The 2018 Europe’s Strategic Choices Conference will take place on Thursday 8 and Friday 9 November at the Ritz Carlton, in Berlin.

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The 2018 Europe’s Strategic Choices Conference will take place on Thursday 8 and Friday 9 November at the Ritz Carlton, Berlin.

‘Europe’s Strategic Choices’, hosted by Chatham House and the Institute for Security Policy at the University of Kiel, aims to explore and understand the complex set of challenges facing Europe in the areas of security, economic competitiveness and global influence. These issues make it an important moment to bring together senior politicians, business leaders and academics from across the continent to reinvigorate the debate about Europe’s place in the world.

 

THURSDAY 8 NOVEMBER 2018 | RITZ CARLTON, BERLIN

0815 - 0900Registration and refreshments
0900 - 0915Welcome
0915 - 0930Opening Remarks (on the record)
0930 - 1045Plenary Session One | Liberalism Undone? Europe, Democracy and Globalization
1045 - 1115Refreshments
1115 - 1245

Breakout Sessions | Round One (These sessions will be under the Chatham House Rule)

Session A | Britain and the EU after the Divorce: Alignment or Divergence?

Session B | Maritime Security

Session C | How Should Europe Approach the Belt and Road Initiative?
 

1245 - 1345Lunch
1345 - 1445Plenary Session Two | Europe’s Growth Challenge
1445 - 1515Refreshments
1515 - 1645

Breakout Sessions | Round Two (These sessions will be under the Chatham House Rule)

Session A | Developing Europe’s Ability to Act Strategically

Session B | Migration to Europe

Session C | Shifting Sands – Europe’s Strategic Options in a Changing Middle East

1645 - 1700Short break
1700 - 1815Plenary Session Three | The Future of European Defence Cooperation: New Milestones but the Same Old Problems?
1815 - 1915End of day one and drinks reception
1915 - 2130Conference dinner

FRIDAY 9 NOVEMBER 2018 | RITZ CARLTON, BERLIN

0845 - 0930Refreshments
0930 - 1045Plenary Session Four | Anomaly or a New Normal? The US after the Midterm Elections
1045 - 1115Refreshments
1115 - 1230

Breakout Sessions | Round Three (These sessions will be under the Chatham House Rule)

Session A | Cyber Risk and Resilience

Session B | Monetary Union

Session C | The Future of Ukraine and Europe’s Role

1230 - 1330Lunch
1330 - 1430Closing Conversation | Designing Europe’s AI Future
1430 - 1500Closing Remarks
1500End of conference

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