As of November 5th , 2012

Ministry of Foreign Affairs……….NSPSPA………Ministry of National Defence


International Conference
“NATO and the Global Structure of Security: The Future of Partnerships.”
November 8-10 2012

Day 1: November 8, 2012
Arrival of participants

19.00 – 21.00 Vin d’honneur warm-up meeting (by invitation)
Location: Diplomatic Club Bucharest

Day 2: November 9, 2012
08.00 – 08.30 Registration of participants
Location: House of Parliament – Balcescu Hall

09.00 – 09.30 Opening session:

Key-note Speaker: Victor PONTA, Prime Minister of Romania (tbc)

Opening remarks: Vasile SECARES, Ph.D., National School for Political Studies and Public Administration, Conference convenor, Romania
– Remus PRICOPIE, Ph.D., Rector, National School for Political Studies and Public Administration, Romania
– Iordan BARBULESCU, Ph. D., President of the Senate, National School for Political Studies and Public Administration, Romania

09.30 – 10.30 Plenary session 1
Romania and NATO – Interests, Responsibilities and Challenges Ahead
Moderator: Vasile SECARES, Conference convenor, NSPSPA, Romania
– Valeriu ZGONEA, President, Deputies Chamber, Parliament, Romania
– Titus CORLATEAN, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Romania
– Ioan Mircea PASCU, MEP, Former Minister of Defense(2000-2004), Romania

10.30 – 10.45 Coffee break

10.45 – 12.15 Plenary session 2
NATO post-Chicago: New Security Challenges
Moderator: Mihail E. IONESCU, Director, IPSDMH, Center for East-European and Asian Studies, NSPSPA, Romania
– Corneliu DOBRITOIU, Minister of Defense, Romania
– Roderick DORSEY, USA Senior Defense Official, Embassy of the USA in Romania
– Bogdan AURESCU, State Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Romania
– Iulian FOTA, Presidential Adviser, Romania
– Sergiu CELAC, EURISC Foundation, Romania
– Salih Biçakçi, , Kadar Has University, Turkey

12.15 – 13.45 Luncheon Speech (by invitation)
Location: House of Parliament, Brancovenesc Hall
NATO Partnership Policy post Lisbon and Chicago Summits
– H.E. Ambassador Sorin DUCARU, Romanian Ambassador to NATO, Romania

13.45-15.15 Panel Session 1
NATO Enlargement: Between Success Story and Fatigue
Moderator: Sergiu VINTILA, Counsellor, EP

– George Cristian MAIOR, Director, Romanian Intelligence Service, Former State Secretary, Ministry of Defense, Romania
– Marek SZCZYGIEL, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Romania, Poland
– Velizar SHALAMANOV, Director Sponsor Account, NATO and Nations at the NATO C3
Agency, Bulgaria
– Dan PETRE, State Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
– Dan TATARU, State Secretary, Ministry of Defense, Romania

15.15 – 15.30 Coffee Break

15.30 – 17.00 Panel Session 2
Participation in NATO Operations: Lessons Learned and Way Ahead
Moderator: Liviu MURESAN, Executive President, EURISC Foundation, Romania
– Stefan DANILA, Chief of the Romanian Army Joint Chiefs of Staff
-Teodor MELESCANU, Head of Foreign Intelligence Service, Romania
– George NICULESCU, Program Manager, Center for East European and Asian Studies, Bruxelles
– Sergiu VINTILA, Counsellor, EP

– 3 Tbc, Romanian Operational Officers to Afghanistan , Iraq and Kosovo under NATO

17.00 – 18.30 Panel session 3
NATO and the Eastern Neighborhood
Moderator: H. E. Iurie RENITA, Ambasador of the Republic of Moldova to Romania

– Adrian SEVERIN, Member of the European Parliament, Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Romania
– Tommy STEINER, Institute for Policy and Strategy, IDC Herzliya, Israel.
– H. E. Amb. Mihai GRIBINCEA, Head of Mission, of the republic of Moldova to NATO, Moldova
– Diana ANANYAN, Armenia
– Ion PETRESCU, Vicepresedinte Asociatia G.C.Marshall

18.30 Dinner (by invitation)
Location: Romanian National Bank Club

Day 3: November 10, 2012
09.00 – 10.00 Plenary session 3

Key-note speaker: Alexander VERSHBOW, Deputy Secretary General, NATO
“NATO in 2020: Strong Capabilities Strong Partnerships”
Q & A: Smart Defence Capabilities: Cooperation with partners
10.00 – 10.30 Coffee Break

10.30 – 12.00 Panel session 4
The Western Balkans, South Caucasus and Eastern Europe and NATO
Moderator: Alex Serban, Executive President Euro Atlantic Council of Romania/ NATO House
– Mihnea CONSTANTINESCU, State Counsellor, Prime-Minister’s Office

– Eka AKOBIA, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Georgia
– Cornel CODITA, Scientific Director, Center for Conflict Prevention and Early Warning, Romania
– Ismayilov MURAD, Manager, Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy, Azerbaijan
– Djordjevic MLADEN, Defence Atachee, Embassy of the Republic of Serbia

12.00 – 13.30 Conclusions and Closing Remarks
– Session reports
– Vasile SECARES, Conference Convenor, NSPSPA
13.00 – 14.30 Lunch (by invitation)
Location: Caru’ cu Bere Restaurant

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