Draft Programme at NATO HQ

26 November 2021, 09:00 to 14:00 (CET)

Marking YATA’s 25th Anniversary

Opening Session

09:00 – 09:10 – Opening remarks by Juxhina Gjoni, YATA President

09:10 – 09:25 – Keynote address by Amb. Mircea Geoana, NATO Deputy Secretary General

09:25 – 09:40 – Keynote address by Amb. Baiba Braze, NATO Assistant Secretary General for Public Diplomacy

09:40 – 09:50 – Keynote address by Fabrizio W. Luciolli, President of the Italian Atlantic Committee

09:50 – 10:20 – Q&A Session moderated by YATA President

10:20 – 10:30 Technical break

I Session – NATO 2030: Future-proofing the Alliance

10:30 – 10:45 – NATO’s Current Agenda – by Nicola de Santis, Head of the Engagements Section, NATO Public Diplomacy Division

10:45 – 11:15 – Q&A Session moderated by Juxhina Gjoni, YATA President

11:15 – 11:30 Coffee Break

II Session – The Think-Tank Perspective on NATO’s Agenda

11:30 – 11:45 – Ukraine-Georgia by Bruno Lété, Senior Fellow, Security and Defense, German Marshal Fund of the United States

11:45 – 12:00 – EU-NATO relations– by Benjamin Haddad, senior director of the Europe Center at the Atlantic Council (online intervention)

12:00 – 12:15 – Q&A Session moderated by Chiara Pasini, YATA Executive Vice President

12:15 – 12:30 Coffee Break

III Session – NATO’s Emerging Security Challenges

12:30 – 12:45 – Counter Terrorism – Gabriele Cascone, Head of Counter Terrorism Section, NATO Emerging Security Challenges Division

12:45 – 13:00 – Q&A Session moderated by Felix Debrenti, VP for Public Diplomacy at YATA 13:00 – 13:05 – Technical break

13:05 – 13:20 – The cyber threat landscape and NATO’s approach to tackle it – by Chelsey Slack (Deputy Head of the Cyber Defense Section) and Daniel Black (Senior Cyber Threat Analyst), NATO Emerging Security Challenges Division.

13:20 – 13:40 – Q&A Session moderated by Manuel Santos, YATA Secretary General

Closing Remarks

13:40 – 13:50 – Closing Remarks by Jim Townsend, President of Atlantic Treaty Association (online intervention)