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01-03 June

The Next Hundred Years

The 12th Lennart Meri Conference focused on our future through the prism of the past. What matters is that we learn from the past. And that we apply these lessons both to cope with an ever changing present and to shape the best future. When facts, the rule of law and rational politics replace emotion, outcomes can be built upon consensus, rather than the desires of those with the loudest voices.

Summary

Summary

The Lennart Meri Conference offers annually 20 sessions altogether: 8 plenary sessions and 12 breakout sessions, which are conducted under the Chatham House Rule. An optional day-trip to Tartu was organised for participants in connection with Estonia’s 100th birthday and the first session was held at Tartu University on the 31st of May. This gave the opportunity to ca 50 high-level participants to get acquainted with Estonia’s cradle of history, culture and education and to have fruitful discussions with each-other.

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Speakers

Kersti Kaljulaid

President of Estonia
Alexander Van der Bellen

Alexander Van der Bellen

President of Austria
Jüri Ratas

Jüri Ratas

Prime Minister of Estonia

Uffe Ellemann-Jensen

Former Minister for Foreign Affairs of Denmark
Susan Glasser

Susan Glasser

Staff Writer of The New Yorker and Author of a weekly column, ‘Letter From Washington’
Vladimir Kara-Murza

Vladimir Kara-Murza

Vice Chairman, Open Russia Movement, Russia
Mariam Wardak

Mariam Wardak

Advisor, Office of the National Security Council, Afghanistan
David Pendall

David Pendall

Deputy Chief of Staff, US Army Europe
Conference Agenda

Agenda and recordings

To view video recordings of the discussions click on public panels not restricted by the Chatham House Rule.

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