Lennart Meri Conference 2018
The Next Hundred Years
01-03 June 2018, Tallinn, Radisson Blu Sky Hotel
Draft agenda – subject to change!
Friday, June 01
17:00-18:30 Opening session
Who Owns History?
18:45 Transfer to the Dinner
19.00 Dinner, hosted by the President of Estonia Kersti Kaljulaid
(by invitation only)
21:30 Transfer to the hotel & conference venue
22:00 Night owl session
Russia and the West
Saturday, June 02
08:00-09:00 Breakfast sessions
09:15-10:45 Panel discussion
Geography and Threat: Should NATO Mind the East/South Gap?
11:15-12:45 Panel discussion
Brave New World: Utopia or Dystopia?
14:00-16:00 Optional events – visits and excursions (please check the conference website in late March for the full list of options)
16:00-17:30 Panel discussion
How Great is Europe?
17:30-18:15 Key Note: Lennart Meri Lecture
18:45-20:15 Panel discussion
Eighteen Months of Trump Foreign Policy: Right Direction or Wrong Track?
20:15 Networking dinner in the conference hotel
22:00 Night owl sessions
Sunday, June 03
09:00-10:00 Breakfast sessions
10:15-11:45 Panel discussion
China’s Game in Europe: What Rules, What Stakes?
12:15-13:45 Panel discussion
The UN: Fit for the Purpose?
13:45-14:00 Final words
14:00 Farewell lunch
Sea-Blind and Air-Blind?: Does Baltic Defence need Re-calibration
Somewhere in the Arctic: Security Challenges in the High North
Ukraine: Proxy War of the New Cold War?
Democracy and Digital Doings: Fighting Cyber-Manipulation
When All News is “Fake”: Strategies for a Confused Age
Afghanistan: Will This Time Be Different?
European Defence: Where’s the Beef?
North Stream 2: Piping Hot Politics?
The Western Balkans and the EU: Compromising Values for Security?
Eastern Partnership: Strategic Vision or Wishful Thinking?
Challenges from the South: Firefighting vs Strategy
Putin’s Grand Finale: What Will Putin's Last Term Bring to Russia?