CepaForum 2017
CEPA STRATCOM PROGRAM
THE ROAD TO ZAPAD 2017
07 December 2016

V4-U.S. relations under a new American administration

What does the outcome of the U.S. presidential election mean for the future of U.S.-V4 relations? What opportunities can be created to help ensure that the transatlantic partnership remains a key strategic priority of the United States? What role can the V4 play as critical proponents of the transatlantic link?

12:00 – 1.00 p.m.
Registration and Networking Lunch

 
1:00 – 1:15 p.m.
Welcoming Remarks
Peter B. Doran, Vice President of Research, CEPA
Alexander Duleba, Director, SFPA 
 
1:15 – 2:30 p.m.
PANEL I
 
Into the Unknown: U.S. and European Perspectives on the new White House

The United States elected a new president on November 8, 2016. What are European and U.S. reactions to the incoming administration? What do we know about the new White House? 
 
MODERATOR: Peter B. Doran, Vice President of Research, CEPA
 
Róbert Ondrejcsák, State Secretary, Ministry of Defence of the Slovak Republic 
Donald Jensen, Senior Fellow, CEPA 
 
 
2:30 – 2:45 p.m.
Coffee Break
 
 
2:45 – 4:00 p.m.
PANEL II
 
U.S.-Visegrad Cooperation with a New U.S. Administration

What does the outcome of the U.S. presidential election mean for the future of U.S.-V4 relations? What opportunities can be created to help ensure that the transatlantic partnership remains a key strategic priority of the United States? What role can the V4 play as critical proponents of the transatlantic link?
 
MODERATOR: Dušan Fischer, Research Fellow, SFPA 
 
Anna Visvizi, Head of Research, Institute of East-Central Europe (IESW), Poland 
István Gyarmati, President, International Centre for Democratic Transition (ICDT), Hungary 
Michal Vit, EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy, Czech Republic 
Tomáš Strážay, Senior Fellow, Slovak Foreign Policy Association (SFPA), Slovakia