25 May 2012, Palais d'Egmont, Brussels
08:45-09:30 Welcome & registration
Introductory remarks by Stefan Gehrold, Director of the Brussels Office, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung
09:30-11:00 Session I: Adjusting to the 'Asian century'
The transatlantic security pact that was long so central to NATO has become subtly adapted to a role defending “Western” security interests. The shift eastwards in focus has spanned the Balkans, North Africa and Afghanistan, raising fresh questions about NATO’s eventual concern with Asian security. Will the alliance’s Chicago summit mark a new stage in its development as a global peacekeeper and guarantor of stability? What commitments do NATO member governments need to make if the alliance is to achieve the worldwide credibility a more global role would call for?
Admiral Giampaolo di Paola, Minister of Defence, Italy
Hüseyin Diriöz, Assistant Secretary General for Defence Policy and Planning, NATO
Claus Grube, Permanent Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Denmark
Alejandro Alvargonzalez San Martin, Secretary General for Defence Policy, Ministry of Defence, Spain
James L. Townsend, Deputy Assistant Secretary for European and NATO Policy, United States Department of Defense
Chaired by SDA co-presidents Jaap de Hoop Scheffer, former NATO Secretary General and Javier Solana former EU High Representative for CFSP.
11:00-11:30 Impressions and comments on the Security Jam 2012 Report by Harry van Dorenmalen, Chairman of IBM Corporation Europe
Murad Bayar, Undersecretary for Defence Industries, Ministry of Defence, Republic of Turkey
11:30-12:00 Coffee break
12:00-13:30 Session II: Shifting 'smart defence' from slogan to reality
The notion of Smart Defence has caught on quickly, no doubt because it offers a welcome solution to the intractable problems of capability shortcomings and defence cutbacks on both sides of the Atlantic. But what in practical terms does smart defence constitute, and how should it be benchmarked? Should NATO planners be creating a matrix that gives an at-a-glance guide to each member states’ capabilities in areas ranging from heavy airlift to tactical troop transport, UAVs to helicopters and battlefield communications to cyber-security? Above all, will smart defence be the making of a new eve in transatlantic defence cooperation with NATO, or the breaking of it?
Chad L. Fulgham, Vice President, Lockheed Martin
Markus Hellenthal, Senior Advisor, Huawei Technologies
Ernest J. Herold, Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Defence Investment, NATO
Chaired by SDA co-presidents Jaap de Hoop Scheffer, former NATO Secretary General and Javier Solana former EU Hight Representative for CFSP.
13:30 End of conference
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