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Geopolitics and international relations – multilateralism versus unilateralism

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

Elmar BROK

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

Stellvertretender Bundesvorsitzender der Jungen Union Stellvertretender Vorsitzender und Vorsitzender, Demokratischer Jungenverband Europas (DEMYC) Mitglied des Europäischen Parlaments, Strassburg und Brüssel Stellvertretender Vorsitzender, International Democrat Union Mitglied, geschäftsführender Landesvorstand der CDU Nordrhein-Westfalen CDU-Bezirksvorsitzender, Ostwestfalen-Lippe 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) Vorsitzender, Auswärtiger Ausschuss des Europäischen Parlaments Vorsitzender, EVP-ED-Fraktion, EU-Verfassungskonvent Präsident, Europäische Union Christlich-Demokratischer Arbeitnehmer (EUCDA) Mitglied, CDU-Bundesvorstand, sowie Vorsitzender, Bundesfachausschuss Außen-, Sicherheits- und Europapolitik
 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
1977-1981
seit 1980
1991-2003
seit 1994
1996-2012
1996-2004
1997-2007
2000-2002
seit 2002
seit 2004

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

freelance journalist studies contemporary history and international relations at the University of Groningen editor-in-chief of a publishing company specialised in journals and scientific publications 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) 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. Doctorate at the University of Leiden 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. 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. Secondment at the Clingendael Institute Professor in the field of International Relations, Royal Netherlands Military Academy, Breda Professor Strategic Studies, University of Leiden. Lectures on international relations, security and defence policy, European integration and crisis management. 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.
1977
1978-1984
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1989
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Dr. Jamie P. SHEA

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

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

Dr. Dr. h.c. Werner WEIDENFELD

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

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

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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1977-1978
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1991-1993
1993-1995
1995-1999
1999-2003
2002-2004
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2008-2011
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2011-2015
 Visiting Professor, College of Europe, Bruges and Natolin
 Lecturer, Diplomatic Academy, Vienna

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