International Conference Multiple Challenges for Transatlantic Partnerships

10:00 - 10:10 Welcome Speech
Šárka Shoup Board Member, European Liberal Forum (Czech Republic)
Jan Macháček Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Institute for Politics and Society (Czech Republic)
10:10 - 10:30 Keynote Speakers
Timmy Dooley Co-President, ALDE party (Republic of Ireland)
Karel Havlíček Vice-Chairman, Chamber of Deputies of the Parliament of the Czech Republic (Czech Republic)
10:30 - 11:50 Economic Dimension: EU – US Economic relations: On the Verge of Subsidy War
Sigrid Kaag Minister of Finance and Deputy Prime Minister, Ministry of Finance (The Netherlands)
Weston Stacey Executive Director, American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic (USA)
Karel Lannoo Chief Executive Officer, Centre for European Policy Studies (Belgium)
Jan Macháček Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Institute for Politics and Society (Czech Republic)
Host: Mateusz M. Piotrowski Senior Analyst for U.S. Policy & Transatlantic Relations, Polish Institute of International Affairs (Poland)
11:50 - 12:30 Lunch
12:30 - 13:50 Political Dimension: EU – US Political Relations: Geopolitical Partners with Divergent Inclinations
Jeffrey Gedmin Acting President, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (USA)
Liisa-Ly Pakosta Chairwoman, Parliamentary Committee for the European Union Affairs (Estonia)
Stephen B. Long Associate Professor, University of Richmond (USA)
Lars-André Richter Project Director Central Europe and the Baltic States, Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (Germany)
Host: Irena Krcháková Editor, Czech Television (Czech Republic)
13:50 - 14:00 Coffee Break
14:00 - 15:20 Security Dimension: EU – US Security Relations: The Aftermath of Russian Aggression
Charles A. Kupchan Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations (USA)
Laurynas Kasčiūnas Head, OSCE Parliamentary Assembly Delegation (Lithuania)
Jaroslav Bžoch Vice-chairman, Parliamentary Committee on Foreign and European Affairs (Czech Republic)
Grigore-Kalev Stoicescu Diplomat and member of the Parliament, National Defence Committee (Estonia)
Host: Dorka Takácsy Research Fellow, Centre for Euro-Atlantic Integration and Democracy (Hungary)
15:20 - 15:30 Closing Remarks
15:30 - 16:00 Networking with a glass of wine
The conference will be moderated by Irena Krcháková.