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ESPAS Annual Conference 2017

ESPAS Annual Conference 2017
22 November 2017 to 23 November 2017

Global Trends to 2030:
The Making of a New Geopolitical Order?

22-23 November 2017

This landmark conference brought together a select community of global foresight practitioners and strategists to explore the latest and most pressing trends shaping geopolitics in the coming decade.

Together, we attempted to shed light on pressing issues such as the future of multilateralism, new challenges to Europe’s security outlook, and how governments and international institutions can thrive in an increasingly uncertain and volatile world.

The rolling programme of the conference covered two-days. The first day was hosted by the European Political Strategy Centre, the European Commission's in-house think tank, at its headquarters, the Berlaymont. The second day took place in the library of the European Parliament and was hosted by the European Parliamentary Research Service, the Parliament’s own think tank.

On ESPAS

The European Strategy and Policy Analysis System (ESPAS) is an inter-institutional collaboration among the officials of the European Commission, the European Parliament, the Council of the EU, and the European External Action Service, with the support of the Committee of the Regions and of the European Economic and Social Committee, which monitors global trends and offers strategic foresight to the EU's decision-makers.

The Annual Conference is part of a three-year cycle which draws on the insights of the ESPAS report Global Trends to 2030: Can the EU Meet the Challenges Ahead?

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The views expressed in these videos represent only the views of the participants. These videos do not bind, nor may be attributed to, any of the European Union institutions and bodies participating in ESPAS, namely the European Commission, the European Parliament (EP), the General Secretariat of the Council of the EU (GSC) and the European External Action Service (EEAS), as well as the Committee of the Regions and the European Economic and Social Committee.

Speakers:

Aaron
Maniam

World Economic Forum Young Global Leader
Alexander
Stubb

Vice-President, European Investment Bank
Angela
Wilkinson

Senior Director of Scenarios and Business Insights, World Energy Council; Author of 'Strategic Reframing'
Ann
Mettler

Head, European Political Strategy Centre
Benoni
Belli

Director of Policy Planning, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Brazil
Carl
Bildt

Chair, Global Commission on Internet Governance, former Swedish Prime-Minister
Catarina
Tully

Director, FromOverHere and Founder of the School of International Futures
Christian
Leffler

Deputy Secretary-General, European External Action Service
Christian
Strohal

Special Representative for the Austrian 2017 OSCE Chairmanship
Daniel
Gros

Director, Centre for European Policy Studies
Dmitri
Trenin

Director, Moscow Carnegie Centre, Russia
Duncan
Cass-Beggs

Counsellor for Strategic Foresight, OECD
Eva
Kaili

Member of the European Parliament
Florence
Gaub

Deputy Director, European Union Institute for Security Studies
Guntram
Wolff

Director, Bruegel
Hadeel
Ibrahim

Founding Executive Director, Mo Ibrahim Foundation
Heather
Grabbe

Director, Open Society European Policy Institute, Open Society Foundations
James
Elles

Honorary President of ESPAS, MEP 1984-2014
Jason
Blackstock

Head of Department, Department of Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy, University College London
Jeanette
Kwek

Deputy Head, Centre for Strategic Futures & Assistant Director (Strategic Planning & Futures), Strategy Group
Jim
Cloos

Deputy Director-General, Council of the European Union
Jiří
Buriánek

Secretary-General, European Committee of the Regions
Johannes
Hahn

Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy & Enlargement Negotiations, European Commission
Jon
Finer

Chief of Staff and Director of Policy Planning, US Department of State (2015-2017)
Justin
Vaïsse

Director of Policy Planning, French Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Katarzyna
Zysk

Professor & Director of Research, Norwegian Institute for Defence Studies, Norwegian Defence University College
Klaus
Welle

Secretary-General, European Parliament
Kristin
Shi-Kupfer

Director of Politics, Society and Media Research Area, Mercator Institute for China Studies (MERICS)
Lotte
Leicht

EU Director, Human Rights Watch
Luca
Jahier

President Group III, European Economic and Social Committee
Luis
Planas

Secretary-General, European Economic and Social Committee
Marietje
Schaake

Member of the European Parliament
Mary
Kaldor

Professor of Global Governance; Director, Civil Society and Human Security Research Unit, London School of Economics
Parag
Khanna

Senior Fellow, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, Singapore
Paweł
Świeboda

Deputy Head, European Political Strategy Centre
Puruesh
Chaudhary

Founder, Foresight Lab, Pakistan
Ramón Luis
Valcárcel Siso

Vice-President of the European Parliament
Rob
Wainwright

Director, Europol
Rob
Leslie

Founder & CEO, Sedicii Innovations; co-founder, Kyckr
Sabrina
Schulz

Head, Berlin office, E3G - Third Generation Environmentalism
Shada
Islam

Director of Europe and Geopolitics, Friends of Europe
Shulong
Chu

Professor of Political Science and International Relations, School of Public Policy and Management, China
Simon
Serfaty

Brzezinski Chair (emeritus) in Global Security and Geostrategy, Center for Strategic and International Studies
Stefanie
Babst

Head, Strategic Analysis Capability for the NATO Secretary General and Chairman of the NATO Military Committee
Sylvia
Hartleif

Team Leader, Foreign Policy Team, European Political Strategy Centre
Tarek
Osman

Author and political counsellor for the Arab World, European Bank for Reconstruction & Development
Tomáš
Valášek

Director, Carnegie Europe
Ulrich
Schulte-Strathaus

Aviation Industry Expert
Wolfgang
Ischinger

Chairman, Munich Security Conference
Wolfgang
Wosolsobe

General (ret.), former Director General of the EU Military Staff