2:30-3:00 Registration and networking
3:00 - 3:05 Opening remarks
3:05 - 4:15 Panel 1 - “Baltic and Nordic Concerns and Cooperation in the New Security Environment”
4:15 - 5:30 Panel 2 - “Sustaining Baltic economic growth in the context of sanction and counter-sanction battle”
5:30 – 6:30 Closing remarks and reception
The first panel “Baltic and Nordic Concerns and Cooperation in the New Security Environment” will focus on:
- What are the current realities, threats, and security concerns in the region?
- Is the current cooperation in the Baltic-Nordic region and the United States sufficient? How to sustain and strengthen regional partnerships and the U.S. engagement in the region?
The second panel “Sustaining Baltic economic growth in the context of sanction and counter-sanction battle” will focus on:
- What yields have the economic sanction against Russia given so far? Have they been sufficient and what more can be done to curtail Russia’s aggression and human rights abuses in the region?
- What has been the impact of Russia’s countersanctions on the Baltics and the Nordic region? How can these effects be mitigated? What opportunities are there for increased economic partnership, trade and investments between the Baltic and Nordic region and the U.S.?
Speakers: Speakers: Peter Blumbergs (President, American Latvian Association), Jānis Mažeiks (Ambassador, Permanent Representative, Mission of the Republic of Latvia to the United Nations), Michael Weiss (Senior Editor, Daily Beast), Erik Brattberg (McCain Institute for International Leadership), Eerik-Niiles Kross (Member of Estonian parliament, Foreign Affairs Committee), Ilmārs Breidaks (Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of Latvia), Julius Pranevičius (Consul General, Republic of Lithuania), Matti Prima (Estonian American National Council), Karl Altau (Joint Baltic American National Committee).
Moderators: Andrew Stuttaford (contributor, National Review), Krista Tassa (President, Estonian-American Chamber of Commerce and Industry)
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