Conference Schedule

1st - 3rd of April

Friday
01.04

Saturday
02.04

Sunday
03.04

Friday 01.04

18:00

Opening Ceremony

Hertie School Forum

EU Defence at a Crossroad Opening Ceremony and Keynote

We will kick-off our 2022 Conference with an introduction by the EPPC team and some welcome words by the IPLI representative. Marina Henke will then give an opening keynote on the EU’s Grand Strategic Options. 

Marina Henke

Marina Henke

Professor of International Relations at the Hertie School | Director of the Centre for International Security

19:00

Drinks, Food, and Socializing

Deutsche Bank Quartier Zukunft

Come network and chat with peers, speakers, and the EPPC 2022 team, while enjoying some food and drinks.

Friday
01.04

Saturday
02.04

Sunday
03.04.

Saturday 02.04

10:00

Keynote 2

Hertie School Forum

Historical Overview of Rising Tensions

Taiwanese Representative to Germany, Dr. Jhy-Wey Shieh will open our Conference’s second day scedule with a keynote on the historical overview of rising tensions.

Dr. Jhy-Wey Shieh

Dr. Jhy-Wey Shieh

Taiwanese Representative to Germany

10:20

Panel 1

Hertie School Forum

The Role of the European Union in a Changing Geopolitical Landscape

This panel intends to provide insights on the transformation of the geopolitical landscapes and how the EU is adapting to these changes. Some key questions include  the allies of the EU, its enemies or the agression by states in an explicit or more subdued manner, and the future possible points of tensions in the world. Our panelists include Generalleutnant Martin Schelleis, Prof. Dr. Boris Vormann, Dr. Zoe von Finck, Dr. Laura von Daniels, and Ambassador Elmer Schialer.

Generalleutnant Martin Schelleis

Generalleutnant Martin Schelleis

Inspector of the German Joint Forces

Prof. Dr. Boris Vormann

Prof. Dr. Boris Vormann

Director of the Politics Concentration at Bard College Berlin

Dr. Zoe von Finck

Dr. Zoe von Finck

Foreign Policy Advisor at the German Federal Chancellery, Associate Professor Hertie School and Podcaster

Dr. Laura von Daniels

Dr. Laura von Daniels

Head of Research Division "The Americas" at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP)

S.E. Herr Elmer Schialer

S.E. Herr Elmer Schialer

Ambassador of Peru to Germany

11:30

Coffee Break

Hertie School Forum

12:00

Workshops

Hertie School 

Foreign Interferences and Cybersecurity (Forum)

FRONTEX (Room 2.34)

Military Logistics (Room 2.61)

13:00

Lunch Break and Networking

Berlin

Use this Lunch Break to explore some dining options in Berlin Mitte, make connections and talk with our experts and peers interested in EU Defence.

14:00

Keynote 3

Hertie School Forum

How Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine is Changing the European Security Architecture

Jaroslava Barbieri, Doctoral Researcher, at the University of Birmingham will give our third keynote.

Jaroslava Barbieri

Jaroslava Barbieri

Doctoral Researcher, University of Birmingham

14:20

Panel 2

Hertie School Forum

Eastern Europe as a Stage for Power Politics

For our second panel, our speakers will discuss Russias actions within Eastern European countries for the past decades, how it defended an authoritarian regime, and destabilized the “pro-west” democratic regime. Our panelists, Valery Kavaleuski, Miriam Kossmehl, Jaroslava Barbieri, and Mariia Vladymyrova will further discuss what sanctions can be taken against the Russian regime.

Miriam Kosmehl

Miriam Kosmehl

Senior Expert Eastern Europe and EU Neighborhood at the Bertelsmann Foundation

Jaroslava Barbieri

Jaroslava Barbieri

Doctoral researcher, University of Birmingham | Researcher, Arena Program, Johns Hopkins University

Mariia Vladymyrova

Mariia Vladymyrova

Junior Policy Advisor at the Office of the Bundestag MP Omid Nouripour (Alliance 90/The Greens)

15:30

Coffee Break

Hertie School Forum

16:00

Documentary Screening and Closing

Hertie School Forum

Breaking Point: The War for Democracy in Ukraine

Come and watch a documentary about the War for Democracy in Ukraine. This Documentary examines the transformation of individuals by the democratic revolution they faced, abandoning their comfort to fight against the Russian invasion. For a little sneak-peek of the Documentary, watch the trailer below.

 

The documentary screening will be followed by a discussion led by Dr. Oleksandra Keudel.

Friday
01.04

Saturday
02.04

Sunday
03.04

Sunday 03.04

10:00

Keynote 4

Herte School Forum

NATO in Ukraine and Georgia: How 2008 led to 2022

Elene Tskhadadze, Hertie MPP Student, will open our Conference’s third day schedule with the fourth keynote.

Elene Tskhadadze

Elene Tskhadadze

MPP Student at the Hertie School

10:20

Panel 3

Hertie School Forum

 EU Common Security and Defense Policy & NATO: Complementarity & Divergence

The aim of this panel is to present the Permanent Structured Cooperation, its complementarity with NATO considering the plan NATO2030, the divergence between the two military cooperation bodies, and the path to a more autonomous European Union in terms of defence. 

Olga Korablyova

Olga Korablyova

Analyst of the Ukrainian National Peacebuilding Centre at the Ministry of Reintegration

Brigadier Jason Rhodes

Brigadier Jason Rhodes

British Defence Attaché to Germany

11:30

Coffee Break

Hertie School Forum

12:00

Workshops

Hertie School

Feminist Foreign Policy (Room 2.34)

European and Indian Security Relations(Room 2.61)

The Hot Seat Session – Conflict Prevention & Security Building (Forum)

13:00

Lunch Break

Hertie School Forum

Lunch is on us, take a break and enjoy a meal while making connections and talking with our experts and peers. 

14:00

Trivia

Hertie School Forum

Participants are divided into teams and asked questions about the last days! Come answer some fun facts during different rounds of questions to collect points and maybe win a prize.

15:30

Closing Ceremony

Hertie School Forum

We conclude our 2022 Conference with a summary of the last few days. Thank you so much for participating in the EPPC 2022 Conference on EU Defence at a Crossroad : A New Strategic Compass for Europe. See you next year!