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Roundtable Seminars

The Baltic Defence College hosts regular roundtable seminars, whereby its own faculty or prominent academics, commanders or officials are invited to present on a topic of relevance, followed by discussion between participants. Recent roundtables include:

 

Title: German Bundestag election
Date: 19th September 2017
Speakers: Professor Vello Pettai and lecturer Thomas Linsemaier, the Skytte Institute of the University of Tartu
 

Title: Baltic Region Security
Date: 15th September 2017
Participants: faculty members of the Department of Leadership and Warfighting Faculty, United States Air War College
Speakers: Dr Asta Maskaliunaite, Dr Matus Halas and Mr Mark Opgenorth, Baltic Defence College
 

Title: European Integration: 60 years of peace?
Date: 8th May 2017
Speakers: Dr. Stefano Braghiroli, University of Tartu and Dr. Viljar Veebel and Mr. James Rogers, Baltic Defence College
 

Title: ‘America and NATO: Alliance or ‘Amerexi’?
Date: 21st November 2016
Speakers: Col. (ret.) Dr. Charles Parker, Institute for the Study of Strategy and Politics in Washington
 

Title: Concordance Theory
Date: 16th November 2016
Speakers: Dr Rebecca L. Schiff, U.S. Naval War College


Title: ‘Brexit’ or ‘Bremain’: Drivers and Implications
Date: 9th June 2016
Speakers: Mr. Kalle Palling MP, Estonian Parliament and Dr. Ashley Roden-Bow and Mr. James Rogers, Baltic Defence College
 

Title: Porcupine Defence
Date: 7th April 2016
Speaker: Col. William Nemeth, United States Navy (Sixth Fleet)
 

Title: Transatlantic Cooperation and the Security Environment
Date: 7th March 2016
Speaker: H. E. Ambassador Mr. Renatas Norkus, Lithuanian Ministry of National Defence
 

Title: Brains-based Approach to Strategy
Date: 12th January 2016
Speaker: Dr. Harlan Ullman, Senior Adviser, Atlantic Council
 

Title: Baltic states’ energy security: from dependence on Russia to interdependence within the European Union
Date: 9th November 2015
Speaker: Mr. Emmet Tuohy, Research Fellow, International Centre for Defence and Security
 

Title: After the Newport Summit: Assurance in Light of Ukraine
Date: 26th October 2015
Speakers: Mr. James Rogers, Lt. Col. (rtd.) Ugis Romanovs and Dr. Andriy Tyushka, Baltic Defence College
 

Title: Cyber in International Relations
Date: 19th October 2015 
Speaker: Mr. Hannes Möllits, Baltic Defence College
 

Title: Military activity in the Baltic Sea: A ‘game changer’ for the region?
Date: 8th December 2014
Speaker: Lt. Col. Mathias Jarvare, Mr. James Rogers and Lt. Col. (ret.) Ugis Romanovs, Baltic Defence College
 

Title: Information warfare: Old or new?
Date: 24th November 2014
Speaker: Dr. Nerijus Maliukevicius, International of International Relations and Political Science, University of Vilnius
 

Title: After the NATO Summit in Wales: Assurance for the Baltic states?
Date: 20th October 2014
Speakers: Dr. Asta Maskaliunaite, Mr. Henrik Praks and Mr. James Rogers, Baltic Defence College
 

Title: The Russian annexation of Crimea: Eastern Europe in geopolitical flux?
Date: 24th March 2014
Speakers: Dr. Augustine Meaher, Mr. Henrik Praks and Mr. James Rogers, Baltic Defence College
 

Title: The state of European military power: current challenges, future possibilities
Date: 9th December 2013
Speaker: Prof. Sven Biscop, Director of ‘Europe in the World’ Programme, Egmont Institute
 

Title: Germany and the Atlantic Alliance
Date: 4th September 2013
Speaker: Lt. Gen. Jurgen Bornemann, Former Director-General, NATO International Military Staff
 

Title: Sweden and the ‘Wider Baltic’
Date: 8th April 2013
Speaker: Amb. (ret.) Michael Sahin, Former Swedish Ambassador to Norway and Turkey
 

Title: Lithuania in the ‘Wider Baltic’
Date: 5th March 2013
Speaker: Dr. Vaidotas Urbelis, Director, Department of Atlantic Cooperation, Lithuanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
 

Title: Estonia in the ‘Wider Baltic’
Date: 14th February 2013
Speaker: Mr. Eerik Marmei, Director of Division, Political Department, Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
 

Title: Latvia in the Wider Baltic
Date: 6th December 2012
Speaker: Mr. Andzejs Vilumsons, Director, Security Policy, Latvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

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