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LMC 2015


Urban Ahlin

Speaker of the Swedish Riksdag

Leila Alieva

Affiliate of Russian and East European Studies at Oxford University School for Global and Area Studies

Leon Aron

Director of Russian Studies, American Enterprise Institute
Dr Anders Åslund portrait

Anders Åslund

Resident Senior Fellow in the Eurasia Center at the Atlantic Council

Hossein Bastani

Political Analyst, BBC World

Fabio Belafatti

Lecturer, Coordinator of Centre of Contemporary Central Asian Studies
Phillip Blond

Phillip Blond

Head of the Respublica Think-Tank
Ian Bond

Ian Bond

Director of Foreign Policy, Centre for European Reform

Daniel Brössler

NATO and EU Correspondent, Süddeutsche Zeitung

Matthew Bryza

Chief Executive Officer, Lamor Turkey

Janusz Bugajski

Senior Fellow, Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA)

Tor Bukkvoll

Researcher, Norwegian Defence Research Establishment (FFI)

Jill Dougherty

Adjunct Professor, Georgetown University

Uffe Ellemann-Jensen

Former Minister for Foreign Affairs of Denmark

Steven Erlanger

Chief Diplomatic Correspondent for Europe at The New York Times

Sandro Gaycken

Senior Researcher, European School of Management and Technology

Masha Gessen

Staff Writer, The New Yorker

Natalia Gevorkyan

Writer and Columnist
Keir Giles

Keir Giles

Associate Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme, Chatham House

Paul Goble

Analyst and Columnist, Window on Eurasia, and former Special Advisor to the U.S. Secretary of State
Nik Gowing

Nik Gowing

Co-author, Thinking the Unthinkable, UK

Charles Grant

Director, Centre for European Reform

Ulrike Guérot

Director of the European Democracy Lab, European School of Governance

Per Haugaard

Head of Unit for International Dimension, European Commission Secretariat-General

Hiski Haukkala

Special Advisor, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland

John A. Heffern

Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs, U.S. Department of State

François Heisbourg

Senior Advisor, International Institute for Strategic Studies

Frederick Hodges

Commanding General, US Army in Europe

Henrik Hololei

European Commission Deputy Secretary General

Jaakko Iloniemi

Former Ambassador of Finland to the United States
Toomas Hendrik Ilves

Toomas Hendrik Ilves

President of Estonia (2006–2016)

Ben Judah

Director of the Transform Europe Initiative and Senior Fellow at the Europe Center of the Atlantic Council

Kaupo Känd

Senior Advisor, OSCE High Commissioner for National Minorities

Tinatin Khidasheli

Head of Civic – IDEA
Riina Kionka

Riina Kionka

Chief Foreign Policy Adviser to European Council President Donald Tusk

John Kornblum

Former U.S. Ambassador to Germany

Yaraslau Kryvoi

Editor-in-Chief, Belarus Digest; Director, Ostrogorski Centre

Dmytro Kuleba

Ambassador-at-Large, Head of Strategic Communications, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine
Hans Kundnani

Hans Kundnani

Head of Europe Programme, Chatham House

Lauri Lepik

Ambassador, Estonian Permanent Representative to NATO

Ando Leppiman

Deputy Secretary General for Energy, Estonian Ministry of Economic Affairs & Communications

Todd Leventhal

Head of Counter-Disinformation Team, U.S. Department of State

Ariel Levite

Non-Resident Senior Associate, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Kadri Liik

Kadri Liik

Senior Policy Fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations
Linas Linkevicius

Linas Linkevičius

Ambassador-at-large, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania

Bobo Lo

Independent International Relations Analyst

Edward Lucas

Non-Resident Senior Fellow and Senior Adviser at CEPA

Jüri Luik

Permanent Representative of Estonia to NATO

Orysia Lutsevych

Head of Ukraine Forum, Chatham House

Matti Maasikas

Ambassador of the European Union to Ukraine

Lauri Mälksoo

Director of the Estonian Foreign Policy Institute

Eric Maurice

Journalist of EUobserver

Michael McFaul

Director at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford University
Marie Mendras

Marie Mendras

Professor at Sciences Po University and Research Fellow with the National Centre for Scientific Research

Marek Menkiszak

Head of Russia Programme, Centre for Eastern Studies.

Sven Mikser

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Estonia

Vladimir Milov

Founding Chairman and Member of the Board, ‘Democratic Choice’ Movement, Russia

Natalie Nougayrède

Journalist, adviser to the School of Civic Education, former member of The Guardian editorial board

Tarek Osman

Political Economist, Egypt

Anna-Maria Osula

Researcher, NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence (CCDCOE)

Urmas Paet

Member of the European Parliament, former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Estonia

Ana Palacio

Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Spain

Quentin Peel

Journalist and Researcher
Peter Pomeranzev

Peter Pomeranzev

Visiting Senior Fellow at the Institute of Global Affairs at the London School of Economics, Author, TV producer

Ilya Ponomarev

Member of Parliament, State Duma – Russian Parliament

Vykintas Pugačiauskas

Foreign News Editor, Lithuanian Radio & Television (LRT)

Ahmed Rashid

Journalist, Writer
Alan Riley

Alan Riley

Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council
Edgars Rinkevics

Edgars Rinkēvičs

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Latvia

Taavi Rõivas

Prime Minister of Estonia

Jean-Jacques Sahel

Vice President of ICANN for Europe

György Schöpflin

Member of European Parliament

Anton Shekhovtsov

Director, Centre for Democratic Integrity

James Sherr

Senior Fellow, Estonian Foreign Policy Institute at the ICDS

Radosław Sikorski

Senior Fellow, Harvard University; Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Poland

Stefano Silvestri

Former President of the Italian Institute of International Affairs (IAI)

Arseny Sivitsky

Director, Center for Strategic and Foreign Policy Studies

Igor Smeshko

Former Chairman of the Ukrainian Security Service (SBU) and Joint Intelligence Committee under the President of Ukraine

Julianne Smith

Director of Strategy and Statecraft, Center for a New American Security (CNAS)

Andrei Soldatov


Artemy Troitsky

Russian journalist

İlter Turan

Emeritus Professor at Istanbul Bilgi University, past President of the International Political Science Association

Carolina Vendil Pallin

Deputy Research Director of the Swedish Defence Research Agency

Alexander Vershbow

Distinguished Fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Scowcroft Center on Strategy and Security

Yuriy Vitrenko

Managing Director, International Business, Naftogaz, Ukraine

Celeste Wallander

Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs in the Office of the Secretary of Defense for Policy

Damon Wilson

President and CEO, National Endowment for Democracy