Agenda 2021
Day 1
10h30 – 12h00
Morning Session I: Opening and introduction of the program Amélie Jaques-Apke, EuropaNova Germany & Maik Schnierer, Friedrich-Naumann-Foundation for Freedom
For more innovation and intergenerational exchange in political affairs.
Keynote speech S.E. Anne-Marie Descôtes, Ambassador of France to Germany
Opening of the YSC Dr. Stephan Stetter, Bundeswehr University Munich Prof. Dr. Frédéric Charillon, Université Clermont Auvergne & Coordinator, ENA
13h30 – 15h00
Session I: European sovereignty Moderator: Yana Humen, Policy Coordinator - Cybersecurity, Microsoft Panellists: Dr. Gustav Lindstrom, Director, European Union Institute for Security Studies - Ulrich Lechte, Member of the Bundestag, Free Democratic Party - Eve Roehrig, Contributor, Friedrich Naumann Foundation Defence Network
15h30 – 17h30
Session II: Health Security Moderator: Ambika Varma, YSC Fellow Panellists: Dr. Anja Opitz, President, Global Health Security Alliance; Advisor, Akademie für Politische Bildung Tutzing - Christine Strassmaier, Vice-chairwoman, Middle East and International Affairs Research Group
18h00 – 20h00
The EU and its neighbourhood Moderator: Daniel Gheorghe, PhD candidate; YSC Fellow Dr. Roderick Parkes, Research Director, German Council on Foreign Relations - Prof. Dr. Patricia Daenhardt, Integrated Researcher, Portuguese Institute of International Relations, Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Day 2
09h30 – 11h00
Morning Session I: Fellow meeting Workshop with Fellows In cooperation with La Fabrique Défense, Ministry of Armed Forces, France
13h00 – 14h30
Afternoon Session II: Climate security & the Green Deal Moderator: Miriam Müller, PhD candidate; YSC Fellow Panellists: Dr. Gabriele Köhler, Development economist; Board Member, Women Engage for a Common Future - Thomas Pellerin Carlin, Director, Jacques Delors Energy Centre; Research Fellow, Jacques Delors Institute - Dr. Louise van Schaik, Head of Unit EU & Global Affairs and Senior Research Fellow, Clingendael Institute
15h30 – 17h30
Afternoon Session III: Cyber security & Digital policies Moderator: Moritz Floessler, Deputy Director, EuropaNova Germany Panellists: Guillaume Klossa, Founder and Honorary President, EuropaNova - Dr. Marc-Oliver Pahl, Research Director and Professor, IMT Atlantique - Dr. André Barrinha, Senior Lecturer, University of Bath - Dr. Vira Ratsiborynska, Professor, Vesalius College Brussels
18h00
Closing and wrapping up
Speakers 2021
Yana Popkostova Associate Analyst, European Union Institute for Security Studies
Yana Popkostova Associate Analyst, European Union Institute for Security Studies
Yana Popkostova is an Associate Analyst at EUISS. Responsible for the environmental security portfolio, she investigates the compound security challenges posed by climate change, environmental degradation, and ecosystems depletion.
Cécilia Vidotto Labastie Programme Officer, Institut Montaigne
Cécilia Vidotto Labastie Programme Officer, Institut Montaigne
Cecilia Vidotto Labastie is a Program Officer at the Institut Montaigne within the Europe Program. Before joining Institut Montaigne, she worked in Beirut and Brussels for the International Center for Transitional Justice.
Angela Kane Sam Nunn Distinguished Fellow, Nuclear Threat Initiative
Angela Kane Sam Nunn Distinguished Fellow, Nuclear Threat Initiative
Angela Kane is a German diplomat and was formerly the UN High Representative for Disarmament Affairs and Under-Secretary-General for Management in the United Nations.
Alexander Baunov Russian international policy expert, journalist, publicist, and former diplomat
Alexander Baunov Russian international policy expert, journalist, publicist, and former diplomat
Alexander Baunov is a senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and an editor in chief. Before joining Carnegie, Baunov spent five years working as a senior editor at the independent news website Slon.ru, where he worked since its launch.
Joseph Dellatte Research Fellow for Climate, Energy, and Environment, Institut Montaigne
Joseph Dellatte Research Fellow for Climate, Energy, and Environment, Institut Montaigne
Joseph Dellatte is a PhD Fellow affiliated at the Graduate School of Economics / Faculty of Economics of Kyoto University. His research is in Political Economy, International Relations, Green Economics, Climate Policy and Carbon Pricing.
Joachim Posegga Professor and Chair of IT Security, Universität Passau
Joachim Posegga Professor and Chair of IT Security, Universität Passau
Joachim Possega is heading the "IT-Security" Group at the University of Passau since April 2008. Before coming to Passau he was appointed Professor at the University of Hamburg in 2003 and founded the "Security in Distributed Systems (SVS)" Group at the University of Hamburg.
Tinatin Khidasheli Chairperson, Civic IDEA; former Minister of Defence of Georgia
Tinatin Khidasheli Chairperson, Civic IDEA; former Minister of Defence of Georgia
Tinatin "Tina" Khidasheli is a Georgian jurist and politician. A Republican Party member and former civil society activist, she was appointed as Georgia's Minister of Defense on 1 May 2015, becoming the country's first ever female defense minister.
Tanya Herfurth Co-founder & Director, Young Leaders for Health
Tanya Herfurth Co-founder & Director, Young Leaders for Health
Tanya Herfurth's involvement in global health policy ranges from co-founding and directing the international non-profit organization Young Leaders for Health (YLH), offering solutions to global health challenges to working on resilience strengthening at the Headquarters of the German Red Cross.
Sasha Borovik General Council, Helsing
Sasha Borovik General Council, Helsing
Sasha Borovik is an American lawyer of German citizenship. He was invited to be First Deputy Minister of Economy of Ukraine. He also served as a deputy governor and an adviser to the governor of Odessa Oblast, Mikheil Saakashvili.
Rokhaya Diallo French feminist, Journalist, Filmmaker, Writer
Rokhaya Diallo French feminist, Journalist, Filmmaker, Writer
Rokhaya Diallo is a French journalist, author, filmmaker, and activist for racial, gender and religious equality. According to The New York Times, she is “one of France's most prominent anti-racism activists.”
Muriel Rouyer Professor of Political Science, Harvard Ash Center and University of Nantes, France
Muriel Rouyer Professor of Political Science, Harvard Ash Center and University of Nantes, France
Muriel Rouyer is an adjunct professor of public policy. A specialist of politics in the European Union, her research focuses on judicial and transnational democracy and mobilizations, constitutionalism, European and French feminism, and French politics.
Merle Spellerberg Member of the German Bundestag for Bündnis 90/Die Grünen
Merle Spellerberg Member of the German Bundestag for Bündnis 90/Die Grünen
Merle Spellerberg is a German politician and member of the German Bundestag for Bündnis 90/Die Grünen.
Jérémie Gallon Managing Director and Head, McLarty Europe at McLarty Associates
Jérémie Gallon Managing Director and Head, McLarty Europe at McLarty Associates
Jérémie Gallon is Managing Director and Head of Europe at McLarty Associates. Before his position at McLarty, Mr. Gallon spent three years leading AmCham France, which he turned into a proactive and involved “do-tank,” putting AmCham France at the heart of a number of economic and policy matters.
Jan-Cedric Hansen Chief Medical Officer, Centre d'Hébergement et d'Accompagnement Gérontologique
Jan-Cedric Hansen Chief Medical Officer, Centre d'Hébergement et d'Accompagnement Gérontologique
Dr. Jan Cedric Hansen is the Vice Presiddent of the Global Health Security Alliance and Director of the British strategic consultant firm StratAdviser Ltd since 2008 as well as the Chief Medical Officer of a French Public Nursing Home.
Galyna Mykhailiuk Member of Parliament (Verkhovna Rada) of Ukraine
Galyna Mykhailiuk Member of Parliament (Verkhovna Rada) of Ukraine
Galyna Olegivna Mykhailiuk is a lawyer, Doctor of Legal Science, Member of Parliament from the “Sluga Narodu” party at the parliamentary election in 2019.
Frank Sauer Senior Research Fellow, Universität der Bundeswehr
Frank Sauer Senior Research Fellow, Universität der Bundeswehr
Frank Sauer studied political science, sociology, philosophy and law at the Goethe University in Frankfurt, where he also received his doctorate. He is the author of Atomic Anxiety: Deterrence, Taboo, and the Non-Use of U.S. Nuclear Weapons” and co-editor of the “Handbook International Relations”.
Delphine O Secretary-General, Generation Equality Forum 2021
Delphine O Secretary-General, Generation Equality Forum 2021
Delphine O is ambassador-at-large and Secretary General for the Generation Equality Forum (Beijing+25). She led the organization of the largest international summit for women’s rights since 1995, convened by UN Women and co-chaired by France and Mexico.
Corinne Pereira da Silva French Consul General, Munich
Corinne Pereira da Silva French Consul General, Munich
Corinne Pereira studied literature and political science. She is a career diplomat. At the central administration of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, she was head of the Franco-German mission at the European Union Directorate (2007-2010).
Arne Bård Dalhaug Lieutenant General, NATO; OSCE Civilian Observer in Ukraine - 2016-2019
Arne Bård Dalhaug Lieutenant General, NATO; OSCE Civilian Observer in Ukraine - 2016-2019
Arne B. Dalhaug has a long and distinguished career behind him in the Norwegian Armed Forces, the Norwegian Ministry of Defence, and in NATO. He was promoted Brigadier General in 2000 and since that time he has occupied several high-level positions.
Charles Gyamfi Ofori Policy Lead for Climate Change, Africa Centre for Energy Policy
Charles Gyamfi Ofori Policy Lead for Climate Change, Africa Centre for Energy Policy
Charles is currently a Policy Lead on Climate Change and Energy Transition at the Africa Center for Energy Policy (ACEP). His research interests include risk mitigation and investment decisions on utility-scale and small-scale renewable energy technologies in Africa.
Jessica Berlin Founder, CoStruct; Visiting Fellow, GMFUS
Jessica Berlin Founder, CoStruct; Visiting Fellow, GMFUS
Jessica Berlin is the founder of the strategy consultancy CoStruct, a Visiting Fellow at the German Marshall Fund of the United States, and a political analyst at Deutsche Welle News. She focuses on transatlantic relations, geopolitical order, African-European relations, and Germany’s evolving role
Alexander Sorg PhD Candidate, Hertie School of Governance
Alexander Sorg PhD Candidate, Hertie School of Governance
Alexander Sorg is a PhD researcher at the Hertie School, and the Teaching Assistant to Wolfgang Ischinger. His research interests include nuclear weapons, public opinion, and military alliances. In his doctoral thesis, he focuses on the causes and consequences of U.S. nuclear weapon deployments.
Lydia Wachs Researcher, German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP)
Lydia Wachs Researcher, German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP)
Lydia Wachs is a researcher at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP), working on nuclear policy and arms control with a focus on Russia. Prior to joining SWP, she worked at the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) in London.
Maren Vieluf Researcher, Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy (IFSH)
Maren Vieluf Researcher, Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy (IFSH)
Maren Vieluf is a Researcher in the Challenges to Deep Cuts project at the Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy at the University of Hamburg (IFSH). Her research focuses on nuclear disarmament, arms control and non-prolif­eration.
Betty Suh PhD Candidate, Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy (IFSH)
Betty Suh PhD Candidate, Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy (IFSH)
Betty Suh is Research Fellow at the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP) and PhD Fellow at the Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy at the University of Hamburg (IFSH). Betty works on issues of nuclear non-proliferation and security developments in the Asia-Pacific.
Zoran Nechev Senior Researcher, IDSCS Skopje
Zoran Nechev Senior Researcher, IDSCS Skopje
Zoran Nechev is a Senior Researcher and Head of the Center for EU integration at the Institute for Democracy (IDSCS), a think tank organisation from North Macedonia devoted to research and capacity-building in matters related to EU affairs, good governance and parliamentary support.
Peter Grk Secretary-General, Bled Strategic Forum
Peter Grk Secretary-General, Bled Strategic Forum
Peter Grk is currently serving as Secretary General of the Bled Strategic Forum and National Coordinator for the Western Balkans at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Slovenia. With 18 years of experience in the diplomatic service, Peter Grk has held posts in Ankara, Copenhagen and Brussels.
Marc-Oliver Pahl Chairholder and Professor, IMT Atlantique and Chaire Cyber CNI
Marc-Oliver Pahl Chairholder and Professor, IMT Atlantique and Chaire Cyber CNI
Prof. Dr. Marc-Oliver Pahl heads the Chair Cybersecurity for Critical Networked Infrastructures (cyberCNI.fr) at IMT Atlantique Rennes, France. The chair hosts 18 professors, 8 PhDs, 8 PostDocs, and multiple engineers and interns. Marc-Oliver is an adjunct professor of Carleton University in Canada.
Adnan Ćerimagić Senior Analyst, European Stability Initiative
Adnan Ćerimagić Senior Analyst, European Stability Initiative
Adnan Ćerimagić (Bosnia and Herzegovina) is ESI’s Senior Analyst for the Western Balkans and is researching EU policy towards the region. Before joining ESI in August 2013, Adnan has worked for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bosnia and Herzegovina in Sarajevo and Brussels.
Sheena Anderson Project Manager, Centre for Feminist Foreign Policy
Sheena Anderson Project Manager, Centre for Feminist Foreign Policy
Sheena Anderson is a political scientist, Black feminist and intesectional environmentalist. She has been working for the Berlin-based Centre for Feminist Foreign Policy (CFFP) starting in 2020, since Fall 2021 as a project manager responsible for antiracism, climate justice and the Netzwerk F.
Pavlo Kovtoniuk Co-Founder of Ukrainian Healthcare Center; former deputy Minister of Health
Pavlo Kovtoniuk Co-Founder of Ukrainian Healthcare Center; former deputy Minister of Health
Pavlo Kovtoniuk served as a Deputy Minister of Health of Ukraine and worked as a consultant for the WHO Health Systems Office in Barcelona. In 2021 he co-founded the Ukrainian Healthcare Center - UHC, an independent health policy think tank based in Kyiv, Ukraine.
Dr. Elise Bernard
Dr. Elise Bernard
Dr. Nicolas Fescharek
Dr. Nicolas Fescharek
Dr. Zaki Laïdi
Dr. Zaki Laïdi
M. Julien Serre
M. Julien Serre
Ms. Sonja Licht
Ms. Sonja Licht
Ms. Lisa Raffy
Ms. Lisa Raffy
Mr. Michael Buschheuer
Mr. Michael Buschheuer
Ms. Alena Kudzko
Ms. Alena Kudzko
Mr. Denis Cenusa
Mr. Denis Cenusa
Dr. Asiem El Difraoui
Dr. Asiem El Difraoui
Mr. Rüdiger Lentz
Mr. Rüdiger Lentz
Dr. Holger Stritzel
Dr. Holger Stritzel
Dr. Jean Yves Haine
Dr. Jean Yves Haine
Ambika Varma Functional Expert - QuakeLab
Ambika Varma Functional Expert - QuakeLab
Ambika Varma (She/Her) studied international security at SciencesPo Paris, works as a Functional Expert for QuakeLab and advocates for an intersectional feminist approach to security issues.
Gabriele Köhler Research Associate at UNRISD; Development economist
Gabriele Köhler Research Associate at UNRISD; Development economist
Ms. Köhler is a development economist, a board member of Women in Europe for a Common Future and an elected member of the UNICEF National Committee Germany. She is a Senior Research Associate at UNRISD.
Dr. Stefan Göbbels Health Security Expert, Global Health Security Alliance & Bundeswehr Medical Service HQ, Koblenz
Dr. Stefan Göbbels Health Security Expert, Global Health Security Alliance & Bundeswehr Medical Service HQ, Koblenz
Stefan Göbbels is Global Health Security Expert at the Global Health Security Alliance. He is currently branch head for International Cooperation at the Bundeswehr Medical Service Headquarters in Koblenz Germany. Before this deployment he was the Military Medical Advisor to the UN Medical Director.
Frédéric Charillon Université Clermont Auvergne & Coordinator, ENA
Frédéric Charillon Université Clermont Auvergne & Coordinator, ENA
Frédéric Charillon is a university professor in political science at the University of Clermont Auvergne and Coordinator of the teaching of International Issues and Defence at ENA. His work focuses on the analysis of defence, foreign policy and international relations issues.
Prof. Dr. Stephan Stetter Professor at Bundeswehr University Munich (UniBW Munich)
Prof. Dr. Stephan Stetter Professor at Bundeswehr University Munich (UniBW Munich)
Stephan Stetter is Professor of International Politics and Conflict Studies at the Bundeswehr University Munich. His research focuses on international politics in global modernity as well as conflicts and politics in the Middle East.
Christine Strassmaier Vice-chairwoman, Middle East and International Affairs Research Group, MEIA Research
Christine Strassmaier Vice-chairwoman, Middle East and International Affairs Research Group, MEIA Research
Christine Straßmaier is vice-chairwoman of MEIA Research. In addition, she has been working for several years as a security and intelligence analyst on the Middle East in the law enforcement, humanitarian and private sector. Her focus lies on strategic foresight and analysis.
Dr. Roderick Parkes Research Director, German Council on Foreign Relations
Dr. Roderick Parkes Research Director, German Council on Foreign Relations
Since March 2021, Dr. Roderick Parkes has been a research director at DGAP. He also heads the Alfred von Oppenheim Center, where he works on issues of European integration and the EU’s role in the world. He joined DGAP from the Institute for Security Studies, a Paris-based agency of the EU.
Dr. Patricia Daenhardt Integrated Researcher, Portuguese Institute of International Relations, Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Dr. Patricia Daenhardt Integrated Researcher, Portuguese Institute of International Relations, Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Daenhardt's investigation focuses on the foreign policy of Germany, the Common Security and Defense Policy (CSDP) of the EU and the United States, Russia and Europe in the international order.
M. Ulrich Lechte Member of the Bundestag, Free Democratic Party
M. Ulrich Lechte Member of the Bundestag, Free Democratic Party
Ulrich Lechte is a German politician of the Free Democratic Party (FDP) who has been serving as a member of the Bundestag from the state of Bavaria since 2017. In parliament, he is a member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs and serves as chairman.
Eve Roehrig Contributor, Friedrich Naumann Foundation Defence Network
Eve Roehrig Contributor, Friedrich Naumann Foundation Defence Network
After working at Eurogroup Consulting in 2015 and 2016 in their “social protection” department, she continued her career at Air Liquide Healthcare for a year as Hospital Market Manager, Quality and Regulatory Affairs Manager.At the beginning of 2021,she joined Safran as deputy Head of Public Affairs
Guillaume Klossa Founder and Honorary President, EuropaNova France
Guillaume Klossa Founder and Honorary President, EuropaNova France
Mr. Klossa is the founder of EuropaNova and author of the book "Le nouvel impératif industriel". A graduate of HEC Paris, SciencesPo Paris, and an alumnus of the London School of Economics, Guillaume also holds a CEMS Master's degree in International Management.
Dr. Gustav Lindstrom Director, European Union Institute for Security Studies
Dr. Gustav Lindstrom Director, European Union Institute for Security Studies
Gustav Lindstrom is the Director of the EU Institute for Security Studies (EUISS) – the European Union’s Agency analysing foreign, security and defence policy issues. In his capacity as director, he also chairs the Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia-Pacific – EU Committee (CSCAP-EU).
Anja Opitz President, Global Health Security Alliance; Advisor, Akademie für Politische Bildung Tutzing
Anja Opitz President, Global Health Security Alliance; Advisor, Akademie für Politische Bildung Tutzing
Anja Opitz is President of the Global Health Security Alliance and a founding member of MEIA Research Munich. She is also Head of Section for International Politics and Security Policy at APB Tutzing, an interdisciplinary academy for research and political training and coaching near Munich.
Dr. Vira Ratsiborynska Professor, Vesalius College Brussels
Dr. Vira Ratsiborynska Professor, Vesalius College Brussels
Dr. Vira Ratsiborynska is an Adjunct Professor on ‘NATO and transatlantic approaches to security’ and ‘Global politics’ at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB). Her professional experience includes working in support of such organizations as the European institutions and NATO entities.
Thomas Pellerin Carlin Director, Jacques Delors Energy Centre; Research Fellow, Jacques Delors Institute
Thomas Pellerin Carlin Director, Jacques Delors Energy Centre; Research Fellow, Jacques Delors Institute
Thomas joined the Jacques Delors Institute in 2015.He is currently Director of the Jacques Delors Energy Centre and a Jacques Delors Institute research fellow.His work focuses on the European Union energy policy,with a focus on innovation and climate change in the context of the European Green Deal.
Dr. André Barrinha Senior Lecturer, University of Bath
Dr. André Barrinha Senior Lecturer, University of Bath
André Barrinha is a Senior Lecturer in International Relations. His main research interests include cyber-diplomacy, cybersecurity, international order, technology and security, European security, European foreign policy and International Relations Theory and Security.
Dr. Louise van Schaik Head of Unit EU & Global Affairs and Senior Research Fellow, Clingendael Institute
Dr. Louise van Schaik Head of Unit EU & Global Affairs and Senior Research Fellow, Clingendael Institute
Louise van Schaik is Head of Unit EU & Global Affairs at Clingendael. She also coordinates Clingendael research in the field of climate change and sustainable development. In her research, she has extensively analysed the EU’s performance in multilateral bodies.