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2009 Agenda

 

Plenary 1: Global Transatlanticism: Where the Allies Are

Speakers: Mr. Yukio Okamoto, President, Okamoto Associates, Japan

The Hon. Jeanne Shaheen, Senator, United States Senate

Prof. Dr. Ilter Turan, Professor of Political Science, Istanbul Bilgi University, Turkey

The Hon. Karl-Theodor Freiherr zu Guttenberg, Minister of Defense, Germany

Moderator: The Hon. Pamela Wallin, Senator, Deputy Chair of the Senate Defence Committee, Canada

 

Night Owl Sessions

Partners and Problems: North Korea

Speakers: Dr. Kim Changsu, Senior Research Fellow, Korea Institute for Defense Analyses, South Korea

The Hon. Wayne Mapp, Minister of Defence, New Zealand

Mr. Yukio Okamoto, President, Okamoto Associates, Japan

Mr. Michael Schiffer, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Asian and Pacific Security Affairs, East Asia, United States

Moderator: Mr. Glyn Ford, Partner, Polint

 

Partners and Problems: The Middle East

Speakers: The Hon. Dr. Mohammed Shtayyeh, Minister of Housing and Public Works, Palestinian National Authority

The Hon. Matan Vilnai, Deputy Minister of Defense, Israel

The Hon. Robert Wexler, Member, United States House of Representatives

Moderator: Ms. Barb Stegemann, Columnist, Halifax Chronicle-Herald and Founder, 7 Virtues Communications Group

 

Geopolitical Consequences of the Economic Crisis

Speakers: Ms. Miriam L. Campanella, Senior Lecturer, International Political Economy, University of Turin

The Hon. Edgars Rinkēvičs, Head of the Chancery of the President, Republic of Latvia

Mr. John Vinocur, Columnist, International Herald Tribune

Dr. Arvind Virmani, Executive Director, International Monetary Fund

Moderator: Mr. Philip Stephens, Associate Editor, Financial Times

 

Plenary 2: Afghanistan: Transition to What?

Speakers: General (Retired) Rick Hillier, Former Chief of Defence Staff, Canada

The Hon. John McCain, Senator, United States Senate

Mr. Michael Semple, Research Fellow, Carr Center for Human Policy Rights, Harvard University

Mr. Najam Sethi, Editor-in-Chief, Daily Times, Pakistan

Moderator: Ms. Lyse Doucet, Presenter and Correspondent, BBC

 

Plenary 3: Pirates, Ports, and Proliferation: Securing the Seas

Speakers: Admiral Mark Fitzgerald, Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe, U.S. Naval Forces Africa, Allied Joint Force Command Naples

The Hon. Peter G. MacKay, Minister of National Defence and Minister for the Atlantic Gateway, Canada

The Hon. Eimert van Middelkoop, Minister of Defense, The Netherlands

Moderator: Ms. Susan Bonner, Washington Correspondent, CBC News

 

Plenary 4: Arctic Security: The New Great Game?

Speakers: Mr. Stephen M. Carmel, Senior Vice President, Maritime Services, Maersk Line, Ltd.

The Hon. Espen Barth Eide, State Secretary, Ministry of Defense, Norway

General Walter Natynczyk, Chief of Defence Staff, Canada

General Victor E. Renuart, Jr., Commander, United States Northern Command and North American Aerospace Defense Command

Moderator: Mr. Jamie McIntyre, Host of “Line of Departure,” Military.com

 

Plenary 5: Law V. Power: Who Rules? Who Makes the Rules?

Speakers: The Hon. Stephen G. Breyer, Associate Justice, United States Supreme Court

The Hon. Gregory B. Craig, White House Counsel, Executive Office of the President of the United States

Dr. Hina Jilani, Human Rights Lawyer, AGHS Associates Legal Aid Cell, Pakistan

The Rt. Hon. Beverley McLachlin, Chief Justice, Supreme Court of Canada

Moderator: Mr. Martin Klingst, Bureau Chief, Washington DC, DIE ZEIT

 

Plenary 6: Iran: What Do We Do?

Speakers: The Hon. Darrell Issa, Member, United States House of Representatives

The Hon. Ruprecht Polenz, Chairman, Committee on Foreign Affairs, German Parliament

The Hon. Murat Mercan, Chairman, Foreign Affairs Committee, Turkish Grand National Assembly

Moderator: Mr. Julian Borger, Diplomatic Editor, International Affairs, The Guardian

 

Saturday night dinners

The Fall of the Wall: New World or New World Order?

Speakers: Mr. Andrei Sannikov, Leader of “European Belarus” and Former Deputy Foreign Minister, Belarus

Mr. Christian Wernicke, U.S. Correspondent, Sueddeutsche Zeitung

Moderator: Mr. James Appathurai, Spokesman, NATO

 

The Future of Democracy in the Western Hemisphere

Speakers: The Hon. Nelson Azevedo Jobim, Minister of Defense, Brazil

The Hon. Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence and Minister for the Atlantic Gateway, Canada

Moderator: The Hon. Jim Kolbe, Senior Transatlantic Fellow, The German Marshall Fund of the United States

 

Global Energy Security: Pipe Dream?

Speaker: Mr. J. Robinson West, Chairman of the Board, Founder, and Chief Executive Officer, PFC Energy

Moderator: Ms. Alina Inayeh, Director, Black Sea Trust for Regional Cooperation, The German Marshall Fund of the United States

 

Iraq: Still Work to Do

Speaker: The Hon. Stephen Hadley, Senior Advisor for International Affairs, United States Institute of Peace and Former National Security Advisor to President George W. Bush

Moderator: Ms. Amberin Zaman, Turkey Correspondent, The Economist

 

Laws of War: Do They Work?

Speaker: Mr. Robert Taylor, Principal Deputy Counsel, Department of Defense, United States

Brigadier-General Ken Watkin, Judge Advocate General, Department of National Defence, Canada

Moderator: Dr. Constanze Stelzenmüller, Senior Transatlantic Fellow, The German Marshall Fund of the United States

 

Made in China: Challenges and Opportunities

Speaker: Mr. Yukio Okamoto, President, Okamoto Associates, Japan

Moderator: Mr. Andrew Small, Transatlantic Fellow, The German Marshall Fund of the United States

 

NATO’S Strategic Direction

Speaker: Admiral James Stavridis, Supreme Allied Commander Europe, and Commander, United States European Command

Moderator: Mr. Daniel P. Fata, Vice President, The Cohen Group and Transatlantic Fellow, The German Marshall Fund of the United States

 

Obama: One Year In

Speaker: Mr. Gregory B. Craig, White House Counsel, Executive Office of the President of the United States

Mr. Robert Liberatore, Senior Transatlantic Fellow, The German Marshall Fund of the United States

Moderator: Mr. Craig Kennedy, President, The German Marshall Fund of the United States

 

Pakistan: Who Can Help and How?

Speaker: The Hon. Christopher Alexander, Former Ambassador to Afghanistan, Canada

Dr. Hina Jilani, Human Rights Lawyer, AGHS Associates Legal Aid Cell, Pakistan

Moderator: Dr. Dan Twining, Senior Fellow for Asia, The German Marshall Fund of the United States

 

Regional Help Wanted: The Role of Neighbors in Securing Peace, or Not?

Speaker: The Hon. Murat Mercan, Founding Member and Deputy Chairman, Justice and Development Party, Turkey

Baroness Pauline Neville-Jones, Shadow Security Minister and National Security Advisor to the Leader of the Opposition, United Kingdom and Northern Ireland

Moderator: Mr. Ivan Vejvoda, Executive Director, Balkan Trust for Democracy, The German Marshall Fund of the United States

 

Security and Climate Change

Speaker: Ms. Sherri Goodman, Senior Vice President, CNA

Moderator: Ms. Heidi Cullen, Senior Research Scientist, Climate Central

 

Terrorism: What’s Next?

Speaker: Dr. Alexander Garza, Assistant Secretary, Department of Homeland Security, United States

The Hon. Matan Vilnai, Deputy Minister of Defense, Israel

Moderator: Dr. Ian O. Lesser, Senior Transatlantic Fellow, The German Marshall Fund of the United States

 

Ukraine Before the Elections

Speaker: Mr. Olexander Scherba, Chief Foreign Policy Advisor to Ukrainian Presidential Candidate Arseniy Yatseniuk

Mr. Boris Tarasyuk, Member, Ukrainian Parliament

Moderator: Mr. David J. Kramer, Senior Transatlantic Fellow, The German Marshall Fund of the United States

 

What Ideas Are Worth Defending?

Speaker: Dr. Peter Berkowitz, Tad and Dianne Taube Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution

The Hon. Pieter De Crem, Minister of Defense, Belgium

Moderator: Mr. Joe Wood, Senior Resident Fellow, The German Marshall Fund of the United States

 

Breakfast Sessions

Protecting Ports, Threatening Trade?

Speakers: Mr. Earl Agron, Vice President, Security and Environment, APL Ltd.

Ms. Karen Oldfield, Chief Executive Officer, Halifax Port Authority

Mr. Jonathan S. Spaner, Commanding Officer, United States Coast Guard

Moderator: Mr. Paul Brill, Editorial Writer, International Affairs, De Volkskrant

 

Pandemics: Public and Private Preparedness

Speakers: Mr. Francis Delon, Secretary General, National Defense Office, France

Dr. Nicole Lurie, Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, Department of Health and Human Resources, United States

Moderator: Mr. Martin Klingst, Washington Bureau Chief, Die Zeit

 

Security or Development: Which Comes First?

Speakers: Major-General Peter Devlin, Deputy Commander, Canadian Expeditionary Forces Command

The Hon. Pierre Duquesne, Ambassador for Economic Issues, Reconstruction and Development, Minister of Foreign Affairs, France

Ms. Elissa Golberg, Director General, Stabilization and Reconstruction Task Force, Canada

The Hon. James Michel Counselor, United States Agency for International Development

Moderator: Mr. James Kunder, Senior Transatlantic Fellow, The German Marshall Fund of the United States

 

Plenary 7: Nukes: Who’s Got ‘Em? Who Wants ‘Em? Who’s Giving ‘Em Away? And What Do We Do About It?

Speakers: Dr. Camille Grand, Executive Director, The Foundation for Strategic Research, France

The Hon. Stephen Hadley, Senior Advisor for International Affairs, United States Institute of Peace

The Hon. Ellen Tauscher, Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security, Department of State, United States

Mr. Tsuneo “Nabe” Watanabe, Senior Fellow, Tokyo Foundation

Moderator: Mr. Roger Cohen, Columnist, The New York Times and The International Herald Tribune

 

Plenary 8: What Should NATO Stand For?

Speakers: The Hon. Pieter De Crem, Minister of Defense, Belgium

Mr. Bruce Jackson, Founder and President, Project on Transitional Democracies

Baroness Pauline Neville-Jones, Shadow Security Minister and National Security Advisor to the Leader of the Opposition, United Kingdom and Northern Ireland

The Hon. Christian Schmidt, Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Minister of Defense, Germany

Moderator: Mr. Anton, La Guardia, Defense and Security Correspondent, The Economist

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