Roundtable Seminars, Workshops & Conferences

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. In addition, BALTDEFCOL's faculty members attend various workshops and seminars as speakers and participants.

2021 | 2020 | 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012

 

2021

Rethinking Military Professionalism

Date: 15 March 2021
Organised by: Baltic Defence College
Speakers: Dr Vanessa Brown (the Canadian Force College) and Dr Tamir Libel (the University of Bamberg)

 


2020

Overview on Resistance Operating Concept

Date: 19 November 2020
Organised by: NATO SOF HQ and Department of Military Studies
Speakers: LTC Michael Dvorak (BALTDEFCOL) and Dr Byron Harper (NATO SOF HQ)

 

The Next POTUS: Shaping Things to Come

Date: 20 October 2020
Organised by: Baltic Defence College

 

Roundtable "Quo Vadis Belarus?"

Date: 16 September 2020
Organised by: Baltic Defence College

 

25th Anniversary of BALTBAT

Date: 6 February 2020
Organised by: Baltic Defence College

 

Know your Adversaries

Date: 30 January 2020
Organised by: Baltic Defence College


2019

Workshop on Cyber Defence: How to incorporate cyber in planning our defence and security

Date: 9 December 2019
Organised by: Baltic Defence College

2018

Air Defence Seminar

Date: 20 November 2018
Organised by: Baltic Defence College
Speakers: Air Marshal Sir Christopher Harper,Mr Meelis Oidsalu, Mr Uģis Norītis, Mr Edgars Slišāns and Lieutenant Colonel Rolandas Greibus

 

ADL Workshop

Date: 20 November 2018
Organised by: Baltic Defence College
Speaker: Ms. Anna Beitane, University of Tartu

 

Cyber Aspects in Contemporary Operations

Date: 15 October 2018
Organised by: Baltic Defence College
Speakers: Colonel Jaak Tarien, Director of NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence

 

NATO Summit results: Implications for the Baltic region

Date: 19 September 2018
Organised by: Baltic Defence College
Speaker: Brigadier General Gintautas Zenkevičius,Commander of Training and Doctrine Command in Lithuania

 

Annual Tartu Conference on Russian and East European Studies

Date: 10-12 June 2018
Organised by: Centre for EU-Russia Studies at the University of Tartu, the Global Europe Centre at the University of Kent, and the Uppsala Centre for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Uppsala University
Speaker: Dr hab. Zdzislaw Sliwa, Baltic Defence College

 

Table Top Exercise (TTX)

Date: 7 June 2018
Organised by: Swedish Defence University in cooperation with the US National Defense University
Speaker: Dr hab. Zdzislaw Sliwa, Baltic Defence College

 

Security Policy and Strategic Thinking Workshop

Date: 29-31 May 2018
Organised by: Swedish Defence University in cooperation with Latvian Ministry of Defence
Speakers: Dr hab. Zdzislaw Sliwa; Col Tarmo Ränisoo, Baltic Defence College

 

Baltic regional defence cooperation and hard security challenges

Date: 12 of April 2018
Participants:Staff and Students of the Natolin Campus of the College of Europe
Speakers: Dr Asta Maskaliunaite; Dr Viljar Veebel; Dr Matus Halas and LTC (ret) Ugis Romanovs, Baltic Defence College

 

Academic Alliance Conference and TTX 2018

Date: 15-16 March 2018
Participant: COL Dalius Polekauskas, Baltic Defence College

 

4th EASTERN PLATFORM - TARTU SEMINAR “All Quiet on the Western Front? EU-Russia Relations in the Age of Populisms&rdquo

Date: 6-7 April 2018
Speaker: Dr hab. Zdzislaw Sliwa, Baltic Defence College

 

Evaluation of Zapad exercises in context of weapons capability of Republic of Poland

Date: 15 February 2018
Organised by: Polish Naval Academy in cooperation with Baltic Defence College
Agenda

 

Impact of Korean Peninsula Tensions on Regional Security and Beyond

Date: 5 February 2018
Speakers: Dr Matthias Maass

 


2017

Western Powers and Baltic Cooperation – the Key to Credible Defence, Canada

Date: 20 November 2017
Speakers: Col Josh Major, Professor Christian Leuprecht, Mr Hasit Thankey

 

Cyberspace as a Domain of Operations - what does in mean for the Baltic states?

Date: 14 November 2017
Speakers: LTC Franz Lantenhammer, MAJ Ivars Erčums,CPT Uko Valtenberg, Mr Tanel Sepp, Mr. Gert Auväärt, Mr. Dāvis Baumanis

 

Effective Security Strategy Models: Lessons from U.S. and Small States for the Baltics

Date: 18 October 2017
Speakers: Mr Olevs Nikers, Mr Otto Tabuns, Mr Paul Goble

 

ZAPAD–2017 – Implications for European Security

Date: 5-7 October 2017
Organised by: Estonian Ministry of Defence and the Potomac Foundation

 

Zapad-2017: Lessons Learned and the Way Ahead for NATO-Russian Relations

Date: 4 October 2017
Speaker: Mr Mark Voyger

 

German Bundestag election

Date: 19 September 2017
Speakers: Professor Vello Pettai; Lecturer Thomas Linsemaier, the Skytte Institute of the University of Tartu

 

Baltic Region Security

Date: 15 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

 

European Integration: 60 years of peace?

Date: 8 May 2017
Speakers: Dr Stefano Braghiroli, University of Tartu and Dr Viljar Veebel; Mr James Rogers, Baltic Defence College

2016

America and NATO: Alliance or ‘Amerexi’?

Date:21 November 2016
Speakers: Col (ret) Dr Charles Parker, Institute for the Study of Strategy and Politics in Washington

 

Concordance Theory

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

 

‘Brexit’ or ‘Bremain’: Drivers and Implications

Date: 9 June 2016
Speakers: Mr Kalle Palling, Estonian Parliament and Dr Ashley Roden-Bow; Mr James Rogers, Baltic Defence College

 

Porcupine Defence

Date:7 April 2016
Speaker:Col William Nemeth, United States Navy (Sixth Fleet)

 

Transatlantic Cooperation and the Security Environment

Date: 7 March 2016
Speaker: H.E. Ambassador Mr Renatas Norkus, Lithuanian Ministry of National Defence

 

Brains-based Approach to Strategy

Date: 12 January 2016
Speaker: Dr Harlan Ullman, Senior Adviser, Atlantic Council

 


2015

Baltic states’ energy security: from dependence on Russia to interdependence within the European Union

Date: 9 November 2015
Speaker: Mr Emmet Tuohy, Research Fellow, International Centre for Defence and Security

 

After the Newport Summit: Assurance in Light of Ukraine

Date: 26 October 2015
Speakers: Mr James Rogers, LtCol (ret) Ugis Romanovs; Dr Andriy Tyushka, Baltic Defence College

 

Cyber in International Relations

Date: 19 October 2015
Speaker: Mr Hannes Möllits, Baltic Defence College

 


2014

Military activity in the Baltic Sea: A ‘game changer’ for the region?

Date: 8 December 2014
Speaker: Lt Col Mathias Jarvare; Mr James Rogers and Lt Col (ret) Ugis Romanovs, Baltic Defence College

 

Information Warfare: Old or New?

Date: 24 November 2014
Speaker: Dr Nerijus Maliukevicius, International Relations and Political Science, University of Vilnius

 

After the NATO Summit in Wales: Assurance for the Baltic states?

Date: 20 October 2014
Speakers: Dr Asta Maskaliunaite; Mr Henrik Praks and Mr James Rogers, Baltic Defence College

 

The Russian Annexation of Crimea: Eastern Europe in Geopolitical Flux?

Date: 24 March 2014
Speakers: Dr Augustine Meaher; Mr Henrik Praks and Mr James Rogers, Baltic Defence College

 


2013

The State of European Military Power: Current Challenges, Future Possibilities

Date: 9 December 2013
Speaker: Prof Sven Biscop, Director of ‘Europe in the World’ Programme, Egmont Institute

 

Germany and the Atlantic Alliance

Date: 4 September 2013
Speaker: LTG Jurgen Bornemann, Former Director-General, NATO International Military Staff

 

Sweden and the Wider Baltic

Date: 8 April 2013
Speaker: AMB (ret) Michael Sahin, Former Swedish Ambassador to Norway and Turkey

 

Lithuania in the Wider Baltic

Date: 5 March 2013
Speaker: Dr Vaidotas Urbelis, Directorof the Department of Atlantic Cooperation, Lithuanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

 

Estonia in the Wider Baltic

Date: 14 February 2013
Speaker: Mr Eerik Marmei, Director of Division of the Political Department, Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

 


2012

Latvia in the Wider Baltic

Date: 6 December 2012
Speaker: Mr Andzejs Vilumsons, Director, Security Policy, Latvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

 

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