Program

International Conference Multiple Challenges for Transatlantic Partnerships

08:30 – 9:30 Registration
9:30 - 9:40 Welcome Speech
Jan Macháček Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Institute for Politics and Society
Olle Schmidt Vice President, European Liberal Forum
9:40 - 10:20 Keynote Speakers
Andrej Babiš Prime Minister, Government of the Czech Republic
Timmy Dooley Vice President, ALDE Party
10:20 - 10:40 VIP TALK I
Jacques Rupnik Research Professor, Center for International Studies at Sciences Po in Paris
Moderator: Marcela Konrádová Analyst, Institute for Politics and Society
10:40 - 11:00 Coffee break
11:00 - 12:15 Multiple Challenges for Transatlantic Partnerships - Economic Dimension
Karel Havlíček Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Industry and Trade, Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic
Chris Boyer Vice President of Strategic Research and Communications, AT&T
Weston Stacey Executive Director, American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic
John Lloyd Journalist, Financial Times
Miroslav Zámečník Economic Consultant, Government of the Czech Republic
Moderator: Jan Macháček Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Institute for Politics and Society
12:15 - 13:00 Lunch
13:00 - 13:30 VIP TALK II
Tomáš Petříček Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic
Moderator: Marcela Konrádová Analyst, Institute for Politics and Society
13:30 - 14:45 Multiple Challenges for Transatlantic Partnerships - Political Dimension
H.E. Roland Galharague Ambassador, Embassy of the French Republic in the Czech Republic
Josef Janning Head, Berlin office of the European Council on Foreign Relations
Tomáš Szunyog Permanent Representative, Political and Security Committee; Ambassador
Jamie Fly President and CEO, Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty’s
Erik Brattberg Director, Europe Program; Fellow, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington
Moderator: Olle Schmidt Vice President, European Liberal Forum
14:45 - 15:00 Coffee break
15:00 - 16:15 Multiple Challenges for Transatlantic Partnerships - Security Dimension
Tinatin Khidasheli Former Minister of Defense, Ministry of Defense of Georgia
Ulrich Speck Senior Visiting Fellow, The German Marshall Fund of the United States in Berlin
Vladimir Socor Senior Fellow, Jamestown Foundation
Naďa Kovalčíková Program Manager, Alliance for Securing Democracy, The German Marshall Fund of the United States in Brussels
Moderator: Sebastian Vagt Analyst, Friedrich Naumann Foundation
16:15 - 17:15 Networking with glass of wine