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The USA, the EU and Russia: what changes does the new US administration bring?

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Elisabeth-Herz-Kremenak-Saal
Plenary / Future of the EU
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The impact of the recent US presidential elections will be hugely significant in Central and Eastern Europe, perhaps more than in any other region in the world. What route will transatlantic cooperation in this region take in the future? How will relations develop with Russia?

Executive Director, The Future of Diplomacy Project, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard University, Cambridge
Managing Director, Kissinger Associates, Inc., New York
Director, Institute of Europe, and Corresponding Member, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow
Chair, PSC - Political and Security Committee, Brussels
Executive Director and United States Special Representative for Ukraine Negotiations, McCain Institute for International Leadership, Arizona State University, Washington, D.C.
Managing Director for Europe and Central Asia, EEAS - European External Action Service, Brussels

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.

Ph.D. Thomas Edward GRAHAM

Managing Director, Kissinger Associates, Inc., New York

US Foreign Service Officer Senior Associate, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Washington D.C. Associate Director, Policy Planning Staff, United States Department of State, Washington D.C. Director, then Senior Director for Russia, United States National Security Council Staff, Washington D.C. Senior Director; then Managing Director, Kissinger Associates, Inc.
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Ph.D. Alexey GROMYKO

Director, Institute of Europe, and Corresponding Member, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow

 Director of the Institute of Europe of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IE RAS). Professor of RAS.
 Graduated from the Faculty of History of Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU). Doctor of Sciences (History).
 Associate researcher at Ruskin College and associate visitor at St Antony’s College at Oxford University.
 Since 2000, works at IE RAS.
 President of the Association of European Studies (Russia)
 Academic focus: British studies, European integration and security, international relations.

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.)
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Array Kurt VOLKER

Executive Director and United States Special Representative for Ukraine Negotiations, McCain Institute for International Leadership, Arizona State University, Washington, D.C.

 Ambassador Kurt Volker is a leading expert in U.S. foreign and national security policy with over 30 years of experience in a variety of government, academic, and private sector capacities. Ambassador Volker serves as Executive Director of The McCain Institute for International Leadership, a part of Arizona State University based in Washington, DC. He is also a non-resident Senior Fellow at the Center for Transatlantic Relations at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies, a Senior Advisor at the Atlantic Council, and a Trustee of IAU College in Aix-en-Provence, France. He is a consultant to international business, a member of the Board of Directors of CG Funds Trust, and had previously served as Managing Director, International, for BGR Group. He has taught Transatlantic Relations at The George Washington University Elliott School of International Affairs.

Dr. Thomas MAYR-HARTING

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

Diploma, Law Studies in Vienna Postgraduate-Studies, College of Europe, Bruges Diploma of The Hague Academy of International Law, The Hague Joined the Austrian Diplomatic Service Austrian Mission to the European Communities, Brussels Austrian Embassy, Moscow Private Office of the Austrian Foreign Minister, Vienna Deputy Head of Cabinet of Foreign Ministers Mock and Schüssel, Vienna Deputy Political Director and Director for Security Policy and Policy Planning, Austrian Foreign Ministry, Vienna Ambassador of Austria to Belgium and Head of the Austrian Mission to NATO, Brussels Special Representative of the Austrian Foreign Minister for the Western Balkans Representative of the Chancellor in the Reform Commission of the Federal Army, Vienna Political Director (Director General for Political Affairs) of the Austrian Foreign Ministry, Vienna Permanent Representative of Austria to the United Nations, New York Also represented Austria on the United Nations Security Council, New York Vice-President of the 66th General Assembly of the UN, New York Ambassador, (Head of the Delegation) of the European Union to the United Nations, New York
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 Visiting Professor, College of Europe, Bruges and Natolin
 Lecturer, Diplomatic Academy, Vienna

Political Symposium

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26.08.2017

12:00 - 16:00 Professional Programme “Our World’s Future” Partner
13:00 - 16:00 Professional Programme on Strategies of Influence Partner
13:00 - 16:00 Generational perspectives on security policy Partner

27.08.2017

07:00 - 10:00 Devil’s diplomacy Partner
07:00 - 10:00 Professional Programme on Strategies of Influence Partner
08:00 - 10:00 The 2016 US election behind the scenes Plenary
08:00 - 09:30 Fireside Talk with Ruth Dreifuss: women and power Partner
12:00 - 14:30 Opening: values and visions of a united Europe Plenary
15:00 - 16:30 Acknowledging reality: coming to grips with the international system Plenary
17:00 - 18:30 The USA, the EU and Russia: what changes does the new US administration bring? Plenary

28.08.2017

06:30 - 07:30 Breakfast Club 03: POLITICO morning briefing Plenary
08:00 - 10:30 Breakout Session 04: Military cooperation as a means to overcome security challenges Breakout
08:00 - 10:30 Breakout Session 07: The EU on trial: 60 years of conflict and cooperation in Europe Breakout
08:00 - 10:30 Breakout Session 08: Geoengineering: governance implications, technical options and risks Breakout
08:00 - 10:30 Breakout Session 06: Alternative facts, provocations and social division: how to deal with populism Breakout
08:00 - 10:30 Breakout Session 05: How to reconcile interests in societies with declining social cohesion Breakout
08:00 - 10:30 Breakout Session 02: From conflicts to collaborative governance: using open data and collective intelligence to achieve public-sector innovation Breakout
08:00 - 10:30 Breakout Session 03: May I stay or should I go? The impact of climate change on migration Breakout
08:00 - 10:30 Breakout Session 01: War and democracy in Ukraine: what is the future? Breakout
08:00 - 10:30 Breakout Session 09: Genome editing: governing on the cusp of uncertainty Breakout
08:00 - 10:30 Breakout Session 11: Innovation in a contested environment: from the outside in and the inside out Breakout
10:30 - 12:00 Lunch reception Breakout
10:30 - 11:30 Fireside Talk with Talia Sasson Partner
12:00 - 14:30 Breakout Session 18: Mission-oriented innovation policy in practice Breakout
12:00 - 14:30 Breakout Session 13: New freedoms, old constraints? Challenges of integrating female refugees in Austria Breakout
12:00 - 14:30 Breakout Session 12: Digital Security: Social Media Breakout
12:00 - 14:30 Breakout Session 17: Democracy in Central and Eastern Europe: catching up or showing the way? Breakout
12:00 - 14:30 Breakout Session 15: Migration and the Arts: Europe’s next narrative Breakout
12:00 - 14:30 Breakout Session 14: Science-based policy-making in times of post-truth? Breakout
12:00 - 14:30 Breakout Session 20: The Arctic: new narratives for a disputed territory Breakout
12:00 - 14:30 Breakout Session 19: An end to a costly war: alternatives to failed drug policies Breakout
12:00 - 14:30 Breakout Session 16: The Dublin dilemma and the way out Breakout
12:00 - 14:30 Breakout Session 21: Democracy reloaded: what can we learn from bottom-up democratic innovations? Breakout
15:30 - 17:00 Security and liberty in the digital future Plenary
17:30 - 19:00 Green Innovation: urgent & important at once Plenary

29.08.2017

07:00 - 10:30 Transformative pathways to sustainability: from perception to changing behaviour Plenary