| ABOUT ROAD2WSF |

The Road to Warsaw Security Forum (#Road2WSF) was a transatlantic online conference, which took place on the 17th and 18th of November 2020 in preparation to the annual Warsaw Security Forum scheduled for June 2021.

The event featured over 40 speakers who engaged in three ministerial conversations, two high-level discussions, three conversations with special guests, and a number of expert webinars on the most important security challenges to transatlantic unity and liberal democracy.

The Road2WSF gathered over 1000 registered online participants from 40 countries, among others ministers of foreign affairs and defence, personalities of international and non-governmental organizations, and leading security experts. A selected group of 200 young Transatlantic Leaders, representing “unheard voices” in the security debate had the opportunity to ask direct questions to the speakers. The event was also watched by thousands of viewers on both sides of the Atlantic ocean through live-stream on WSF YouTube and Facebook pages.

The event was organized by the Casimir Pulaski Foundation and the German Marshall Fund of the United States, in strategic partnership with NATO and the National Security Bureau to the President of the Republic of Poland.

The video recordings of the event are available to watch on the WSF YouTube channel: DAY 1, DAY 2.

| AGENDA |

DAY 1 TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 17th 2020

Zbigniew Pisarski – President, Casimir Pulaski Foundation, Poland

Michał Baranowski – Director, Warsaw Office, German Marshall Fund of the United States

Ann Linde – Minister of Foreign Affairs of Sweden

Linas Linkevičius – Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania

Anže Logar – Minister of Foreign Affairs of Slovenia

Moderator: Katarzyna Pisarska – Program Director, Warsaw Security Forum, Poland

General Curtis M. Scaparrotti – Commander, U.S. European Command and NATO Supreme Allied Commander Europe (2016-2019), USA

Moderator:  Florence Gaub – Deputy Director, European Union Institute for Security Studies, France

Session co-hosted with Lockheed Martin

Baroness Goldie DL – Minister of State, Ministry of Defence, United Kingdom

Jan-Olof Lind – State Secretary, Ministry of Defence, Sweden

Thomas Silberhorn – Parliamentary State Secretary, Federal Minister of Defence, Germany

Moderator: Ali Aslan, International TV Presenter and Journalist

Thibaut Fourriere – Deputy Secretary General of the Sahel Coalition, France

Kate Guy – Deputy Director, International Military Council on Climate and Security, Senior Research Fellow, Center for Climate and Security, USA

Sherri Goodman – Senior Fellow, Polar Institute and Environmental Change & Security Program, Wilson Center, US Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (1993-2001), USA

Audun Halvorsen – State Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Norway

Moderator: Jamie SheaSenior Fellow at Friends of Europe, Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges, NATO (2010-2018), United Kingdom 

Session co-hosted with Friends of Europe

Bogdan Lucian Aurescu – Minister of Foreign Affairs of Romania

Dmytro Kuleba – Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine

Moderator: Vera Kobalia – Young Global Leader, World Economic Forum, Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia (2010-2012)

Theresa Fallon – Founder and Director, Centre for Russia Europe Asia Studies (CREAS), Belgium

Vuk Jeremić – Minister of Foreign Affairs (2007-2012), Serbia

Stefano Stefanini – Nonresident Senior Fellow, Atlantic Council, Former Permanent Representative of Italy to NATO

Robert Pszczel – Senior Officer, Public Diplomacy Division, NATO HQ

Moderator: Florian C. Feyerabend – Desk Officer, South East Europe/Western Balkans, Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, Germany

Discussion co-financed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland as part of the public diplomacy 2020 grant scheme

DAY 2 WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 18th 2020

OPENING OF THE DAY

Katarzyna Pisarska – Program Director, Warsaw Security Forum, Poland

Mircea Geoană – Deputy Secretary General, NATO

Moderator: Kristine Berzina, Senior Fellow, Alliance for Securing Democracy, German Marshall Fund of the United States

Rajmund Andrzejczak – Chief of the General Staff, Polish Armed Forces, Poland

Ambassador Baiba Braže – Assistant Secretary-General for Public Diplomacy, NATO

Gen. (R) Benjamin “Ben” Hodges – Pershing Chair in Strategic Studies, CEPA, Commanding general US Army Europe (2014 – 2017), USA

Tone Skogen – State Secretary, Ministry of Defense, Norway

Moderator: Michał Baranowski – Director, Warsaw Office, German Marshall Fund of the United States

Session co-hosted with Kongsberg

Nicolae Ciucă – Minister of Defense of Romania

Jüri Luik – Minister of Defense of Estonia

João Titterington Gomes Cravinho – Minister of Defense of Portugal

Moderator: Zbigniew Pisarski – President, Casimir Pulaski Foundation, Poland

Stephen E. Biegun – Deputy Secretary of State, Department of State, USA

Moderator: Daniel Twining – President, International Republican Institute, USA

Session co-hosted with the International Republican Institute

Introduction:

Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya – Opposition Leader, Belarus

Panel Discussion:

Rasa Juknevičienė – Member of the European Parliament, Minister of National Defence of Lithuania (2008-2012)

Sławomir Sierakowski – Journalist, Krytyka Polityczna, Poland

Katsiaryna Shmatsina – Associated Analyst, Office of Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, Belarus

Moderator: Roland Freudenstein – Policy Director, Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies, Belgium

Session co-hosted with Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies

Sergei Guriev – Professor of Economics, Science Po Paris, France

Zhanna Nemtsova – Co-Founder, Boris Nemtsov Foundation, Russia

Celeste Wallander – President and CEO, U.S.-Russia Foundation, USA

Moderator:  Dr. Graeme P. Herd – Professor of Transnational Security Studies, Chair of Research and Policy Analysis, George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies, United Kingdom

Session co-hosted with George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies

Michael Carpenter – Managing Director, Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement, USA

Marcy Kaptur (D-OH) – Member of the U.S. House of Representative, Co-Chair of the Poland Caucus, Ukraine Caucus, and Hungary Caucus, USA

David Petraeus – General, Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (2011-2012), Commander of the International Security Assistance Force (2010-2011), USA

Moderator: Ali Aslan, International TV Presenter and Journalist

Paweł Soloch – State Secretary, Head of the National Security Bureau, Chancellery of the President of Poland

Zbigniew Pisarski – President, Casimir Pulaski Foundation, Poland

Michał Baranowski – Director, Warsaw Office, German Marshall Fund of the United States

| SPEAKERS |

2020-11-12T13:18:39+02:00

Kate Guy

Senior Research Fellow, Center for Climate and Security (CCS)

2020-11-05T21:06:27+02:00

Benjamin Hodges

Pershing Chair, CEPA Partner, Berlin Global Advisors; Commanding general US Army Europe (2014 - 2017), USA

| MODERATORS |

2020-11-11T17:02:40+02:00

Graeme P. Herd

Professor of Transnational Security Studies George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies

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| WE SUPPORT |

This event receives financial support from the European Parliament. Sole liability rests with the organisers, the European Parliament is not responsible for the activity

| PARTICIPANTS |

  •  Around 1000 registered online participants from 40 countries took part in the event – among others ministers of foreign affairs and defence, personalities of international and non-governmental organizations, and leading security experts, interacting via a chat and question polls.

  • Among the registered participants was a group of 200 young Transatlantic Leaders who represented over 40 countries and a variety of the programs run by the Casimir Pulaski Foundation and the European Academy of Diplomacy. These programs were: the Academy of Young Diplomats, the New Security Leaders program and the WSF Western Balkans program.

  • The #Road2WSF was be also live-streamed via WSF social media profiles: Facebook, Twitter and YouTube and thus available to the wider public in a passive mode.

  • The #Road2WSF will be also live-streamed via our social media profiles: Facebook, Twitter and YouTube and thus available to the wider public in a passive mode (interactions with the speakers will not be available that way). Please check our channels for more updates.

  • For any participation queries, please contact us at WSF@pulaski.pl.

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| FOLLOW |

FOLLOW US AT @WARSAWFORUM FOR REGULAR UPDATES, QUOTES AND PICTURES

JOIN THE DISCUSSION BY USING THE HASHTAG
#ROAD2WSF

LIKE OUR FACEBOOK PAGE AND VIEW PHOTO GALLERY OF THE PREVIOUS EDITIONS 

SUBSCRIBE TO OUR
YOUTUBE CHANNEL AND
WATCH THE RECORDED SESSIONS