War and Peace in the 21st Century “A New Era of Geopolitics in Europe: How Can the EU Secure a New Peace in Ukraine?”

CIDOB’s annual War and Peace conference will analyse the security architecture in Europe after Russia’s aggression in Ukraine and the extent to which the EU and other actors can help securing a new peace in the continent

ACTIVITAT REALITZADA
12 març 2022 - 09:30h
LOCALITZACIÓ: Palau de Pedralbes, Diagonal 686, Barcelona
ORGANITZAT PER: CIDOB in collaboration with EsadeGeo, with the support of “la Caixa” Foundation and the institutional board members

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Objectiu

Russia’s aggression against Ukraine has posed an unprecedented threat to the contemporary European and international security order. It has caused unjustifiable bloodshed, undermined Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, and revived the prospects of major conflict in Europe. The European Union and the West have responded with exceptional measures, including a strong package of economic and targeted sanctions to the Kremlin, the provision of military equipment to Ukraine, and the use of common European resources to strengthen the defence capacities of the country.  

Current transformations of the global order also demand a stronger role of the European Union if it still wants to play its part. The renewed centrality of security and defence in Europe has reinvigorated the role of NATO, while concepts such as European strategic autonomy must evolve to add value to multiple areas of the EU’s external action, from geoeconomics and trade to digital and technological transformations, global health, climate policies, cybersecurity, or artificial intelligence. In line with the challenges posed by a more geopolitical environment, the EU must acquire the capabilities, align its strategic priorities, and enhance the political will to act as a global player and speak on an equal basis to other global powers. 

CIDOB’s annual War and Peace conference “A New Era of Geopolitics in Europe: How can the EU secure a new peace in Ukraine?” will unfold in two main directions. First, it will analyse the security architecture in Europe after Russia’s aggression in Ukraine and the extent to which the EU and other actors can help securing a new peace in the continent, while keeping alive the ambition of European strategic autonomy. Second, it will assess the comeback of a more geopolitical environment and discuss whether the EU is sufficiently equipped to act as an effective and constructive global player.    

Related publications: 

War and Peace in the 21st Century. A New Era of Geopolitics in Europe: How Can the EU Secure a New Peace in Ukraine?

 

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Participants

SPEAKERS

Laia Bonet

Laia Bonet

Third Deputy Mayor, Barcelona City Council

Anna Bosch

Anna Bosch

Foreign Affairs Correspondent, TVE

Judy Dempsey

Judy Dempsey

Senior Fellow, Carnegie Europe; Editor in Chief, Strategic Europe

François Heisbourg

François Heisbourg

Special Adviser, Fondation pour la Recherche Stratégique (FRS)

G. John Ikenberry

G. John Ikenberry

Albert G. Milbank Professor of Politics and International Affairs, Princeton University

Andrey Makarychev

Andrey Makarychev

Professor of Government and Politics, University of Tartu, Estonia; Associate Senior Researcher, CIDOB

Pol Morillas

Pol Morillas

Director, CIDOB

André Sapir

André Sapir

Senior Fellow, Bruegel

Antoni Segura

Antoni Segura

Chairman of the Board, CIDOB

Jeremy Shapiro

Jeremy Shapiro

Research Director, European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR)

Javier Solana

Javier Solana

Honorary Chairman of the Board, CIDOB; President, EsadeGeo

Heli Tiirmaa-Klaar

Heli Tiirmaa-Klaar

Director of Digital Society Institute,European School of Management and Technology, Berlin; former Ambassador-at Large for Cyber Diplomacy, Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Leslie Vinjamuri

Leslie Vinjamuri

Director, US and the Americas programme, Chatham House

Lanxin Xiang

Lanxin Xiang

Director, Institute of Security Policy, Shanghai; Visiting scholar, Elliott School, Washington DC

War and Peace in the 21st Century “A New Era of Geopolitics in Europe: How Can the EU Secure a New Peace in Ukraine?” ACTIVITAT REALITZADA

09:30h Opening

Laia Bonet, Third Deputy Mayor, Barcelona City Council
Antoni Segura, Chairman of the Board, CIDOB

09:45h Introduction

Javier Solana, Honorary Chairman of the Board, CIDOB; President, EsadeGeo

10:00h Securing a new peace in Ukraine and the prospects for European strategic autonomy

A discussion between:

François Heisbourg, Special Adviser, Fondation pour la Recherche Stratégique (FRS)

André Sapir, Senior Fellow, Bruegel

Jeremy Shapiro, Research Director, European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR)

Heli Tiirmaa-Klaar, Director of Digital Society Institute,European School of Management and Technology, Berlin; former Ambassador-at Large for Cyber Diplomacy, Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Chaired and moderated by:

Anna Bosch, Foreign Affairs Correspondent, TVE 

Followed by a debate between the speakers

11:15h Coffee break

11:45h The comeback of geopolitics in Europe: what role for the EU?

A discussion between:

G. John Ikenberry, Albert G. Milbank Professor of Politics and International Affairs, Princeton University

Andrey Makarychev, Professor of Government and Politics, University of Tartu, Estonia; Associate Senior Researcher, CIDOB

Leslie Vinjamuri,Director, US and the Americas programme, Chatham House

Lanxin Xiang, Director, Institute of Security Policy, Shanghai; Visiting scholar, Elliott School, Washington DC

Chaired and moderated by:

Judy Dempsey, Senior Fellow, Carnegie Europe; Editor in Chief, Strategic Europe

Followed by a debate between the speakers

13:00h Debate with the audience

13:30h Closing Remarks

Pol Morillas, Director, CIDOB