Timmy Dooley

Keynote Speaker / Republic of Ireland

Senator Timmy Dooley was appointed to the 26th Session of the Seanad in 2020 and is Fianna Fáil Seanadu’s current spokesperson for climate, communications networks and...

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Karel Havlíček

Keynote Speaker / Czech Republic

He graduated from the Faculty of Civil Engineering of the Czech Technical University, as well as PIBS at Manchester Metropolitan University, and completed his doctoral studies...

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Jaroslav Bžoch

Security panel / Czech Republic

Jaroslav Bžoch holds the position of Vice-Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee and of the Committee on European Affairs in the Chamber of Deputies of the...

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Jeffrey Gedmin

Political Panel / USA

Dr. Jeffrey Gedmin assumed office as the Acting President and CEO of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty in July 2023. He is also the co-founder and editor-in-chief...

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Sigrid Kaag

Economic Panel / The Netherlands

Ms Sigrid Kaag is Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance of the Netherlands. She served as Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation from 2017...

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Laurynas Kasčiūnas

Security Panel / Lithuania

Dr. Laurynas Kasčiūnas has been elected to the Seimas (the Parliament) of Lithuania for the second term in a row since 2016. Since 2020 he serves...

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Charles A. Kupchan

Security Panel / USA

Charles A. Kupchan is Professor of International Affairs in the School of Foreign Service and Government Department at Georgetown University, and Senior Fellow at the Council...

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Karel Lannoo

Economic Panel / Belgium

Karel Lannoo is a Chief executive of the CEPS since 2000. CEPS is one of the leading independent European think tanks, with a strong reputation in...

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Stephen B. Long

Political Panel / USA

Stephen Long (Ph.D. University of North Carolina, 2005) is Associate Professor of Political Science and Global Studies at the University of Richmond, where he teaches courses...

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Jan Macháček

Welcome Speech and Economic Panel / Czech Republic

Jan Macháček is a Czech journalist and musician, working as a commentator and analyst for the daily newspaper Lidové noviny. Before, he worked for Hospodářské noviny and Respekt, the latter of...

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Liisa-Ly Pakosta

Political Panel / Estonia

Liisa-Ly Pakosta is a prominent Estonian politician currently serving as the Chairman of the European Union Affairs Committee in the 15th Riigikogu. Her political career includes...

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Lars-André Richter

Political Panel / Germany

Dr. Lars-André Richter is the head of the Central Europe/Baltic States office of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF), based in Prague. From 2012 to...

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Šárka Shoup

Welcome Speech / Czech Republic

Šárka Shoup is the director of the Institute for Politics and Society. In this position, she is responsible for managing a team and the implementation of...

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Weston Stacey

Economic Panel / USA

Weston Stacey has been the executive director of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic since 1992. In that time, AmCham has assisted major...

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Grigore-Kalev Stoicescu

Security Panel / Estonia

As a diplomat (Ambassador), an employee of the Ministry of Defence and a research fellow, Mr Stoicescu has been active in foreign, security and defence policies...

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Irena Krcháková

Conference Host and Political Panel / Czech Republic

Irena Krcháková started her professional career in a radio station, then moved to Czech Television. She managed to combine her personal interest in events on the...

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Mateusz M. Piotrowski

Economic Panel / Poland

Mateusz M. Piotrowski is a senior analyst for U.S. policy and transatlantic relations with the International Security Programme at the Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM)....

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Dorka Takácsy

Security Panel / Hungary

Dorka Takácsy is a Research Fellow at the Centre for Euro-Atlantic Integration and Democracy (CEID), focusing on disinformation, and a Visiting Fellow of the German Marshall...

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