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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. Recent events include:

Title: 25th Anniversary of BALTBAT
Date: 6th of February 2020
Organised by: Baltic Defence College

Title: Know your Adversaries
Date: 30th of January 2020
Organised by: Baltic Defence College

Title: Workshop on Cyber Defence: How to incorporate cyber in planning our defence and security
Date: 9th of December 2019
Organised by: Baltic Defence College

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

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

Title: Cyber Aspects in Contemporary Operations
Date: 15th of October 2018
Organised by: Baltic Defence College
Speaker: Colonel Jaak Tarien, Director of NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence

Title: NATO Summit results: Implications for the Baltic region
Date: 19th of September 2018
Organised by: Baltic Defence College
Speaker: Brigadier General Gintautas Zenkevičius, Commander of Training and Doctrine Command in Lithuania

Title: Third Annual Tartu Conference on Russian and East European Studies
Date: 10th-12th of June 2018
Organised by: the 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: Dean of the Baltic Defence College, Dr hab. Zdzislaw Sliwa

Title: Table Top Exercise (TTX)
Date: 7th of June 2018
Organised by: the Swedish Defence University in cooperation with the US National Defense University
Participants: Dean of the Baltic Defence College, Dr hab. Zdzislaw Sliwa

Title: Security Policy and Strategic Thinking Workshop
Date: 29th-31st of May 2018
Organised by: the Swedish Defence University together with Latvian Ministry of Defence
Participants: Dr hab. Zdzislaw Sliwa, Col Tarmo Ränisoo, Baltic Defence College

Title: Baltic regional defence cooperation and hard security challenges
Date: 12th 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

Title: Academic Alliance Conference and TTX 2018
Date: 15th-16th of March 2018
Participants: COL Dalius Polekauskas

Title4th EASTERN PLATFORM - TARTU SEMINAR “All Quiet on the Western Front? EU-Russia Relations in the Age of Populisms”
Date: 6th-7th April 2018
Speaker: Dean of the Baltic Defence College, Dr hab. Zdzislaw Sliwa

TitleEvaluation of Zapad exercises in context of weapons capability of Republic of Poland
Date: 15th February 2018
Organised by: Polish Naval Academy in cooperation with Baltic Defence College

TitleImpact of Korean Peninsula Tensions on Regional Security and Beyond
Date: 5th February 2018
Speakers: Dr. Matthias Maass

Title‘Western Powers and Baltic Cooperation – the Key to Credible Defence, Canada’
Date: 20th November 2017
Speakers: Col Josh Major, Professor Christian Leuprecht, Mr Hasit Thankey

TitleCyberspace as a Domain of Operations - what does in mean for the Baltic states?
Date: 14th November 2017
Speakers: LTC Franz Lantenhammer, MAJ Ivars Erčums, CPT Uko Valtenberg, Mr Tanel Sepp, Mr. Gert Auväärt,  Mr. Dāvis Baumanis, 

Title: Effective Security Strategy Models: Lessons from U.S. and Small States for the Baltics
Date: 18th October 2017
Speakers: Mr Olevs Nikers, Mr Otto Tabuns, Mr Paul Goble

Title: ‘ZAPAD–2017 – Implications for European Security’
Date: 5th-7th October 2017
Organised by: the Estonian Ministry of Defence and the Potomac Foundation.

Title: Zapad-2017: Lessons Learned and the Way Ahead for NATO-Russian Relations
Date: 4th October 2017
Speaker: Mr Mark Voyger

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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