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PROGRAMME AND EXPECTED SPEAKERS

PROGRAMME

Wednesday, May 29

Registration and Icebreaker  16:00 - 21:00

Thursday, May 30

Registration 08:30 - 08:50

Panel 1:

Czech Republic in NATO and the EU: Reflections and Perspectives

  • Presentations focused on a retrospective of 25 years of the Czech Republic's membership in NATO and 20 years in the EU

  • Evaluation of achievements and future challenges for the Czech Republic within the framework of both alliances

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Networking / Coffee Break 10:25 - 10:50

Panel 2:

Global Security Issues and New Challenges for Armed Forces

  • Presentations focusing on current and future tasks for the armed forces (Czech Armed Forces and Allies) ​

  • Analysis of strategic directions and requirements of modern armed forces​

Lunch 12:00 - 13:00

Networking / Coffee Break 15:25 - 15:45

Closing Remarks

Social Event (voluntary) 16:00 – 20:00

The Cairn of Peace Memorial / Austerlitz and social evening

Friday, May 31

Registration 08:30 - 08:50

Panel 3:

Global Technological Trends and Significance of  Military Acquisitions 

  • Presentations on current and planned military acquisitions (Czech Armed Forces, Allies) ​

  • Analysis of the importance of modernizing military technologies for effective defence​

 

Networking / Coffee Break 10:55 - 11:45

Closing Remarks

Lunch 12:30 - 13:00

You can expect top expert speakers and quality discussions at the upcoming Defence and Strategy Conference. Experts who already confirmed their contributions are listed below.

  • Brigadier General Miroslav Feix, Director, MoD Capabilities Planning Division

  • Piotr Nieć, Rear Admiral, Polish Navy, Visiting Faculty Member, Director, Senior Executive Seminar, College of International and Security Studies (PL)

  • Wojciech Gizicki, Vice-Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences, The John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin (PL)

  • Zoltán Szantó, vice-rector at Corvinus University Budapest; Dean/Vice-Rector for Research, Corvinus Institut of Advance Studies/Corvinus University, Budapest (HU)

  • András Tóth, Associate Professor, Head of Department, Signal Department, Ludovika University of Public Service (HU)

  • David Shakarishvili, Strategic Advisor at Kabal Research Company, Klapeida University (LT)

  • Michal Piechowicz, Adjunct at the Dpt. of European Studies at the Faculty of Political Science and Security Studies, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Torun (PL)

  • Miroslav Mareš, Researcher, Faculty of Social Studies, Masaryk University Brno (CZ)

  • Ondřej Olšanský, Researcher, CEVRO Institute (CZ)

  • Josef Procházka, Director, Centre for Security and Military Strategic Studies, University of Defence, Brno (CZ)

  • Zdeněk Petráš, Researcher, Academician, Centre for Security and Military Strategic Studies, University of Defence, Brno (CZ)

  • Libor Frank, Researcher, Academician, Centre for Security and Military Strategic Studies, University of Defence, Brno (CZ)

  • Josef Melichar, Researcher, Academician, Centre for Security and Military Strategic Studies, University of Defence, Brno (CZ)

  • Yvona Novotná, Researcher, Academician, Centre for Security and Military Strategic Studies, University of Defence, Brno (CZ)

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