Prof. Dr. Stephan Keukeleire, Senior Member, Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies (K.U.Leuven), Jean Monnet Chair in European Foreign Policy at K.U.Leuven and Total Chair of EU Foreign Policy at College of Europe
Dr. Rym Ayadi, Senior Fellow, CEPS & coordinator of the MEDPRO project
Tomas Duplá del Moral, Director for North Africa and Regional Policies, European External Action Service; H.E. Senen Florensa, Director General, IEMED; Bertrand Buchwalter, Counselor, Mediterranean, Euromed, Near and Middle-East, Permanent Representation of France to the EU; Fabrizio Di Michele, Counselor, Middle East and Mediterranean, Permanent Representation of Italy to the EU
The EU foreign policy unit of CEPS has been extending its research and outreach activities progressively since 1999, when it was triggered into activity by the war over Kosovo. There followed other projects concerning conflict regions in the vicinity of the EU in the several years that followed: the Balkans, Cyprus, the Caucasus, the Middle East. Since the initiation of the European Neighbourhood Policy in 2004 there has been a continuous stream of projects concerning EU policy towards Eastern Europe and the Southern Mediterranean.
Daniel Calingaert, Deputy Director of Programmes, Freedom House; Michael Emerson, Senior Fellow, CEPS;
Anwar El Sadat, El Sadat Association for Social Development and Welfare, Egypt; Malika Benarab-Attou, MEP; Tomás Duplá Del Moral, Director, Middle East and North Africa, DG RELEX, European Commission; Eva-Britt Svensson, MEP and Chair of the Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality; Fethi Touzri, Founder, Reform and Development Party, Tunisia; Anas Al Abdah, Chairman, Movement for Social Development and Welfare, Syria; Amal Al Basha, Director, Sisters Arab Forum for Human Rights, Yemen
Dr. Campbell, Professor of National Security Studies at the Air Command and Staff College, Air University (Alabama), examines the wide range of current U.S.-European cooperation, from the recurring need to build meaningful military capabilities and collaborate on common strategic priorities to the multilateral NATO mission in Afghanistan, the role military power can play in building civil society, and the new START treaty. As Dr. Campbell notes, President Obama was in law school when the Berlin Wall fell in 1989, and the strategic and operational world of the U.S.
François Heisbourg, Special Adviser at the Foundation for Strategic Research, Paris, and Chairman of the GCSP Foundation Council, Geneva.
Waliullah Rahmani, Kabul Centre for Strategic Studies; Oksana Antonenko, International Institute for Strategic Studies, London; Prof. Radha Kumar, Delhi Policy Group, New Delhi; Fabrice Pothier, Director, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Brussels; Ambassador Rajiv Sikri, Indian Foreign Service (rtd.); Ambassador Jalil Abbas Jilani, Embassy of Pakistan, Brussels (tbc)
CEPS Conference Room
1, Place du Congrès - 1000 Brussels
34th Session of the CEPS/IISS/DCAF/GCSP European Security Forum
Pedro Solbes, President, FRIDE, former European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs;Richard Youngs, Research Director, FRIDE; Michael Emerson, Senior Fellow and Head of the Neighbourhood Policy Unit, CEPS