Watch UpNorth/The Northern European’s Live Streams of the Joint Baltic American National Committee 2017 Conference:New Realities: The Baltic Region in a Changing World here.
Welcome by JBANC President, and Opening Greetings by Baltic Ambassadors
to the United States
9:20 – 9:45 Opening Keynote Remarks –
Amb. Kurt Volker, Executive Director, McCain Institute
9:45 – 11:00 PANEL 1 — U.S.-BALTIC RELATIONS – IMPLICATIONS FOR SECURITY
Panelists: Paul Goble , Stephen Flanagan (RAND), Māris Riekstiņš, Amb., former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Latvia).
11:15 – 12:30 PANEL 2 — INFO and CYBERWAR – UPDATE 2017
Panelists: Marcus Kolga (Publisher UpNorth.eu, Principal Liefa Communications, Senior Fellow MacDonald-Laurier Institute Foreign
Policy Centre), Jessikka Aro (Finnish journalist), Marius Laurinavicius
(Security Research Fellow, Hudson Institute,), Liz Wahl (journalist).
12:30 – 2:00 Luncheon Keynote Address –
Amb. Daniel Fried, former Senior Career Diplomat
2:00 – 3:15 PANEL 3 — BALTIC SEA REGION AND NORDIC COOPERATION
Panelists: Magnus Nordenman (Deputy Director of Brent Scowcroft Center at Atlantic Council), Patrik Maldre (FireEye iSIGHT Intelligence), Vaidotas Urbelis (Defense Adviser, Embassy of Lithuania).
3:30 – 5:00 PANEL 4 — ECONOMIC UNIFIERS
Panelists: Väino Reinart (Undersecretary for Economic and Development Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Estonia), Vjatseslav Konovalov (City of Narva Vice Mayor), Tarmo Tammiste, Mayor of Narva), Mary Kane (Sister Cities International).