Past events at the Latvian Institute of International Affairs (LIIA) – Spring/summer 2016

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“Nordic-Baltic Cooperation. A Region in Transition”
25 May 2016


In the event, organized on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Nordic-Baltic cooperation and in cooperation with The Nordic Council of Minister’s Office in Latvia, the experts Veiko Spolītis and Didzis Kļaviņš discussed challenges and opportunities for Nordic-Baltic cooperation and tried to provide a future roadmap. The event also featured distinguished speakers such as H.E. Olli Kantanen (Ambassador of Finland to Latvia) and Dr. Johan Strang (University of Helsinki) and was moderated by Ilvija Bruģe (Researcher in the Latvian Institute of International Affairs).

“Latvia and the United States: Building Bridges across a Changing Landscape”
26 May 2016


liia4The event, which took place on the occasion of the presentation of the new Latvian Institute of International Affairs publication Latvia and the United States: Revisiting a Strategic Partnership in a Transforming Environment, was opened by Andris Sprūds (Director of the Latvian Institute of International Affairs), Valdis Zatlers (Former President of the Republic of Latvia), Andrejs Pildegovičs (State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia) and Edvīns Bērziņš (Chairman of the Board and President of the Latvian Railroad).

The discussion took place in two panels. The first one focused on Latvia-US security and defence cooperation, and the other on Latvia-US economic cooperation. The project was carried out in cooperation with SJSC Latvian Railway, the Embassy of the Republic of Latvia to the United States of America and SIA Pata AB, the European Crabbing Association, and American Latvian Association.


“From Wales to Warsaw: NATO – Back to the Origins?”
16 June 2016


liia2In the public discussion organized by the Latvian Institute of International Affairs and supported by NATO, Konrad Adenauer Stiftung and Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Riga, experts from Latvia, Poland, Germany, Russia and other countries discussed the role of NATO in the changing geopolitical environment in the light of the upcoming Warsaw summit.

The event was opened by Andris Sprūds (Director of the Latvian Institute of International Affairs), Elisabeth Bauer (Director of Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, Baltic/Nordic States) and Ewa Dębska (Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Poland to the Republic of Latvia). Among the speakers was Tacan Ildem (NATO Assistant Secretary General for Public Diplomacy).




Past events at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI) – Spring 2016

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The Horn of Africa: Its strategic importance for Europe, the Gulf States and beyond
19 April 2016, Norwegian Institute of International Affairs

In this seminar, Alexander Rondos addressed the challenges facing the region and the Horn’s strategic importance Europe, the Gulf states and other actors. A key question is: how these challenges can be converted into a joint effort that will allow for the integration of the Horn of Africa into a platform of security and economic cooperation?

The diversity of geography, history, population, politics, and culture has made the Horn of Africa prone to conflict within its societies and between its countries. And it is those differences that have allowed outsiders to play proxy politics with the region.

The core of this region, comprising the countries of Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Sudan, South Sudan, and Somalia—with Kenya and Uganda very closely associated—has attracted once again in its history the attention of greater powers.

Several issues are affecting the Horn of Africa today: Terrorism, realignment of loyalties because of confrontation with the Muslim world, the security of trade through the Red Sea and the global migration crisis, to mention some. In geopolitical terms, the Horn is the fragile neighborhood of Europe’s very fractured southern neighborhood.

Welcome by Jon Harald Sande Lie, Senior Research Fellow, NUPI
Introduction of Alexander Rondos by Jens-Petter Kjemperud, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Presentation by Alexander Rondos
Comments, NUPI
Q & A
Chair: Jon Harald Sande Lie, Senior Research Fellow, NUPI

More information can be found here.

Morocco, challenges in the region and its cooperation with the EU
21 April 2016, Norwegian Institute of International Affairs

In this seminar, Mohammed Tawfik Mouline, gave a presentation on Morocco’s major achievements at the political, economic and social levels.

This seminar is part of NUPI’s seminar series “Norway meets Europe”

More information can be found here.

Nordic Security under Pressure
10 May 2016, Norwegian Institute of International Affairs


The third and last seminar in the seminar series on NATO focused on Nordic security.

How is Sweden and Finland’s relationship to NATO evolving, in terms of partnership and cooperation as well as public opinion regarding future membership? What would the implications be for security in the North, in particular consequences for Norway, if Sweden and/or Finland were to join the Alliance?

The seminar series was organised in cooperation with the Norwegian Ministry of Defence and NATO Public Diplomacy Division.

More information can be found here.

Recent publications from the Finnish Institute of International Affairs (FIIA) – Spring 2016



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Niklas Helwig, Europe’s New Political Engine: Germany’s role in the EU’s foreign and security policy, Report

Sören Scholvin, Geopolitics: An Overview of Concepts and Empirical Examples from International Relations, Working Paper

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Elina Sinkkonen, New horizons and internal reforms: The regional implications of China’s military posture, Briefing Paper

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Juha Käpylä, Harri Mikkola & Toivo Martikainen, Moscow’s Arctic dreams turned sour? Analysing Russia’s policies in the Arctic, Briefing Paper

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Toivo Martikainen & Antto Vihma, Dividing the EU with energy? Unpacking Russia’s energy geoeconomics, Briefing Paper

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András Rácz, Viktor Orbán walks a tightrope between Brussels and Moscow: Hungary’s strategic dilemma about Russia has not been resolved

Veera Laine, The spring that never came: One year after Boris Nemtsov’s murder, Russia’s liberal opposition is threatened, repressed and ridiculed

Marco Siddi, Italy at loggerheads with the European Commission and Germany: Has Matteo Renzi taken a euro-critical stance?

Charly Salonius-Pasternak, The Swedish defence policy paradox: Sweden wants to stay militarily non-allied while seeking ever closer defence cooperation with others

Carrie Weintraub, NATO redefined? Nato’s anti-human smuggling mission in the Mediterranean ­highlights the organization’s broader priorities

Jyrki Kallio, China’s National Congress sacrifices the economy for politics: The new Five-Year Plan is dedicated to maintaining the Party’s leadership

Bart Gaens, Aung San Suu Kyi’s shadow presidency: Myanmar’s new civilian government faces numerous challenges

Past events at the Latvian Institute of International Affairs (LIIA) – Autumn 2015


“Security in the Heart of Asia” Central Asia- NATO partnership: Challenges and Opportunities”
23 November 2015

111The discussion on contemporary security challenges in Central- Asia was opened with a keynote speeches by Lolita Čigāne, Chair of the European Affairs Committee of the Parliament; Latvia and Igors Apokins, Ambassador- at- large; Latvia. The speakers were featured from the EU and Central- Asian states and consisted of Nargis Kassenova (KIMEP University: Kazakhstan), Nazokat Kasymova (Tashkent State Institute of Oriental Studies/ UN Office on Drugs and Crime Regional Office for Central- Asia; Uzbekistan), Neil John Melvin (Stockholm International Peace Research Institute; Sweden), Józef Lang (Centre for Eastern Studies, Poland) and Māris Andžāns (Resarch Fellow in the Latvian Institute of International Affairs), and was moderated by Andris Sprūds (Director of the Latvian Institute of International Affairs).2222

The topics covered included the stability of Afghanistan after the withdrawal of NATO forces, radicalization of the society and terrorism, organised crime and drug trafficking, border management. The event was organised with the support of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO).

More information and pictures can be found here.

ENURC event: “Eastern Neighbourhood Economies between the EU and Russia”
22 October 2015

The public discussion was aimed at providing an expert assessment, and discussing with the society how the EU and Russia affect the economic situation in the Eastern Partnership states and assessing the social and political implications of this influence. The goal was to identify the available legal and strategic tools that could be applied by the2 EU in order to more substantially impact policies of the Eastern Neighbourhood states.

The discussion was set in two panels. One of them focused on the European Union and its aims and influence in the Eastern Neighbourhood, however the other touched upon economic aspirations and external influences from the perspective of the Eastern Neighbourhood states.

Experts from the EU and the Eastern Partnership states were featured:  Andris Sprūds (Director of the Latvian Institute of International Affairs), Juris Poikāns, Latvian Ambassador-at-Large for Eastern Partnership, David Cadier (London School of Economics and Political Science, UK), Guillaume Van der Loo (Centre for European Policy Studies, Ghent European Law Institute, Belgium), Aldis Austers (LIIA, Latvia), Gunilla Herolf (Royal Swedish Academy of War Sciences), Cornel1 Ciurea (Institute for Development and Social Initiatives “Viitorul”, Moldova), Stepan Grigoryan (Analytical Centre on Globalization and Regional Cooperation, Armenia), andAndrei Yeliseyeu (Belarussian Institute for Strategic Studies).

The event was part of the TEPSA project “Eastern Neighbours and Russia: Close links with EU citizens – ENURC and was organised with the support of the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, the Europe for Citizens programme of the European Union, and The Black Sea Trust, a project of the GMF.

“Preventing Nuclear War in Northern Europe”
20 October 2015

In the roundtable discussion, organised in a close cooperation with the Institute for National Defence and Security Policy Studies at the Swedish Defence University and the Stimson Center (USA), participants discussed two nuclear war scenarios in the Baltic region and their prevention possibilities. The discussion also focused on the option to establish a Baltic Nuclear Weapons Free zone and its realistic viability.

The event featured experts from the United States, Latvia and the Northern Europe: Lars Hedström (Executive Director, Institute for National Defence and Security Policy Studies), Ulrika Kumlien (Research Assistant, Institute for National Defence and Security Policy Studies), Barry Blechman (Co-founder, Stimson Center), Ira Lechner (Founder, Project High Hopes), Jānis Kažociņš (State Secretary’s Advisor, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia), Veiko Spolītis (Member of the Parliament of the Republic of Latvia and others).

The roundtable was moderated by Andris Sprūds (Director of the Latvian Institute of International Affairs).

Summaries/Reports and Policy Briefs, Austrian Institute for International Affairs (oiip)

Policy Paper 7/12 by Heinz Gärtner and Hakan Akbulut, Die NATO nach dem Gipfel in Chicago 2012, June 2012

Panel Discussion Summary by Antonia Lehne, Transition in Afghanistan: Anspruch und Wirklichkeit, May 2012

Panel Discussion Summary by Witold Hametter, The EU and the “Global Shadows”: Are the EU efforts to contain and regulate the illegal trafficking of small arms, drugs and people a story of success?, March 2012


Recent publications from Real Instituto Elcano – Spring/summer 2016



Guy Edwards and Lara Lázaro, Spanish investors can capitalize on the low-carbon transition in Latin America, 25 April 2016

The implementation of the Paris Agreement and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) offer significant opportunities for Spanish investors while supporting Latin American countries in the achievement of low-carbon and resilient development. Institutional, knowledge and infrastructure challenges require attention to maximise these opportunities.

The publication can be accessed here.

William Chislett, Inside Spain nº127 28th March- 25nd April, 24 April 2016

Table of contents: Spain heading to new elections. Panama Papers claim the head of Industry Minister. Spain ranked above UK and US in press-freedom index. Spain to be given more time to meet EU’s budget deficit threshold.

The paper can be downloaded here.

Iliana Olivié and Manuel Gracia, Elcano Global Presence Index Report, 04 May 2016

The 2016 edition of the Elcano Global Presence Index ranks 90 countries according to the extent to which they are currently ‘out there’, participating in and shaping the process of globalization. In addition to the incorporation of 10 new countries (Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Kenya, Myanmar, Tanzania, Turkmenistan, Uruguay and Uzbekistan) and adjusting the weighting given to each variable (according to the international experts’ criteria resulting from a survey conducted in 2015), this year’s edition highlights the following results: China jumps to second position while Europe stagnates, the collapse of commodities prices affects the emerging economies. The added value of global presence of all 90 countries for which this index is calculated barely grows in 2015, which could indicate the stagnation of the globalization process. After years of increasingly disperse global presence, we are now seeing a re-concentration of external projection. The results of a survey conducted in 2015 shows the extent to which foreign policy specialists have changed their worldview. The world now looks ‘harder’ than it did in 2012.

More information about the publication can be found here.

William Chislett, Inside Spain nº128 25th April- 23nd May, 24 May 2016

Table of contents: Acting Foreign Minister lays foundations for new relation with Cuba. Spain holds firm in Elcano Global Presence Index. New left-wing alliance ‘set to overtake’ Socialists in June’s election. Madrid wins reprieve after breaking EU budget rules. PSA Group and Renault announce €1.3 billion of investments.

The paper can be downloaded here.

Iliana Olivié and Aitor Pérez, Fourteen dilemmas for Spanish development aid in the new incoming parliament, 08 June 2016

The future of Spanish policy on international development cooperation requires a series of dilemmas to be politically addressed; these concern, for example, the geographical distribution of aid, the connection between development policy and other strands of foreign policy and the appropriate combination of instruments (bilateral, multilateral) and actors (public administrations, NGOs, companies…).

The publication can be accessed here.

Carmen González Enríquez, Highs and lows of immigrant integration in Spain, 13 June 2016

Spain can boast of having integrated a wave of migrants of singular size and intensity into its society. It is still, however, a long way from the countries where first-generation immigrants and their offspring have secured prominent roles in public life.

The publication can be accessed here.


Andrés Ortega, Global Spectator – And Western protectionism came to pass…in a world of digital flows, 19 April 2016

Andrés Ortega, Global Spectator – Obama, the nuclear weaponising deweaponiser, 26 April 2016

Andrés Ortega, Global Spectator – The plot against Europe, 3 May 2016

Miguel Otero-Iglesias, The euro: an orphan who no longer needs his parents?, 9 May 2016

Andrés Ortega, Global Spectator – Woman with leadership skills needed for complex global organisation, 10 May 2016

William Chislett, Spain holds firm in the Elcano Global Presence Index, despite economic crisis, 11 May 2016

Andrés Ortega, Global Spectator – Why people join ISIS, 17 May 2016

Andrés Ortega, Global Spectator – Is Hugo Chávez still there?, 24 May 2016

Andrés Ortega, Global Spectator – Careful about making Russia the enemy, 31 May 2016

Gonzalo Escribano, The Future of Natural Gas in South America, 3 June 2016

Miguel Otero-Iglesias, Brexit talk is pushing the City of London closer to Frankfurt, 6 June 2016

Andrés Ortega, Global Spectator – Is China a market economy?, 7 June 2016

Andrés Ortega, Global Spectator – Everyone’s off to a Warsaw under scrutiny, 14 June 2016

20th Annual Conference on “Security architecture in the CEE: present threats and prospects for cooperation”, Central European Political Science Association, Vilnus, 25-26 September 2015

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On 25-26 September 2015, the Central European Political Science Association in cooperation with the Institute of International Relations and Political Science (IIRPS) and the Lithuanian Political Science Association held a major conference in Vilnius, entitled Security architecture in the CEE: present threats and prospects for cooperation. The conference was organized with the aim to mark the remarkable transition of the Central and Eastern European countries from soviet-type planned economy and Communist dictatorship to market economy and democracy, new arising conditions for a spread of post-modern security challenges and initiatives and how political systems of these countries are able to deal with it despite rather low quality of democracy and governance in the region, fragile political stability and sensitivity to economic breakdowns of these countries.

The conference covered broad range of topics such as Economic crisis and its security implications, Populism and Political Radicalism in CEE, Minority politics in Central and Eastern Europe, Challenges of energy security, Military-civil relations in CEE democracies, Russia’s place in European security architecture, NATO beyond 2014, NATO enlargement: possibilities for Ukraine and Georgia, Complexities of informational wars, Cyber security issues in CEE, Co-operation between the EU and NATO in security matters, The presence and challenges for the EU Eastern Partnership policy, Relevance of post-modern security challenges in CEE region, Significance of CEE security studies for international politics, Contribution of CEE political research for general theory and Current issues of normative political theory in CEE.

The mentioned list of sub-themes or/and panels is surely not comprehensive. While participants were especially invited to respond to the conference theme, proposals on other aspects of Central European politics were considered as well. The conference was opened to the researchers from all the countries with the interest in Central European affairs.

The academic program for the conference was organized in the usual format of panels. Each panel comprised four to five papers plus chair. We welcomed individual paper proposals and / or complete panel proposals as well.

More information can be found here.

Past events at the Institute for World Economics, Research Centre for Economic and Regional Studies of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences – Autumn 2014

Club Europe, 14 October 2014, Budapest

The regular club meeting will host Mr. Daniel Schraad-Tischler and Christian Kroll experts of the Bertelsmann Foundation who will present two recent reports (namely “Sustainable Governance Indicators” and “EU Social Justice”).

Thursday workshops – regular monthly workshop at IWE
Club Europe, 13 October 2014, Budapest

The guest of this special event will be Dr. László Andor, outgoing Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion. Mr. Andor will dedicate his speech to the big topic of „Europe after the Crisis”.

Club Europe, 16 September 2014, Budapest

Lecture by Professor Ludger Kühnhardt, Director of the Research Centre for European Integration at the University of Bonn, entitled “The European Union after the elections and ahead of new challenges”. The professor’s thought-provoking presentation was followed by a lively debate about Europe’s future, including special issues for Germany and Hungary.

Conference on “Engagement or Containment: EU-Russia Relations in Turbulent Times and the Role of Central Europe”

25 September 2014, CEU Centre for EU Enlargement Studies, Budapest
Presentation by senior researcher of IWE, András Deák at Panel III. – Pipelines, plants and European energy networks: dealing with dependency.

Conference on “The Czech Republic’s Strategy for Competitiveness 2015”
Panel “Trade, FDIs and Value Added of V4 Countries”

18 September 2014, Prague
In the above indicated panel senior researchers of IWE, Andrea Éltető and Ágnes Szunomár gave a presentation on “Trade and investment between the Visegrad and Northeast Asian countries with a special emphasis on China and Hungary”

Conference entitled “Development and Use of Natural Gas in the Danube Region: Prospects and Opportunities”
16 September 2014, Natural Gas Europe, Budapest

Contribution by senior researcher of IWE, András Deák, expert in energy matters with special regard to Russia.

IISES event entitled “13th International Academic Conference”
15-18 September 2014, Antibes, France

At this conference senior researcher of IWE, Katalin Völgyi delivered a presentation on “Economic regionalism and FDI inflows in the ASEAN region”

11 September 2014, Budapest

At the latest event senior researcher of IWE, István Kőrösi gave an introductory lecture on “The renewability of social market economy in the midst of the challenges of the 21st century” followed by an unusually long debate (in Hungarian).

“The NATO Summit in Wales – First Assessments”, Research Centre of Strategic Defence Studies
8 September 2014, Budapest

Senior researcher of IWE, András Deák made a presentation at this international expert seminar.

Biannual Conference of EACES (European Association of Comparative Economic Studies)
4-6 September 2014, Budapest

To this big international event, hosted by the Corvinus University Budapest, five researchers of IWE contributed with a presentation, namely Andrea Éltető, Ágnes Orosz, Miklós Szanyi, Ágnes Szunomár and Csaba Weiner.

2nd High-Level Symposium of Think Tanks of China and Central and Eastern European Countries
2-3 September 2014, Bled, Slovenia

Senior researcher of IWE, Ágnes Szunomár contributed to this event with a presentation.

Club Europe, 26 August 2014, Budapest

Lecture by Dr. Szabolcs Fazakas, Hungarian member of the European Court of Auditors in Luxembourg. Mr. Fazakas gave a very interesting, first-hand insight into the recent publication entitled “Special Report on the establishment of the European External Action Service” prepared by the European Court of Auditors.

Presentation “ Riga Dialogues Afterthoughts”, 14 September 2016, Latvian Institute of International Affairs (LIIA)


14 September 14, 11:00
Hotel Bergs (Elizabetes iela 83/85)

Presentation of the Riga Dialogues Afterthoughts, a collection of articles published as a result of the “Riga Dialogue 2016: Building Bridges for Euro – Atlantic Security”. It will include contributions on security challenges faced by the Euroatlantic community and possible ways forward. For more information on these and other events, please follow or LIIA’s Twitter & Facebook.

Past Events at the Latvian Institute of International Affairs (LIIA) – Summer 2014

Conference on “National and International Security After the Occupation of Crimea”, 29 August 2014, the Latvian Institute of International Affairs (LIIA), Riga

On 29 August, LIIA in cooperation with the Chair of OSCE PA Latvian Delegation Vineta Porina organized the conference “National and International Security After the Occupation of Crimea”, supported by the European Commission. Introduction speeches were delivered by Andris Spruds (Director of LIIA), Vineta Porina (Chair of OSCE PA Latvian delegation), Janis Sarts (State Secretary of Latvian Ministry of Defence), Zbignevs Stankevics (Archbishop of Roman Catholic Church), Jaromir Stetina, MEP, Czech Republic. Panel discussion “Security, Values and the Lessons of Ukraine Crisis” featured professors of the University of Latvia Leons Taivans, Juris Bojars, Zaneta Ozolina and Toms Rostoks, as well as Guntis Kalme (Docent at Luther Academy), Janis Berzins (Executive Director of Centre for Security and Strategic Research at National Defence Academy of Latvia).

More information can be found here.

Public debate on “A Multi-Multipolar World? Contested Leadership in International Relations”, 26 August 2014, the Latvian Institute of International Affairs (LIIA), Riga

On 26 August, LIIA hosted the public debate “A Multi-Multipolar World? Contested Leadership in International Relations” with Dr. Daniel Flemes (GIGA Institute of Latin American Studies and State University of Rio de Janeiro). While new powers like Brazil, India and China gained increasing acceptance at the global level, they often face regional contestation. Secondary powers like Argentina, Pakistan and Japan are key players because of their relative power and their potential for extra-regional alliance-building. The strategic options of regional secondary powers depend on varying structural and domestic drivers of contestation. The conflicts over the assertion of regional leadership will impact the future world order.

More information can be found here.

“Reassuring the Baltics: Strategies, Tactics, Own Capabilities and NATO’s Role”
1 July 2014

This public discussion was organized by the Latvian Institute of International Affairs with support of NATO and features experts from Latvia, Estonia, Poland, Germany and NATO. The video recording will be available on our Youtube (Latvian Institute of International Affairs).

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EU House: European Neighbourhood Instrument 2014-2020: Opportunities, Challenges and Synergies for a Strong Partnership
17 June 2014

The Embassy of Sweden, the Embassy of the Republic of Poland and the Latvian Institute of International Affairs with the support of the European Commission Representation in Latvia and the Embassies of Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine organize a seminar on the new European Neighbourhood Instrument 2014-2020 with participation of Latvian, Swedish and Polish Ambassadors at Large for the Eastern Partnership and experts from Georgia, Ukraine, Latvia and the European External Action Service.

The video recording is available here.

Seminar on EU’s funding instruments for the European Neighbourhood, 17 June 2014, LIIA, Riga 

Latvian Institute of International Affairs and numerous partners organized an international seminar on EU’s funding instruments for the European Neighbourhood, which took place on June 17 in Riga.

Past events from the Real Instituto Elcano de Estudios Internacionales y Estratégicos – Autumn 2015


V International Conference of the Red Iberoamericana de Estudios Internacionales (RIBEI)
1-2 December 2015

Organised by Elcano Royal Institute and Fundación Global Democracia y Desarrollo (FUNGLODE).

More information can be found here.

Meeting, The EU Internal-External Security Nexus
26 November 2015

Organised by Elcano Royal Institute, EUISS and the Strategic Planning Division of the EEAS in the context of the EU-wide expert outreach and consultation process for the preparation of the EU Global Strategy on foreign and security policy.

More information can be found here.

Presentation, Informe Elcano 19 – Spain/Morocco Relations
24 November 2015

With the participation of Charles Powell, director at Elcano Royal Institute, Carlos Westendorp, general secretary of Club de Madrid, Miguel Ángel Bastenier, journalist at El País, Bernabé López García, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and Haizam Amirah Fernández, Elcano Royal Institute.

More information can be found here.

Conference, Governing Energy: The Atlantic Basin and Global Institutions
19 November 2015

Organised by the Spanish Committee of the World Energy Council and Spanish Energy Club, in collaboration with Elcano Royal Institute.

More information can be found here.

3rd Elcano Forum on Global Terrorism: the current jihadist mobilization in Western Europe
16 November 2015

Organised by Elcano Royal Institute, in collaboration with the Embassy of the United States and the Swedish Defense University. Directed by Fernando Reinares and co-ordinated by Carola García-Calvo, respectively Senior Analyst and Analyst of the Program on Global Terrorism at Elcano Royal Institute.

More information can be found here.

Seminar, `Spanish Cooperation 2030: The role of Spain in the New Development Agenda´
03 November 2015

Organised by Spain´s Biblioteca Nacional and Elcano Royal Institute, with the participation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, ISGlobal and Oxfam Intermón. Participants agreed on 17 Sustainable Development Goals and an international agenda for achieving them before 2030.

More information can be found here.

Conference, `NATO and the New Arc of Crisis´
28-29 October 2015

Organised by the NATO´s Public Diplomacy Division and Elcano Royal Institute, with the participation of Istituto Affari Internazionali and Instituto Português de Relações Internacionais (IPRI). Speech by Ambassador Alexander Vershbow, Deputy Secretary General of NATO and Emilio Lamo de Espinosa, President of Elcano Royal Institute.

More information can be found here.

Seminar, `African Women Who Build Peace´
27 October 2015

Organised by Elcano Royal Institute and Fundación Mujeres por África, the event gathered together women activists for women’s rights and experts in peace and security. Among the speakers were María Teresa Fernández de la Vega, President of Fundación Mujeres por África, Oumou Sall Seck, Hibaaq Osman, Nicole Ndongala and Caddy Adzuba.

More information can be found here.

Debate, `How to deepen the eurozone integration?
22 October 2015

Organised by Elcano Royal Institute and Fundación Rafael del Pino. Thomas Westphal, General Director of European Affairs at the German Ministry of Finance, Philippe Martin, Advisor to the French Minister of Economy, Manuel Conthe, Editorial Director at Expansión newspaper.

More information can be found here.

Conference `Alcance de las reformas en México y su impacto en las relaciones con España´
21 September 2015

Organised by the Spanish Chamber of Commerce in Mexico DF, the Barcelona Centre for International Affairs and Elcano Royal Institute, with the sponsorship of Santander Group and the collaboration of Foreign Affairs Latinoamérica.

More information can be found here.

Conference `Transatlantic Conversation: Confronting Common Security Challenges´.
16 September 2015

Organised by the Wilson Center (Washington D.C.)
Experts´ conference on security and transatlantic relations at the Wilson Center. Participants in the conference included: The King of Spain; Jane Harman, director, president and CEO at The Wilson Center; Emilio Lamo de Espinosa, president at Elcano Royal Institute; Bruce Hoffman Director at Center of Security Studies and director of the Programme of Studies on Security, Georgetown University; Charles Powell, Director at Elcano Royal Institute; Fernando Reinares, expert on international terrorism at Real Instituto Elcano; Bruce Riedel, Brookings Institution and former senior adviser for the past four presidents of the US; Catherine Herridge chief intelligence correspondent, Fox News.

More information can be found here.