2016 New Security for a New Europe

As part of the 31st Annual Norris and Margery Bendetson EPIIC International Symposium, the IGL held a professional workshop that examined the changing European security environment, addressing such issues as:

• the changing nature of security threats at Europe’s door and within its borders, as evidenced by a recent RAND exercise finding that NATO is incapable of pre-empting a Russian occupation of the Baltic States
• the challenges posed by Russia’s moves in the Crimean Peninsula and in Ukraine and the frozen conflicts of the Caucasus as well as avenues to rebuild cooperation, such as restarting the NATO-Russia Council and nuclear weapons reduction and transparency
• the challenges and impact of NATO and European peacekeeping and intervention, from the Balkans to North Africa
• the security nexus of the migration and refugee crisis, and efforts to preserve the humanitarian sphere
• sovereignty, borders and the role of FRONTEX
• necessary security measures to counter threats stemming from asymmetrical attacks, such as terrorism and hybrid warfare, and to contend with cross border threats such as pandemics and climate change
• the unequal understanding of how organized crime uses corruption among EU states
• building better political consultation and cooperation among the EU, NATO and OSCE
• exploring the impact of NATO’s enlargement policy and its Article V commitment


Introductory Remarks: Emergent Challenges and Opportunities


Session I: Peacekeeping Operations: Lessons Learned
Moderated by Joachim Koops

Session II: European Security: Institutions, Process and Perceptions
Moderated by William Hill

Session III: Nuclear Concerns
Moderated by BG (ret.) Kevin Ryan

Session III: Russia-Europe Dynamics
Moderated by William Hill and Nadia Arbatova


Graham Allison, Director of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and Douglas Dillon Professor of Government at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government

Nadia Arbatova, currently Head of the European Political Studies Department at the Institute for World Economy and International Relations (IMEMO), Russian Academy of Sciences

Antonia Chayes, Professor of Practice of International Politics and Law at The Fletcher School, Tufts University

Ariane Chebel d’Appollonia, Professor at the School of Public Affairs and Administration (SPAA) at Rutgers – State University of New Jersey, where her research focuses on the politics of immigration and anti-discrimination, security issues, racism and xenophobia, extreme-right wing movements, immigrant integration, urban racism, and European policies Ethan Corbin, Director of the Defence and Security Committee, NATO Parliamentary Assembly

Mai’a K. Davis Cross, Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Affairs at Northeastern University

William Hill, on the faculty of the National War College; retired foreign service officer, Dr. Hill is an expert on Russia and the former Soviet Union, east-west relations, and European multilateral diplomacy

Steedman Hinckley, Senior Analyst with the U.S. Central intelligence Agency Jolyon Howorth, Jean Monnet Professor of European Politics ad personam and Emeritus Professor of European Studies at the University of Bath (UK)

Lt. General Arlen “Dirk” Jameson, served as Deputy Commander in Chief and Chief of Staff of U.S. Strategic Command before retiring from the U.S. Air Force in 1996 after more than three decades of active service

Lucas Kello (EPIIC’96), Senior Lecturer in International Relations at the University of Oxford. He serves as Director of the Cyber Studies Programme, a major research and teaching initiative on all aspects of the modern information society.

Joachim A. Koops, Research Professor for European Foreign and Security Policy at the Institute for European Studies. He is also the Dean of Vesalius College, Vrije Universiteit Brussel and Course Director of the Executive Course in Global Risk Analysis and Crisis Management.

Vlad Lavrov, staff reporter for Kyiv Post and regional editor for OCCRP

Steven E. Miller, Director of the International Security Program, Editor-in-Chief of the quarterly journal, International Security and also co-editor of the International Security Program’s book series, Belfer Center Studies in International Security, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University

Gregg Nakano, Naval Academy graduate and served as a Marine officer during the first Gulf War and Los Angeles riots. As a civil-military coordinator for USAID’s Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance, Nakano helped provide humanitarian assistance in emergencies around the world.

Sally A. Painter, Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer at Blue Star Strategies, LLC

Michael Peznola, Colonel, USMC (Ret) currently serves as the Executive Director to the Institute for Global Leadership at Tufts University

Srdja Popovic, one of the founders and key organizers of the Serbian nonviolent resistance group Otpor! In 2003, Popovic and other ex-Otpor! activists started the nonprofit educational institution the Centre for Applied Nonviolent Action and Strategies (CANVAS).

Elizabeth H. Prodromou, Visiting Associate Professor of Conflict Resolution at The Fletcher School for Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, where she teaches in the Program in International Negotiation and Conflict Resolution

General the Lord David Julian Richards, of Herstmonceux GCB, CBE, DSO, DL, is a retired senior British Army officer who was formerly the Chief of the Defence Staff, the professional head of the British Armed Forces and military strategic adviser to the British government as well as a member of the National Security Council.

Brigadier General Kevin Ryan (U.S. Army retired), Director, Defense and Intelligence Projects at Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs.

Carol R. Saivetz, research associate at Harvard’s Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies and a research affiliate at the Security Studies Program at MIT, where she is running a seminar series on Central Asia and Afghanistan

Kaija Schilde, Assistant Professor of International Relations at Boston University

Richard H. Shultz, Professor of International Politics and Director of the International Security Studies Program at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University

Julia Stewart-David, visiting EU Fellow at The Fletcher School, Tufts University. She is on secondment from the European Commission in Brussels, where she manages a policy team in the Directorate-General for Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (ECHO)

Donald Thieme, LtCol, USMC (Ret), Professor at the Naval War College and former Marine Attache to the U.S. Embassy in London.

LTC Geoffrey Wright, Military Fellow at Tufts University’s Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy Fletcher

Fletcher School Student Particpants:
Victoria Barber, Andrew Koch, Kaitlyn Neuberger, MALD Candidates at The Fletcher School at Tufts University and their joint capstone project is focused on Russian Hybrid Warfare