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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
in englischer Sprache

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, Berlin Chair

MPA MA Cathryn CLÜVER ASHBROOK

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

 Cathryn Clüver Ashbrook is a German and American national and the founding Executive Director of the Future of Diplomacy Project at the Harvard Kennedy School (HKS), which examines the challenges to negotiation and statecraft in the 21st century. In January 2018, she was named Executive Director of the Project on Europe and the Transatlantic Relationship. From 2011-2017, she served as the Executive Director of the India and South Asia Program at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at HKS, a program which ended formal activities in 2018. Her areas of expertise include EU-US relations - including trade and security policy - and digital public policy in urban and national contexts. 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. She began her public service career as a legislative adviser at the European Parliament and later the UK House of Commons.

Dr. Heather GRABBE

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

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

Ivan KRASTEV

Chairman, Centre for Liberal Strategies, Sofia

 Ivan Krastev is the chairman of the Centre for Liberal Strategies in Sofia and permanent fellow at the Institute for Human Sciences, Vienna. He is a founding board member of the European Council on Foreign Relations, a member of the Board of Trustees of The International Crisis Group and is a contributing opinion writer for the New York Times. In 2018-2019 Ivan is appointed as the Henry A. Kissinger Chair in Foreign Policy and International Relations at the John W. Kluge Center, Library of Congress. His latest books in English are 'After Europe' (UPenn Press, May 2017) 'Democracy Disrupted. The Global Politics on Protest' (UPenn Press, May 2014); 'In Mistrust We Trust: Can Democracy Survive When We Don't Trust Our Leaders?' (TED Books, 2013). He is a co-author with Stephen Holmes of a forthcoming book 'The Light that Failed' (with Penguin) on perils of the politics of imitation.

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.

Walter STEVENS

Chair, PSC - Political and Security Committee, Brussels

2011 Head of Crisis Management and Planning Department, EEAS - European External Action Service, Brussels
2009 Permanent Representative of the Kingdom of Belgium to the Political and Security Committee of the EU and to the Western European Union
2007 Chief of Staff of the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade of Belgium
2004 Deputy Chief of Staff of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Belgium
2003 Chief of Staff of the Minister of Development Cooperation of Belgium
2000 Diplomatic Advisor to the Prime Minister of Belgium
1999 Multilateral Trade Negotiations, WTO Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Brussels
1995 First Secretary (Economic and Financial Affairs) and Head of the Foreign Investments Office Embassy of Belgium, Washington DC
1992 First Secretary (Political and Economic Affairs) Embassy of Belgium, Riyadh,
1991 Attaché, Belgian Permanent Representation to the United Nations, Geneva
1990 Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Brussels
1990 Commercial Attaché Embassy of Belgium, The Hague
1986 Commercial Attaché for Nigeria, Benin and Togo Embassy of Belgium, Lagos
1985 Commercial Attaché Belgian Office for Foreign Trade, Brussels
1983 Cargo and Airline Services, Belgavia Brussels Airport Studies
1982 Post-Graduate - Center of Developing Countries, Catholic University Louvain-la-Neuve (U.C.L.)
1980 Masters, Political and Social Sciences, Catholic University Leuven (K.U.Leuven)

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

1998-1999 M.Sc. in Development Studies, London School of Economics and Political Science, London
1999-2003 Research Fellow, Centre for European Policy Studies, Brussels
2000-2003 Ph.D. in International Relations, London School of Economics and Political Science, London
2003-2004 Jean Monnet Fellow, Mediterranean Programme, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, European University Institute
2005-2007 Marie Curie Fellow, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, European University Institute, Florence
2006-2010 Senior Fellow, Istituto Affari Internazionali, Rome
2009-2010 Senior Fellow, Transatlantic Academy, Washington
since 2011 Deputy Director, Istituto Affari Internazionali, Rome; Editor, The International Spectator
since 2013 Member of the Board of Administrators, Edison
2014 Strategic Advisor to the Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Rome
since 2015 Special Advisor to the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs; Vice President of the European Commission

MA MA Carola VAN RIJNSOEVER

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

1999-2001 Trade Secretary, Dutch Embassy, Moscow
2001-2005 Senior Policy Advisor EU Enlargement, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Hague
2005-2009 Deputy head Economic Section (EU and international economic affairs, bilateral economic cooperation and trade and investment promotion), Dutch Embassy, Berlin
2009-2013 Head Political Affairs Section (Cabinet of the Political Director) and European Correspondent, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Hague
since 2013 Ambassador, Representative to the Political and Security Committee of the European Union, Permanent Representation of the Netherlands to the European Union, Brussels

Lamberto ZANNIER

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

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

Anke PLÄTTNER

Television Journalist, Berlin

1984-1987 School voor de Journalistiek, Utrecht
1987-1989 Correspondent, Dutch Media - Avro Radio en Persdienst GPD, Cologne
1989-1990 Trainee program, TV en radio, WDR - Westdeutscher Rundfunk, Cologne
1990-2002 Editor in Charge, Anchor, several positions, WDR - Westdeutscher Rundfunk, Cologne
1993 Arthur Burns Fellowship, NBC, Denver
2002-2004 Political Correspondent, Phoenix, Berlin
2004-2010 Anchor, daily political talkshow "Phoenix Runde", Berlin
2010-2013 Political TV correspondent, WDR - Westdeutscher Rundfunk, Berlin
since 2013 Self-employed anchor, WDR - Westdeutscher Rundfunk and ARD Morgenmagazin, Berlin
2013-2014 Consultant, MeinesHolla&Partners, The Hague
since 2015 Anchor, daily political talkshow "Phoenix Runde", Berlin

Political Symposium

show timetable

28.08.2016

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

29.08.2016

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

30.08.2016

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