The 2017 Europe’s Strategic Choices Conference will take place on Thursday 7 and Friday 8 December at the Ritz Carlton, Berlin.

Europes Strategic Choices 2016: Agenda

The 2017 Europe’s Strategic Choices conference will explore the major challenges facing Europe today, from the rise of artificial intelligence and attacks on free trade, to the future of the European Union. It will examine how European countries can best respond, individually and collectively, to these challenges.

 

THURSDAY 7 DECEMBER 2017 | RITZ CARLTON, BERLIN

0830-0900Registration and Refreshments
0900-0915WELCOME
Professor Dr Joachim Krause, Director, Institute for Security Policy, University of Kiel
Dr Robin Niblett, Director, Chatham House
0915-0930OPENING REMARKS
0930-1045PLENARY SESSION ONE | UNCERTAIN UNION: THE FUTURE OF EUROPE
Zoltán Kovács, Government Spokesman, Cabinet Office of the Prime Minister, Hungary
Lord Peter Ricketts, UK Ambassador to France (2012-2016) and Strategic Adviser, Lockheed Martin
Chair: Daniela Schwarzer, Otto Wolff Director of the Research Institute, German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP)
1045-1115Refreshments
1115-1245BREAK-OUT SESSIONS - GROUP ONE
A | Rocky Road Ahead? Brexit and the Future of the UK-EU27 Relationship

Anand Menon, Professor of European Politics and Foreign Affairs, King’s College London

B | The Data Dividend: Balancing Promise and Privacy
Susanne Dehmel, Member of the Executive Board, BITKOM
Peter Fleischer, Global Privacy Counsel, Google
Sandro Gaycken, Director, Digital Society Institute, European School of Management and Technology

C| Europe and a Resurgent Russia
Dimitar Bechev, Research Fellow, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Non-resident Senior Fellow, Atlantic Council; Director, European Policy Institute
Janusz Reiter, Chairman, Centre for International Relations, Warsaw
1245-1345Lunch
1345-1445KEYNOTE CONVERSATION |EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT AI IN EUROPE​
1445-1515Refreshments
1515-1645BREAK-OUT SESSIONS - GROUP TWO
A | The Old Becomes New: Re-Industrializing Europe
Thorben Albrecht, State Secretary, Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, Germany

B | The Future of Free Trade: Multilateral, Bilateral, Regional, Protectionist?
Chair: Henning Klodt, Head, Economic Policy Center, Kiel Institute for the World Economy

C | Old Threats, New Challenges: Changing Security Perceptions in Northern Europe
Pauli Järvenpää, Senior Research Fellow, International Center for Defence and Security, Tallinn
Daniel Keohane, Senior Researcher, Center for Security Studies, ETZ Zurich
Frank Leidenberger, Commander, German Army Land Forces
Francis Kearney, Director Customer Business – Europe, Middle East and Africa, Rolls-Royce Defence
Chair: Patricia Lewis, Research Director, International Security Department, Chatham House
1645-1700Short Break
1700-1815PLENARY SESSION TWO | STABILIZING THE NEIGHBOURHOOD: NORTH AND SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA
Mark Bryson-Richardson, Stabilisation Unit Director, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, UK
1815-1915Reception
1915-2130CONFERENCE DINNER AND KEYNOTE CONVERSATION

FRIDAY 8 DECEMBER 2017 | RITZ CARLTON, BERLIN

0900-0930Refreshments
0930-1045PLENARY SESSION THREE | ONE YEAR IN: TAKING STOCK OF THE TRANSATLANTIC RELATIONSHIP
1045-1115Refreshments
1115-1230

BREAK-OUT SESSIONS - GROUP THREE
A | Bitter Medicine? Migration: Need vs Want in an Ageing Europe
Khalid Chaouki, MP for Campania 2, Italy
Frank Laczko, Director, Global Migration Data Analysis Centre, International Organization for Migration
Uta Dauke, Vice-President, Federal Office for Migration and Refugees in Nuremberg (BAMF)
Nicola Clase, Coordinator for Migration and Refugee Issues, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Sweden

B | NATO and the 2% Goal: Keep Calm and Spend Wisely
Martin Michelot, Deputy Director, EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy
Jörg Vollmer, Chief of Staff, German Army
Chair: Professor Dr Joachim Krause, Director, Institute for Security Policy, University of Kiel

C | Beyond Carbon: Europe’s Energy Outlook Beyond 2020
Julia Michalak, EU Policy Director, International Emissions Trading Association
Annalena Baerbock, MP, Alliance 90/the Greens
Chair: Antony Froggatt, Senior Research Fellow, Energy, Environment and Resources Department, Chatham House

1230-1330Lunch
1330-1430KEYNOTE CONVERSATION
1430-1500CLOSING REMARKS
Professor Dr Joachim Krause, Director, Institute for Security Policy, University of Kiel
Dr Robin Niblett, Director, Chatham House
1500END OF CONFERENCE

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