EVENTS

Date: 9 December 2019

Bucharest Nine Joint Assessment for Common Understanding: Initiation Event

The Bucharest Nine Joint Assessment for Common Understanding,
or B9 JACU, is a daring, unprecedented project bringing together research institutions and think tanks from each of the B9 countries, together with the support from Embassies of each of the B9 countries in Warsaw, as well as the National Security Bureau (BBN) of the Republic of Poland and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MSZ) of the Republic of Poland.

15:00 – 18:00, Monday 16.12.2019
Centrum Prasowe Foksal
Foksal 3/5, 00-370 Warsaw, Poland

The Bucharest Nine Joint Assessment for Common Understanding, or B9 JACU, is a daring, unprecedented project bringing together research institutions and think tanks from each of the B9 countries, together with the support from Embassies of each of the B9 countries in Warsaw, as well as the National Security Bureau (BBN) of the Republic of Poland and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MSZ) of the Republic of Poland.

As such, The Warsaw Institute Review and Warsaw Institute invite you to join the B9 JACU Initiation Event, an incredible endeavour to develop a better understanding of each country’s unique perspective, as well as combined analyses of challenges all of the B9 members face together, of both complex and hybrid threats, as well as those more conventional, and what we are doing about it.

Keynote Speakers 

H.E. Mr. Dariusz Gwizdała, Deputy Head
National Security Bureau of the Republic of Poland

Ms. Anna Tyszkiewicz, Deputy Director of the Security Policy Department
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland

H.E. Mr. Ovidiu Dranga, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Romania
Embassy of Romania in Warsaw

H.E. Mr. Eduardas Borisovas, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Lithuania
Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania in Warsaw

 

Panel Discussion with institutions from each of the B9 countries

Dr. Sandis Šrāders, Faculty Member
Baltic Defence College (Estonia)

Mr. Olevs Nikers, President
Baltic Security Foundation (Latvia)

Dr. Nortautas Statkus, Director
Military Academy of Lithuania

Mr. Martin Svárovský, Head of the Security Strategies Programme
European Values Center for Security Policy (Czech Republic)

Mr. Peter Köles, Antipropaganda.sk Editor-in-Chief
Slovak Security Policy Institute

Mr. Csaba Faragó, Head of Foreign Affairs
Századvég Foundation

Brig. Gen. (r) Mircea Mindrescu, Associate Expert
New Strategy Centre (Romania)

Dr. Rumena Filipova, Research Fellow
Center for the Study of Democracy (Bulgaria)

Center for European Policy Analysis (USA)
Mr. Ray Wojcik, CEPA Warsaw Director

Moderation:
Dr. Tomasz Pawłuszko, Lecturer
Military University of Land Forces, Wrocław (Poland)

Note: Geographically arranged approximately from north to south

 

Opening and Closing Remarks

The Warsaw Institute Review (Poland)
Mr. Alexander Wielgos, Advisor and B9 JACU Coordinator

 

As this year’s apex event of WIR and WI, the summit of a much-needed network of think tanks and research institutes, coordinated by WIR, will include the participation of each of the Embassies of B9 countries in Warsaw, as well as other members from BBN RP and MSZ RP.

Moreover, it is essential that you take the opportunity to contribute your insights, your thoughts, and during the Q&A to ask the most burning questions, and make your astute comments heard during the event’s panel discussion, and to play your role in this incredible and entirely unprecedented project. Twitter will be bustling!

The Bucharest Nine: Joint Assessment for Common Understanding, or B9 JACU, is convening at the Centrum Prasowe Foksal in Warsaw, on the afternoon (15:00) of Monday, 16 December 2019.

And so, the team at the WIR and WI look forward to seeing you there!

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