CEPA Forum 2022: Day 1

September 27, 2022 at 9:30 am to 11:30 am

Event Overview

CEPA kicks off its annual flagship Forum by exploring the impact of Russia's war in Ukraine on regional defense and global security.

The first day of the 2022 CEPA Forum explores the impact of Russia's war in Ukraine on regional defense and global security. From military leaders and US Senators to regional experts working to shape the future of the European security architecture, tune in to hear more. ​​​​​

The 2022 CEPA Forum, “Meeting the Moment: Allies at a Crossroads,” convenes leaders and experts through a dynamic series of virtual keynotes, discussions, and debates focusing on the transatlantic response to Russia’s war in Ukraine and its implications for security and democracy.


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


11:25 a.m. ET

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