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New Horizons Symposium 2018

“Emerging Trends Reshaping the International Security”
A unique platform welcoming senior government and agency officials, key policy and decision-makers, academia, NGOs, public and private sector representatives across the globe for presentations, panel discussions, networking. The focus is on illustrating emerging trends reshaping the international security

 Monday Oct, 22

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09:00 – 09:45

 

NETWORKING AREA

 

Registration, Ice Breaker 

and Light Breakfast

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09.45-09.50

 

MAIN HALL

 

Welcome Remarks 

By Beyond the Horizon

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09.50-10.15

 

MAIN HALL

 

Keynote Address

By Jamie P. Shea, Senior Fellow, Friends of Europe and former Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges, NATO

PANEL 1

MAIN HALL

 

Discussion on the Collapse of the Liberal World Order

Moderator: Prof. Tanguy Struye de Swielande, CECRI, UCL

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10.15-12.15

 

Power Vacuums and the Return of Great Power Competition

Panellist: Prof. Christopher Coker, The London School of Economics and Political Science

The Rise of Illiberalism

Panellist: Dr. Heather Grabbe, Director, Open Society European Policy Institute

The Spurring of a New Arms Race

Panellist: Prof. Tom Sauer, Department of Political Science, University of Antwerpen

Future of the Fragile States in the International Order

Panellist: Prof.M. A. Muqtedar Khan, University of Delaware

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12.15-12.45

 

Questions and answers session

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12.45-13.30

 

Walking Lunch and Networking

PANEL 2

MAIN HALL

 

Discussion on the Expansion of Future Conflict Domains

Moderator: Prof. Michel Liegeois, President of ISPOLE, UCL

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13.30-15.30

 

The Role of Non-state Actors in the Future of Global Governance and International Security

Panellist:Prof.Raffaele Marchetti, International Relations at the Department of Political Science and the School of Government of LUISS

Return of the Political Warfare

Panellist: Prof. Hall GARDNER, The American University of Paris

Disinformation as a Political Weapon

Panellist: Prof. Žiga Turk, Martens Centre Academic Council Member, University of Ljubljana

Technology on the frontier of race for Global Domination: Cyberspace, Artificial Intelligence, and Robotics

Panellist: Prof. Dr. C.M. Jonker, Delft University of Technology and Leiden University

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15.30-16.00

 

Questions and answers session

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16.00-16.15

 

NETWORKING AREA

 

Coffee Break

Closing Remarks on the Emerging Trends Reshaping International Security

Moderator: Prof. Michel Liegeois, President of ISPOLE, UCL

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16.15-16.35

 
Remarks by Prof. Michel Liegeois, President of ISPOLE, UCL

Remarks by Prof.M. A. Muqtedar Khan, University of Delaware

Remarks by Prof. Hall GARDNER, The American University of Paris

Remarks by Prof. Tanguy Struye de Swielande, CECRI, UCL

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16.35-17.30

 

NETWORKING AREA

 

Cocktail and Networking

“This event receives financial support from the European Parliament. Sole liability rests with the organizers; the European Parliament is not responsible for the activity”

Keynote Speaker

Prof. Jamie Shea

Professor of Strategy and Security of the Strategy and Security Institute, University of Exeter, United Kingdom. 

Prior to joining the University of Exeter, Jamie Shea was an international public servant and a member of the International Staff of NATO for 38 years. His last NATO post was Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges. Other positions included Director of Policy Planning in the Private Office of the Secretary General, Deputy Assistant Secretary General for External Relations, Public Diplomacy Division, Director of Information and Press, Spokesman of NATO and Deputy Director of Information and Press, Deputy Head and Senior Planning Officer in the Policy Planning and Multilateral Affairs Section of the Political Directorate as well as Assistant to the Secretary General of NATO for Special Projects.

Outside NATO, Jamie Shea has been involved with several prominent academic institutions.  For 20 years, he was Professor at the Collège d’Europe, Bruges.  He was also Visiting Lecturer in the Practice of Diplomacy, University of Sussex, Associate Professor of International Relations at the American University, Washington DC, where he also held the position of Director of the Brussels Overseas Study Programme.  He has also lectured at the Brussels School of International Studies at the University of Kent and at the Security and Strategy institute of the University of Exeter, where he was an Honorary Fellow for six years.  Jamie Shea is a Senior Transatlantic Fellow of the German Marshall Fund of the United States and a Senior Fellow at the London School of Economics, where he teaches a course on crisis management and political communication.

Jamie Shea is a regular writer, lecturer and conference speaker on NATO and European security affairs and on public diplomacy, political communication and many other areas of contemporary international relations. He holds a D.Phil. in Modern History from Oxford University (Lincoln College), 1981. Amongst his many associations and memberships, Jamie Shea is a member of the Advisory Board, Security and Defence Programmes at Chatham House, a member of the Policy Council at the World Economic Forum in Geneva and founder and member of the Board, Security and Defence Agenda Brussels and Friends of Europe. He serves on the Board of the Danish Defence College, Copenhagen, and the Académie Diplomatique Internationale in Paris.  He is currently a Senior Advisor at the European Policy Centre and a Senior Fellow at Friends of Europe.  These are two of the most active and influential policy think tanks in Brussels.

Jamie Shea is a recipient of the Golden Eagle medal of the Republic of Albania and the Linden medal of the Czech Republic.  He was European Communicator of the Year in 1999 and in 2016 was awarded the International Prize for Human Rights of the AAB University in Kosovo. He has also been awarded two honorary doctorates: one from the University of Surrey and the other from the National School of Public Administration in Bucharest, Romania.  He is a recipient of the NATO medal for Meritorious Service.

Speaker Profiles

Prof. Tanguy Struye de Swielande

Moderator Panelist,Discussion on the Collapse of the Liberal World Order

He is professor at the Catholic University of Louvain la Neuve (Belgium), and the Catholic University Faculties of Mons and the Royal Military School. He is also senior researcher at the Center for Crisis and International Conflicts (CECRI) and coordinator of the InBev Baillet-Latour Chair, “European Union-China Program” and founder of the GENSYS network. He specializes in the geopolitics and foreign policy of the great powers and in the analysis of decision-making.

Prof. Christopher Coker

Panelist, Power Vacuums and the Return of Great Power Competition

He is professor of International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science. His publications include Men at War: what fiction has to tell us about conflict from the Iliad to Catch 22 (Hurst 2014); The Improbable War: China, the US and the logic of Great Power War (Hurst 2015); Future War (Polity 2016); His most recent book is Rebooting Clausewitz, ‘On War’ in the Twenty-First Century (2017). He is a former twice serving member of the Council of the Royal United Services Institute, a former NATO Fellow and a regular lecturer at Defence Colleges in the UK, US. Rome, Singapore, and Tokyo.

Dr. Heather Grabbe

Panelist, The Rise of Illiberalism

Heather Grabbe, as both the director of the Open Society European Policy Institute and director of EU affairs, works to ensure that open society values are at the heart of EU policies and actions, both inside and outside its borders.

From 2004 to 2009 she was senior advisor to then European Commissioner for Enlargement Olli Rehn, responsible in his cabinet for the Balkans and Turkey. Before joining the commission, she was deputy director of the Centre for European Reform, the London-based think tank, where she published widely on EU enlargement and other European issues.

Her academic career includes teaching at the London School of Economics, and research at Oxford and Birmingham universities, the Royal Institute for International Affairs (Chatham House, London), and the European University Institute (Florence). Grabbe has a PhD from Birmingham University and a BA and MA from Oxford University.

Prof. Tom Sauer

Panelist, The Spurring of a New Arms Race

He is professor of political science at University of Antwerp.  His major research interests are international security, more in particular (nuclear) arms control, proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, disarmament, missile defence. He currently focusses on humanitarian initiative with respect to nuclear disarmament; Iranian nuclear programme; nuclear terrorism and nuclear security.

Prof. M. A. Muqtedar Khan

Panelist, Future of the Fragile States in the International Order

He is professor in the Department of Political Science and International Relations at the University of Delaware. He earned his Ph.D. in International Relations, Political Philosophy, and Islamic Political Thought, from Georgetown University. He founded the Islamic Studies Program at the University of Delaware and was its first Director. Dr. Khan is a Fellow with the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding. He was a Senior Nonresident Fellow with the Brookings Institution [2003-2008] and a Fellow of the Alwaleed Center at Georgetown University [2006-2007]. He has been the President, Vice President and Gen.l Sec. of the Association of Muslim Social Scientists. He is the author of American Muslims: Bridging Faith and Freedom , Jihad for Jerusalem: Identity and Strategy in International Relations , Islamic Democratic Discourse  and Debating Moderate Islam: The Geopolitics of Islam and the West .

Prof. Michel Liegeois

Moderator Panelist, Discussion on the Expansion of Future Conflict Domains

He is professor at the Catholic University of Louvain where he teaches International Relations and Security Studies. Since 2016, he has chaired the Institute of Political Science Leuven Europe (ISPOLE). His research focuses on peace operations and Belgium’s foreign policy and more particularly his action on the Security Council. Michel Liégeois is Director of the European Section of the French-speaking Network for Peace Operations Research (ROP) and is a member of the Boutros-Ghali Observatory’s scientific coordination on peacekeeping.

Prof. Raffaele Marchetti

Panelist, The Role of Non-state Actors in the Future of Global Governance and International Security

He is Rector’s Delegate for Internationalization and Senior Assistant Professor (national qualification as full professor) in International Relations at the Department of Political Science and the School of Government of LUISS. His research interest concerns global politics and governance, hybrid and city diplomacy, transnational civil society, (cyber-)security and political risk, and democracy.

Prof. Hall GARDNER

Panelist, Return of the Political Warfare

He is professor in the Department of International and Comparative Politics at the American University of Paris. examines inter-state and inter-societal conflict with a comparative historical orientation. His focus is on the diplomatic origins of war, yet more specifically on deliberating the phenomenon of war’s eruption and its regional and global ramifications, with an eye toward conflict resolution. His research blends a historical and theoretical approach with contemporary international affairs, concentrating on questions involving NATO and European Union enlargement, the collapse of the Soviet Union and its impact upon China and Eurasia in general, as well as the global ramifications of the “war on terrorism.” His publications include  Crimea, Global Rivalry, and the Vengeance of History(2018); World War Trump: The Risks of America’s New Nationalism (2018); The Failure to Prevent World War I: The Unexpected Armageddon(2016).

Prof. Žiga Turk

Panelist, Disinformation as a Political Weapon

Dr. Žiga Turk (1962) is a professor of construction information technology and researcher in the field of design communication and internet science at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. He is former Slovenian minister for development as well as for education, science, culture and sports. Between 2008 and 2010 he was Secretary General of the Reflection Group on the Future of Europe. He is active in a few High Level Expert Groups of the European Commission including on Fake News and European Science Cloud. He is member of the Academic Council of the Martens Centre.

Prof. Dr. C.M. Jonker

Panelist, Technology on the frontier of race for Global Domination: Cyberspace, Artificial Intelligence, and Robotics

She is professor of Interactive Intelligence in the Department of Intelligent Systems at Delft University and professor of Explainable Artificial Intelligence in the Department of Media Technology at Leiden University. Her research interests are the modelling and simulation of cognitive processes and concepts such as trust, negotiation, teamwork and the dynamics of individual agents and organisations. She enjoys working in interdisciplinary teams and creating synergy between humans and technology by understanding, shaping and using fundamentals of intelligence and interaction. She is inspired by social intelligence theories, and, e.g., use concepts such as social practice to improve the interactive intelligence of agents.

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Tel: +32 (0) 2 801 13 57-58

Email

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Address

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Davincilaan 1, 1932 Brussels