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Thursday, 16 January 2020
11.00 - 11.15Welcome Note - Peter Grünenfelder, Director Avenir Suisse

Opening Speech - The Importance of Transnational Security Cooperation in Europe
Pascal Lago, Researcher, Security Policy, Avenir Suisse
11.15 - 12.15 Introductory Keynotes

Spyros Economides, Associate Professor in International Relations and European Politics, London School of Economics and Political Science LSE

Ben Hodges, Lieutenant General (Ret.), former Commander United States Army Europe from 2014 to 2017
12.15 - 13.15, Lunch
13.15-14.30Panel 1aWhat Is European Security?

Steven Blockmans, Senior Research Fellow and Head of Foreign Policy and Institutions Unit, Centre for European Policy Studies CEPS

Olaf Wientzek, Director of the Multilateral Dialogue Geneva at the Konrad Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS)

Karolina Muti, Researcher in Security and Defense at Istituto Affari Internazionali in Rome
14.30 - 14.45, Break
14.45-16.00Panel 1bActors in European Defense (NATO, EU, Country Perspectives)

Yvonni-Stefania Efstathiou, Political Attaché at the EU’s Delegation in Madagascar; former Programme Coordinator and Research Analyst for Defense and Military Analysis, International Institute for Strategic Studies IISS

Alice Billon-Galland, Research Associate, Europe Programme at Chatham House

Benjamin Martill, Lecturer in European security, British politics, and Brexit at the University of Edinburgh
16.00 - 16.30, Break
16.30-17.30Panel 1cThe Challenges of (Post-)Neutral Countries and Their Role for the Security in Europe

Calle Håkansson, Associate Fellow at the Swedish Institute of International Affairs

Pascal Lago, Researcher Security Policy, Avenir Suisse
17.30 - 18.30Closing KeynotesThe Swiss perspective on European security

Pälvi Pulli, Head of Swiss security policy at the Federal Department of Defence, Civil Protection and Sport

Baschi Dürr, Member of Basel-Stadt cantonal government; board member of the Conference of Cantonal Directors of Justice and Police
18.30 - Open End, Dinner, Location tbd.
Friday, 17 January 2020
09.00Welcome Note - Peter Grünenfelder, Director Avenir Suisse

Opening Speech - Pascal Lago, Researcher, Security Policy, Avenir Suisse
9.00 - 9.30 Introductory Keynote

Jon Fanzun, Head cyber, foreign-, and security policy at the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs
9.30 - 10.45Panel 2aCyber Security and Doing Business

Ria Thomas, Global Co-Lead, Cybersecurity, Brunswick Group

Hippolyte Fouque, Commercial Director, Darktrace

Jeffrey Bohn, Director, Swiss Re Institute
10.45 - 11.15, Break
11.15 - 12.30Panel 2bCyber Diplomacy, Cyber Warfare and Disinformation

Julia Schuetze, Project Manager, International Cyber and Security Policy, Stiftung Neue Verantwortung

Marcin Zaborowski, Lecturer in International Relations at Lazarski University, Warsaw, Poland
12.30 - 13.30, Lunch
13.30-14.45Panel 2cCyber Security in Switzerland

Stefanie Frey, Managing Director Deutor Cyber Security Solutions GmbH

Manuel Suter, Coordinator of Swiss Cybersecurity strategy at the Federal IT Steering Unit

Stefan Brem, Deputy Head of Policy Division, Head of Risk Analysis and Research Coordination at Federal Office for Civil Protection
14.45 - 15.00, Break
15.00 - 15.30Keynote SpeechRainer Mühlberger, Head of technology of Swissgrid, the Swiss electricity grid operator
15.30 - 16.00Closing SpeechPascal Lago, Researcher, Security Policy, Avenir Suisse