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04: European security and the Mediterranean: A simulation

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Breakout / Global power
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With the recent adoption of Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO), the EU has created a new tool to enhance its security. While the Middle East and the Mediterranean have an impact on Europe’s security, the EU’s neighbours have not been part of the process creating PESCO. NATO, however, has an ongoing Mediterranean dialogue with the Southern neighbours. Join us for an interactive simulation exploring how security issues in the Mediterranean could be negotiated with representatives from the region, NATO and the EU!
N.B.: In addition to experts giving different geopolitical perspectives, this simulation will include around 20 participants who will be assigned roles.

Speakers

Former Foreign Minister of Jordan, Amman (tbc)
Ambassador (ret.); Professor, ESCP Europe, Paris; former European, Foreign and Security Policy Advisor to Chancellor Helmut Kohl, Paris/Berlin
Brigadier, Austrian Federal Ministry of Defence and Sports, Vienna
Former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Intelligence, Israel, Jerusalem
Senior Journalist, Al-Ahram Al Arabi, Kairo
Senior Research Fellow, INSS - The Institute for National Security Studies, Tel Aviv Chair

Abdul Ilah AL-KHATIB

Former Foreign Minister of Jordan, Amman

 Abdelilah al-Khatib is a former Minister of Foreign Affairs for Jordan. In 2011 he was appointed as the UN Special envoy to Libya. Al-Khatib graduated from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, with a degree in international economics. He also holds a master's degree in international communications from the American University in Washington, D.C

Prof. Joachim BITTERLICH

Ambassador (ret.); Professor, ESCP Europe, Paris; former European, Foreign and Security Policy Advisor to Chancellor Helmut Kohl, Paris/Berlin

1969-1973 Studium der Rechts-, Wirtschafts- und Politikwissenschaften an der Universität des Saarlandes
1973-1976 Juristischer Vorbereitungsdienst, zugleich wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter an der Universität des Saarlandes, Zweite Juristische Staatsprüfung
1974-1975 Studium, ENA - Ecole Nationale d'Administration, Paris
  Vertretung bei den Europäischen Gemeinschaften)
1976 Eintritt in den deutschen diplomatischen Dienst (Attaché-Ausbildung, Nuklearpolitik, kürzere Verwendungen in Madrid und Cairo); Auslandsverwendungen in Algier und Brüssel (Ständige
1985-1987 Mitarbeiter im Ministerbüro des Auswärtigen Amtes unter Bundesminister Hans-Dietrich Genscher (Europapolitik, Wirtschaft, Kultur)
1987-1993 Leiter des Europareferates im Bundeskanzleramt; europapolitischer Berater von Bundeskanzler Dr. Helmut Kohl
  Kohl
1993-1998 Leiter der Abteilung Auswärtige Beziehungen, Entwicklungs¬politik, äußere Sicherheit im Bundeskanzleramt; Europa-, Außen- und sicherheitspolitischer Berater von Bundeskanzler Dr. Helmut
1998-1999 Botschafter, Ständiger Vertreter der Bundesrepublik Deutschland im Nordatlantikrat in Brüssel
1999-2002 Botschafter der Bundesrepublik Deutschland im Königreich Spanien und im Fürstentum Andorra
2003-2012 Executive Vice President International Affairs Veolia Environnement SA, Paris
2009-2012 zugleich Chairman Veolia Environnement Deutschland
seit 2013 unabhängiger Consultant; Aufsichts- und Beratungsmandate privater und öffentlicher Institutionen

Mag. Dr. Walter E. FEICHTINGER

Brigadier, Austrian Federal Ministry of Defence and Sports, Vienna

1976-1979 Theresianische Militärakademie
1979-1998 Panzeroffizier in verschiedenen Funktionen
1993-1998 Kommandant Panzerbataillon 10, St. Pölten
1998 Sponsion Mag. phil. (Studienrichtungen Politikwissenschaft und Publizistik)
1998-2001 Stv. Leiter des Instituts für Friedenssicherung (Spezialgebiet Konfliktbildforschung)
2001-2002 Sicherheits- und verteidigungspolitischer Berater im Bundeskanzleramt
seit 2002 Leiter des Instituts für Friedenssicherung und Konfliktmanagement an der Landesverteidigungsakademie
2002 Promotion Dr. phil.
2001-2006 Generalsekretär der Österreichischen Offiziersgesellschaft

Dan MERIDOR

Former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Intelligence, Israel, Jerusalem

1988-1992 Minister of Justice, Government of Israel, Jerusalem
1996-1997 Minister of Finance, Government of Israel, Jerusalem
1999-2001 Chairman of Foreign Affairs and Defence, Knesset Committee
2001-2003 Minister for Strategic Affairs, Government of Israel, Jerusalem
2003-2006 Senior Fellow, Israel Democracy Institute, Jerusalem
2004-2006 Chairman of the Committee on Israel's Defence Doctrine
2003-2008 Chairman, Jerusalem Foundation
2006-2009 Deputy Chairman of the Board, INSS- The Institute for National Security Studies, Tel Aviv-Jaffa
2009-2013 Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Intelligence, Government of Israel, Jerusalem

Ahmed MOATAZ

Senior Journalist, Al-Ahram Al Arabi, Kairo

 Ahmed Moataz is Deputy Head of the Foreign Affairs Section, Senior Reporter and Israeli Affairs Chief Editor at Al-Ahram Al Arabi Magazine. Previously he worked as a researcher at Al-Ahram Center for Strategic Studies and the Emirates Center for Strategic Studies, focusing on Israeli - Egyptian relations and Middle East Affairs.

Dr. Oded ERAN

Senior Research Fellow, INSS - The Institute for National Security Studies, Tel Aviv

 Oded Eran is a senior research fellow at the Institute for National Security Studies in Tel Aviv. He joined INSS following a distinguished foreign service career that included time as Israel's ambassador to the European Union (2002-2007), ambassador to Jordan (1997-2000), and head of the team that negotiated with the Palestinians in 1999-2000. Oded Eran holds a Ph.D from the London School of Economics.

Political Symposium

show timetable

25.08.2018

13:30 - 16:30My Europe - My StoryPartner
17:00 - 18:30OpeningPlenary
19:00 - 20:30New perspectives on EU enlargementPlenary
21:30 - 23:30Drink receptionSocial

26.08.2018

08:30 - 09:30DER STANDARD Morning BriefingPlenary
08:30 - 09:30POLITICO Morning BriefingPlenary
09:00 - 12:00Alpbach Hikes: Hiking with pioneers - Mindfulness in educationPartner
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 01: Whoever has the money has the power? The future financing of the EUBreakout
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 02: EU-Russia relations: Attempting a cool-headed analysisBreakout
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 03: Citizens don’t bite: Experiences and learnings from successful participation projects in EuropeBreakout
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 04: European security and the Mediterranean: A simulationBreakout
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 05: A world without nukes? The impact of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear WeaponsBreakout
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 06: Women and youth empowerment: The Sustainable Development Goals in practiceBreakout
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 07: Democracies under pressure: Civil society and populismBreakout
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 08: Implementing the SDGs: The challenges countries face and the solutions they offerBreakout
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 09: European security in the age of hybrid threats: Rethinking military and civilian cooperation?Breakout
15:00 - 16:15Sovereignty in the EU: Who decides?Plenary
17:00 - 18:15Democracies under pressurePlenary
18:30 - 20:30Green Finance: Private capital against climate changePartner
18:30 - 20:30Lessons from the best: What we can learn from Europe’s most sustainable regionsPartner
18:45 - 20:15The subsidiarity principle under scrutinyPlenary
20:00 - 22:00European-Israeli DinnerSocial
20:15 - 21:00POLITICO Happy HourSocial

27.08.2018

08:30 - 09:30DER STANDARD Morning BriefingPlenary
08:30 - 09:30POLITICO Morning BriefingPlenary
09:00 - 12:00Alpbach Hikes: Hiking with pioneers - Mindfulness in politicsPartner
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 10: Living the Swiss militia principle: Ensuring resilience through involvementBreakout
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 11: Israel: Can democracy exist without peace?Breakout
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 12: Defending democracy in the digital age: From theory to practiceBreakout
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 13: The end of oil: Global systems in transitionBreakout
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 14: Are you acting or reacting? Countering climate change through new partnershipsBreakout
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 15: Culture and identity: What level of adaptation is required for successful integration?Breakout
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 16: Promoting sustainable developmentBreakout
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 17: Democracies under pressure: The media and populismBreakout
13:00 - 14:45From grey to green: Green infrastructure as a way out of the biodiversity crisisPartner
14:30 - 15:45Global power shifts: Implications for Europe and AsiaPlenary
16:15 - 17:45European Union - Russia: What to do?Plenary
18:15 - 19:15The future of the EU: Priorities of the Austrian EU Council PresidencyPlenary

28.08.2018

09:00 - 12:00Alpbach Hikes: Hiking with pioneers - Mindfulness in businessPartner
09:30 - 10:30The rule of law under scrutinyPlenary
11:00 - 12:30Reconciling (bio)diversity protection and efforts to mitigate climate changePlenary