When

8-9 March 2018

Where

Tartu, Estonia
Dorpat Convention Centre

Annual Conference on Russia
“Russia in 2018: Challenges and Responses?”

The Baltic Defence College is pleased to announce the Fourth Annual Conference on Russia, entitled “Russia in 2018: Challenges and Responses?”, to be held from 8th -9th March 2018 in Tartu. The aim of the conference is to bring together military officers, academics and analysts from the Baltic States, Nordic countries and other Euro-Atlantic countries to study main threats related to Russian political and military ambitions and to analyse best available responses. Special attention will be dedicated to the transatlantic deterrence towards Russia, upcoming Russian military exercises, experiences from Russian actions in Ukraine and future threats coming from Russia´s military modernization. The final debate will focus on changes and improvements needed for successful deterrence against Russia in upcoming years.

Keynote Speakers

Schedule

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1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Registration


2:05 pm - 2:30 pm

Opening speech


2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Keynote panel: “Russia’s Role in the Global Arena: Searching and Finding Isolation”


4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Coffee break


4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

1st Panel: Parallel Session A: “Russkii Mir: Info War in Hybrid Warfare Model”


4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

1st panel: Parallel session B: “Russian Military Toolbox in 2018”


6:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Coffee break


6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

2nd Panel: Parallel session A: “Expected Russian Escalation Pattern for Baltic States after Georgian and Ukrainian Experience”


6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

2nd Panel: Parallel Session B: “Lessons from Russian Syria Campaign”


8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Dinner


9:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Night-Owl Session: “Zapad 2017: Lessons and Indications for NATO”


9:00 am - 10:30 am

3rd Panel: Parallel Session A: “Russian Imperial Methods in Former Soviet Block”


9:00 am - 10:30 am

3rd Panel: Parallel Session B: “Sweden and Finland: Threats, Options and Importance in Regional Security”


10:30 am - 11:00 am

Coffee break


11:00 am - 12:30 pm

4th Panel: Parallel Session A: “NATO Responses to Russian Actions and Ambitions”


11:00 am - 12:30 pm

4th Panel: Parallel Session B: “Multilateral Deterrence in 21st Century: Key Aspects and Dilemmas”


12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

Coffee break


1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Concluding panel: “How and Why Deterrence Against Russia Should Work?


2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Lunch


Registration

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75 EUR

Conference Fee

30 EUR

Conference Fee for Students

Partners

  • War Studies University
  • University of Tartu
  • National Defence Academy of Latvia
  • Estonian National Defence College
  • Swedish Defence University
  • Estonian Foreign Policy Institute
  • City of Tartu
  • U.S Army Europe

Location and Venue

Venue

Dorpat Convention Centre

Centre is located in the heart of Tartu in the same building with Hotel Dorpat and TASKU Shopping Centre.

Entry to the building by car is from Soola Street and on foot from Turu Street. Dorpat Convention Centre is located on the 4th Floor.

Address: Turu 2, TASKU, Tartu 51013

Conference Location

Tartu

Due to its intellectual resources and great beauty, Tartu ; is often called the ‘Athens of Estonia’. It is Estonia’s second largest city with approximately 100,000 inhabitants. Because of its world famous University, the city is widely known as the intellectual capital of Estonia. Founded by the King of Sweden, Gustavus Adolphus, in 1632, the university has made Tartu the centre of Estonian education and science for the past few centuries.

Estonia, Tartu

Nearby Accomodation

Hotel Dorpat (3superior***)

Conference on Russia will be held in the same building with Hotel Dorpat that has partnered with the Baltic Defence College to offer the best prices for the conference participants.

Single room: 55 EUR

Double room: 66 EUR

Please send the e-mail to info@dorpat.ee and mention the code “Conference on Russia” and you will be assigned one of the pre-booked rooms.

Reserving and paying for the accommodation is the responsibility of the conference participant.

Address: Soola 6, Tartu

Hotell Lydia (4superior****)

Hotell Lydia is located behind the City Hall and offers accommodation for special price for the participants:

Single room: 80 EUR

Double room: 110 EUR

Please send the e-mail to sales@lydia.ee and mention the code “Conference on Russia” and you will be assigned one of the pre-booked rooms.

Reserving and paying for the accommodation is the responsibility of the conference participant.

Address: Ülikooli 14, Tartu

Additional details

Should you have any questions regarding the programme and speakers, please contact Dr. Viljar Veebel. Should you have any questions regarding the administrative arrangements, please contact Ms. Kadri Nestra.