PISM Strategic Ark
18 MAJ 2022

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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