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Conférence à Nice

Challenges in the South: Strengthening Transatlantic Cooperation
14 December 2018

With the support of the NATO Public Diplomacy Division

The conference will feature panels on
The New Security Environment in the Mediterranean’,‘Regional Stakes in the Mediterranean’, and ‘Deepening NATO-EU Cooperation’

Please note that the working language is English. 
Lunch and dinner will be served. 


Provisional Programme

Friday 14 December 2018 

09:30 – 10:00: Registrations

10:00 – 10:15: Opening Remarks

  • Dr Matthias Waechter, Director General, CIFE

10:15: 10:45: Keynote Speech

10:45 – 11:30: ‘NATO and Challenges in the South’ 
A discussion with Ms Despina Afentouli, NATO Public Diplomacy Division

11:30 – 11:45: Coffee Break

11:45 – 13:15: 1st Panel: The New Security Environment in the Mediterranean 

  • Dr Edy Cohen, Research Associate, Begin Sadat Centre for Strategic Studies
  • Dr Matteo Bressan, Analyst, NATO Defense College Foundation
  • Dr Paulina Izewicz, Senior Research Associate, James Martins Center for Non-Proliferation Studies

Moderated by Dr Laurent Baechler, Director of the Master in Advanced European and International Studies - European Integration and Global Studies, CIFE

13:15-14:45: Buffet Lunch at CIFE Premises 

Friday 14 December 2018 

14:45-16:15: 2nd Panel: Regional Stakes in the Mediterranean

  • Dr Riadh Jaidane, Member of Parliament, Tunisia
  • Dr George Tzogopoulos, Senior Fellow, BESA and CIFE
  • Dr Natalia Timus, Université Côte d'Azur,Sciences Po, Campus Menton
  • Mr Benjamin Weinthal, Research Fellow, Foundation for Defense of Democracies, European Correspondent, Jerusalem Post

Moderated by Mr Tobias Buetow, Director of the Master in Advanced European and International Studies - Trilingual Studies, CIFE

16:15 – 16:30:  Coffee Break

16:30 – 18:00: 3d Panel:  Deepening NATO-EU Cooperation 

  • Professor Matthias Jopp, Head of International Programmes, IEP, Berlin
  • Dr Anna Dimitrova, Associate Professor and Researcher in International affairs at ESSCA School of Management
  • Dr Galwan Walshe, Executive Director, TRD Policy,  Former Policy Adviser to the British Conservative Party
  • Ms Tania Latici, Information Specialist, European Parliamentary Research Services (EPRS)

Moderated by: Dr Matthias Waechter, Director General, CIFE

20:30: Dinner