PISM Strategic Ark

PISM Strategic Ark Conference

The Honorary Patronage
of the President of the Republic of Poland
Andrzej Duda


19–20 May 2022

Warsaw, Poland

Sofitel Warsaw Victoria

Day 1: 19 May (Thursday)


9.15–9.25 Opening

  • Sławomir Dębski—Director, Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM)

9.25–9.40 VIP Opening Speech

  • Mateusz Morawiecki—Prime Minister of the Republic of Poland

9.45–11.00 Panel Session I—How to Win War with Russia?

  • Michael Kofman—Director of the Russia Studies Program, CNA
  • Major General Piotr Błazeusz—Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Polish Armed Forces
  • Kori Schake—Senior Fellow and Director of Foreign and Defense Policy Studies, American Enterprise Institute (AEI)
  • Alina Frolova—Deputy Chairperson, Centre for Defence Strategies; former Deputy Minister of Defence of Ukraine

Moderator: Sharon Weinberger—National Security and Foreign Policy Editor, The Wall Street Journal

11.00–12.15 Panel Session II—The United States: A European Power or a Power in Europe?

  • Theresa Fallon—Founder and Director, Centre for Russia, Europe, Asia Studies (CREAS)
  • Rebeccah Heinrichs—Commissioner, Commission on the Strategic Posture of the United States & Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute
  • Kim Holmes—Vice Chairman of the Board, Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE)
  • Andrew Michta—Dean, College of International and Security Studies, George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies

    Moderator: Matthew Karnitschnig—Chief Europe Correspondent, Politico

12.15–13.15 Lunch

13.15–14.30 Panel Session III—The West: Who Are We?

  • James Carafano—Vice President, Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Institute for National Security and Foreign Policy, The Heritage Foundation
  • Melissa Conley Tyler—Program Lead, Asia-Pacific Development, Diplomacy & Defence Dialogue
  • James Rogers—Director of Research, Council on Geostrategy
  • Nathalie Tocci—Director, Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI)

    Moderator: Konstantin Eggert MBE—Independent Journalist and Political Analyst

14.3015.00 Ahead of the Chinese Communist Party's 20th Congress: What the World Should Expect?

  • François Godement—Senior Advisor for Asia, Institut Montaigne
    Moderator: Justyna Szczudlik—Deputy Head of Research, Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM)

 15.00–16.15 Panel Session IV - Europe: A Player or Playground?

  • Heather A. Conley—President, German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF)
  • Shuvaloy Majumdar—Munk Senior Fellow and Director of the Foreign Policy Program, Macdonald-Laurier Institute
  • Dov S. Zakheim—Senior Fellow, CNA & Senior Adviser, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
  • Przemysław Żurawski vel Grajewski—Professor, Faculty of International and Political Studies, University of Lodz

    Moderator: Steven Erlanger—
    Chief Diplomatic Correspondent in Europe, The New York Times


Day 2: 20 May (Friday)


9.1510.30 Panel Session VInternational Law: How to Punish War Crimes?

  • Patrycja Grzebyk—Professor, University of Warsaw
  • Paul Massaro—Senior Policy Advisor, The Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe
  • Lauri Mälksoo—Professor, Centre for Eurasian and Russian Studies, University of Tartu
  • Dagmar Richter—Professor, Europa-Institut, University of Saarland

    Moderator: Łukasz Adamski-Deputy Director, Centre for Polish-Russian Dialogue and Understanding (CPRDiP)

10.30–11.00 The Strength of Alliances: How to Build Partnerships and Interoperability in Europe?

  • Major General Jeffery Broadwater-Deputy Commanding General, V Corps

    Moderator: Marcin Terlikowski-Coordinator, International Security Programme, Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM)

11.00–12.15 Panel Session VI—Globalization: What Change in the Post-Pandemic & Post-War Economy?

  • Rafał Antczak— Economist, Member of the Supervisory Board of the Central Communication Port
  • Clemens Fuest—President, ifo Institute – Leibniz Institute for Economic Research at the University of Munich
  • Maaike Okano-Heijmans—Senior Research Fellow, Clingendael Institute
  • Iliana Olivié—Senior Analyst, The Elcano Royal Institute

    Moderator: Steve Clemons-Editor at Large, The Hill

12.15–13.00 What Agenda for NATO in the Run-Up to the Madrid Summit?

  • Ambassador Julianne Smith—U.S. Permanent Representative to NATO
  • Ambassador Tomasz Szatkowski—Poland Permanent Representative to NATO

    Moderator: Wojciech Lorenz—Senior Analyst, International Security Programme, Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM)

13.00–13.45 Lunch

13.45–14.45 Panel Session VII—Technology: Who Controls Whom?

  • Andrzej Dybczyński—Director, Łukasiewicz Research Network - PORT Polish Center for Technology Development
  • Manuel Muñiz—Dean, IE School of Global and Public Affairs
  • Marta Poślad—Director, CEE & Transatlantic Public Policy, Google

    Moderator: Steve Clemons—Editor at Large, The Hill

14.45–15.15 How Should NATO Militaries Adapt to the Changed Security Environment?

  • General Rajmund Andrzejczak—Chief of the General Staff of the Polish Armed Forces

    Moderator: Sławomir Dębski—Director, Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM)

15.1516.15 Panel Session VIII—Climate Crisis: Common Actions or Divisions?

  • Zuzanna Nowak—Senior Analyst, Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM)
  • Geneviène Pons—Director General, Europe – Jacques Delors
  • Georg Zachmann—Senior Fellow, Bruegel

    Moderator: Patrycja Sasnal—Head of Research, Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM)

16.15–16.45 What Prospects for Reform and Enlargement of the EU?

  • Konrad Szymański—Minister for European Union Affairs, The Chancellery of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Poland

    Moderator: Matthew Karnitschnig-Chief Europe Correspondent, Politico

16.4517.00 Closing Remarks-Where do we go from here?

  • Sławomir Dębski—Director, Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM) 


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PISM Strategic Ark Day I - SUMMARY


PISM Strategic Ark Day II - SUMMARY