session 18: And what do WE get out of it? Implementing the UN Sustainable Development Goals in Europe Breakout
11:30 - 14:00 Breakout Session 17: The EU’s Cooperation with Southern Neighbours in Response to the Refugee Crisis Breakout
11:30 - 14:00 Breakout Session 12: Towards a Circular Economy: Saving Raw Materials for the Planet’s Global Future Breakout
11:30 - 14:00 Breakout Session 15: Innovative Solutions to the “New” Challenge of Integration Breakout
14:00 - 16:00 Reception Social
16:00 - 17:30 Turkey between Regional Aspirations and Challenges Plenary
18:00 - 19:00 Brexit and the Future of Europe Plenary

30.08.2016

06:00 - 07:00 Breakfast Club: Strategies of Influence Plenary
06:30 - 07:30 Sustainable Development Goals: What Big Companies Must Do to Get Things Going Plenary
07:30 - 08:00 COURAGE in Times of Multiple Interconnected Crises: A Bold Attempt to Integrate Art and Science Plenary
08:30 - 10:30 Sustainable Development Goals: Which Social Entrepreneurs Are Already One Step Ahead? Plenary