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JBANC's Twelfth Baltic Conference - May 19-20, 2017
12th JBANC Baltic Conference Preliminary DRAFT Agenda
Conference Program (will be downloadable shortly):
Friday, May 19, 2017
10:00 - 1:00 PM --- Informational meetings in Congress
1:00 - 3:00 PM --- Congressional Briefing
(Location: 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building)
6:00 - 8:00 PM --- Evening Reception
(Location: Capitol Hill Club, rsvp required)
Saturday, May 20, 2017
Washington Court Hotel, 525 New Jersey Avenue NW, Washington DC 20001
8:00 - 9:00 Registration and coffee
9:00 - 9:15 Welcome by JBANC President, and Opening Greetings by Baltic Ambassadors
to the United States
9:20 - 9:45 Opening Keynote Remarks -
Amb. Kurt Volker, Executive Director, McCain Institute
9:45 - 11:00 PANEL 1 --- U.S.-BALTIC RELATIONS – IMPLICATIONS FOR SECURITY
Panelists: Paul Goble (confirmed), Stephen Flanagan (RAND, confirmed), Māris Riekstiņš,
Amb., former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Latvia, confirmed).
11:15 - 12:30 PANEL 2 --- INFO and CYBERWAR – UPDATE 2017
Panelists: Marcus Kolga (activist, filmmaker, Senior Fellow MacDonald-Laurier Institute Foreign
Policy Centre, confirmed), Jessikka Aro (Finnish journalist, confirmed), Marius Laurinavicius
(Security Research Fellow, Hudson Institute, confirmed), Liz Wahl (journalist, confirmed).
12:30 - 2:00 Luncheon Keynote Address -
Amb. Daniel Fried, former Senior Career Diplomat
2:00 - 3:15 PANEL 3 --- BALTIC SEA REGION AND NORDIC COOPERATION
Panelists: Magnus Nordenman (Deputy Director of Brent Scowcroft Center at Atlantic Council,
confirmed), Patrik Maldre (FireEye iSIGHT Intelligence, confirmed), Vaidotas Urbelis (Defense Adviser,
Embassy of Lithuania, confirmed).
3:30 - 5:00 PANEL 4 --- ECONOMIC UNIFIERS
Panelists: Väino Reinart (Undersecretary for Economic and Development Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Estonia, confirmed), Vjatseslav Konovalov (City of Narva Vice Mayor, confirmed), Tarmo Tammiste, Mayor of Narva, confirmed), Mary Kane (Sister Cities International, confirmed).
5:30 - 7:00 --- Reception at Hotel
New Realities: The Baltic Region in a Changing World
EARLY REGISTRATION FEE (before May 1, 2017): $200
LATE REGISTRATION FEE (after May 1, 2017): $225
STUDENT RATE: $100