The 2022 CEPA Forum agenda is now live! Join us September 27-29 for a dynamic series of virtual keynotes, discussions, debates, and stories focusing on the transatlantic response to Russia’s war in Ukraine and its implications for security and democracy.

Day 1: Transatlantic Defense and Security

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Welcome

9:30 a.m. ET

Larry HirschChairman, Board of Directors, Center for European Policy Analysis

Dr. Alina PolyakovaPresident and CEO, Center for European Policy Analysis

Opening Keynote

9:37 a.m. ET

Gen. Christopher G. CavoliSupreme Allied Commander Europe, NATO; Commander, US European Command

The Future of the European Security Architecture

9:40 a.m. ET

Annegret Kramp-KarrenbauerFormer Federal Minister of Defence, Federal Republic of Germany; Co-Chair, International Leadership Council, Center for European Policy Analysis

Alexander StubbFormer Prime Minister, Republic of Finland; Director, School of Transnational Governance, European University Institute

Stephen TwittyFormer Deputy Commander, US European Command; Distinguished Fellow, Center for European Policy Analysis; Founder, Twitty and Associates LLC

Moderator: Kevin BaronExecutive Editor, Defense One

Black Sea Security

10:25 a.m. ET

Philip BreedloveFormer Supreme Allied Commander Europe, NATO; Distinguished Professor and CETS Senior Fellow, The Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, Georgia Institute of Technology

H.E. Nicolae-Ionel CiucăPrime Minister, Romania

The Importance of Snake Island

10:30 a.m. ET

Antonia ColibășanuSenior Geopolitical Analyst, New Strategy Center

Hanna ShelestSenior Fellow, Center for European Policy Analysis

US Support for Ukraine: What Comes Next?

10:35 a.m. ET

Mark HertlingFormer Commanding General, US Army Europe; Secretary, American Battle Monuments Commission

Ben HodgesSenior Advisor, Human Rights First

Moderator: Lara SeligmanPentagon Reporter, POLITICO

Investing in European Security

10:50 a.m. ET

The Hon. Jeanne ShaheenUS Senator for New Hampshire, US Senate

The Hon. Thom TillisUS Senator for North Carolina, US Senate

H.E. Jiří KozákDeputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Czech Republic

Transatlantic Leadership Award

11:05 a.m. ET

H.E. Kaja KallasPrime Minister, Republic of Estonia

H.E. Krišjānis Kariņš, Prime Minister, Republic of Latvia

H.E. Mateusz MorawieckiPrime Minister, Republic of Poland

H.E. Ingrida Šimonytė, Prime Minister, Republic of Lithuania

Closing

11:25 a.m. ET

Day 2: Democratic Resilience

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Welcome

9:30 a.m. ET

Dr. Alina PolyakovaPresident and CEO, Center for European Policy Analysis

Protecting a Free Europe

9:35 a.m. ET

H.E. Zuzana ČaputováPresident, Slovak Republic

Defending our Shared Values

9:40 a.m. ET

The Hon. Wendy ShermanDeputy Secretary of State, US Department of State

Supporting the Fight for Democracy

9:50 a.m. ET

H.E. Stefano SanninoSecretary-General, European External Action Service

Democrats at Risk

9:55 a.m. ET

Linas Linkevičius, Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Lithuania; Member, International Leadership Council, Center for European Policy Analysis

Zhanna Nemtsova, Co-Founder, Boris Nemtsov Foundation for Freedom; Member, International Leadership Council, Center for European Policy Analysis

Craig NewmarkFounder, Craig Newmark Philanthropies

Daniela Schwarzer, Executive Director, Europe and Eurasia, Open Society Foundations

Moderator: Katarzyna PisarskaSenior Fellow, Center for European Policy Analysis

Defending the Global Democratic Fabric

10:35 a.m. ET

Elina BeketovaDemocracy Fellow, Center for European Policy Analysis

Ivan FominDemocracy Fellow, Center for European Policy Analysis

Olya KorbutDemocracy Fellow, Center for European Policy Analysis

Putin’s Big Fail

10:45 a.m. ET

Anne ApplebaumStaff Writer, The Atlantic

Konstantin SoninJohn Dewey Distinguished Service Professor, Harris School of Public Diplomacy, University of Chicago

Olga TokariukFellow, Center for European Policy Analysis

Moderator: Paul McLearyReporter, POLITICO

Uniting to Protect Democracies

11:30 a.m. ET

The Hon. Tammy BaldwinUS Senator for Wisconsin, US Senate

The Hon. Roger WickerUS Senator for Mississippi, US Senate

Chinese Influence in Europe: The Final Countdown

11:40 a.m. ET

Kerry BrownDirector, Lau China Institute, King’s College London

Edward LucasSenior Fellow, Center for European Policy Analysis

Sanctions and the Transatlantic Relationship

11:45 a.m. ET

The Hon. Brian NelsonUnder Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence, US Department of the Treasury

In conversation with: Sam GreeneDirector, Democratic Resilience, Center for European Policy Analysis

Freedom Fighter Award

12:00 p.m. ET

H.E. Oleksii ReznikovMinister of Defence, Ukraine

Closing

12:05 p.m. ET

Day 3: Digital Innovation

Thursday, September 29, 2022

Welcome

9:30 a.m. ET

Dr. Alina PolyakovaPresident and CEO, Center for European Policy Analysis

Private Sector Innovation Responding to the War on Ukraine

9:35 a.m. ET

Ginny BadanesSenior Director, Democracy Forward, Microsoft

Marta Poślad, Head of Public Policy, Central and Eastern Europe, Google

Katharine Kendrick, Director of International Affairs, Airbnb

Digital Security

9:40 a.m. ET

Ylli BajraktariCEO, Special Competitive Studies Project

Markham EricksonVice President, Government Affairs and Public Policy, Google

H.E. Anne Marie Engtoft Larsen, Tech Ambassador, Kingdom of Denmark

Moderator: Bill EchiksonActing Director, Digital Innovation Initiative, Center for European Policy Analysis

Cyber Threats and Responses

10:25 a.m. ET

Dmitri AlperovitchCo-Founder and Chairman, Silverado Policy Accelerator

Merle MaigreSenior Fellow, Center for European Policy Analysis

Reinforcing the Transatlantic Relationship

10:35 a.m. ET

The Hon. Amy KlobucharUS Senator for Minnesota, US Senate

The Hon. James RischUS Senator for Idaho, US Senate

Emerging Defense Technologies

10:45 a.m. ET

James FoggoDistinguished Fellow, Center for European Policy Analysis

Joel HickmanDeputy Director, Transatlantic Defense and Security, Center for European Policy Analysis

Joanna van der MerweFellow, Center for European Policy Analysis

Opening the Dialogue on Tech Policy

10:50 a.m. ET

H.E. Gerard de GraafSenior EU Envoy for Digital; Head, EU Office in San Francisco

In conversation with: Eileen DonahoeFormer US Ambassador, UN Human Rights Council; Executive Director, Global Digital Policy Incubator, Stanford University

Closing Fireside Chat

11:15 a.m. ET