17 May 2016: "Russia and West: Towards a Common Euro-Atlantic Security?”

17 May 2016, at 17.00, the Latvian Institute of International Affairs (LIIA) with the support of Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, Nuclear Threat Initiative, German Marshall Fund’s Black Sea Trust for Regional Cooperation and European Leadership Network will organise a public event on potential developments in Russian-Western relations “Russia and West: towards a common Euro-Atlantic Security?”

Riga Dialogue is an annual closed high-level expert roundtable that gathers top-ranking experts and policy-makers from the EU, US, Russia and other countries. The central themes of this year's event will be: the prospective developments of NATO amidst the current challenges and crises; Europe’s response to global security threats; the future of the West-Russia relationship; and the responses to the challenges posed by the escalation of propaganda. The closed event is traditionally followed by an open discussion, in order to give an opportunity for wider public to discuss security matters with re-known experts. This year’s open discussion will explore the future of Russian-Western relations, as well as a potential for a development of a common approach to common Euro-Atlantic Security.

The key note speeches will be delivered by: Ian Kearns (Co-Founder and Director of the European Leadership Network), Sergey Markedonov (Associate Professor at Russian State University for the Humanities), Marcin Zaborowski (Executive Vice President of the Center for European Policy Analysis), Margarita Seselgyte (Associate professor, Studies Director, Institute of International Relations and Political Science, Vilnius University) and Karsten Voigt (Former Coordinator of German-North American Cooperation at the Foreign Office of Germany). The discussion and Q&A session will be moderated by Andris Spruds (Director of the Latvian Institute of International Affairs).

Venue and time: 17 May 2016, 17.00-18.30, JSC Development Finance Institution “Altum” (Doma Square 4, Riga).

Registration open until 16 May: http://ej.uz/RigaDialogue2016

The working language of the event is English.

Published 10 May 2016