Transatlantic Security Jam: Securing the Post-COVID19 Future

Transatlantic Security Jam: Securing the Post-COVID19 Future
Date: (04-05-2020)

The virtual conference will be held completely online from Tuesday, May 12th, from 15:00 CET (09:00 EST) continuously until Thursday, May 14th, at 17:00 CET (11:00 EST).  Everyone in our defense and security community is welcome to participate – it is a whole of government and whole of society approach; access to a web browser is all that is required.

 

Like a regular conference there will be multiple forums, lots of “speakers” making written interventions, interactive polls, and dynamic discussions, but unlike a normal conference the “Jam” platform courtesy of IBM analyses thousands of posted interactions to continuously propose the most active and well-supported ideas back into the debates to spiral the interactions into higher order outcomes, which means that by the end of the event the best ideas for going forward are easily identified as are the most pertinent arguments.  A comprehensive report will summarize the outcomes for our use.

 

A very big advantage of holding this virtual conference now is that most of our colleagues will still be working from home with the time, space and technology to participate fully.

 

PURPOSE:   To engage the Transatlantic Security and Defense Community to:

 

  • Think together about the security environment in the pandemic / post-pandemic world
  • Anticipate the challenges going forward and discuss possible approaches
  • Further develop lessons observed into workable recommendations
  • Share ideas and best practices; highlight positive outcomes
  • Brainstorm our next steps together as a community

 

THEMES:         Securing the Post-COVID Future

Keeping the Health Crisis from Becoming a Security Crises

Allies Helping Allies; Friends Helping Friends

 

FORUMS:                                                                                                                             HOST / CO-HOST:

           

  1. Competition for Influence in a COVID-Transformed World:            

 

GLOBSEC

  1. NATO Core Tasks in Action:  Resilience/Readiness/Responsiveness

 

ACUS / [CEPA]

  1. Structuring EU Cooperation Permanently

 

Friends of Europe

 

  1. Transatlantic Collaboration, NATO and EU Cooperation      

 

GCMC / [GMF]

  1. Bringing Technological and industrial Cooperation to Bear

 

CSIS

  1. The Post-COVID Relationship with A Rising China

CNAS / [APCSS]

 

                              [Tentative]

 

This is a very unique opportunity at a critical time to come together and find solutions!

OTHER PARTICIPATING ORGANIZATIONS INVITED:

 

The NATO Defense College, the Austrian Defense Academy, IBM, The Geneva Center for Security Policy, AFCEA (Armed Forces Communications & Electronics Association) and the following Centers of Excellence:  Hybrid, Cyber, STRATCOM, Crisis Management and Disaster Response, Civil-Military Cooperation.   The Croatian Presidency of the European Council is very welcome.  Friends of Europe and the PfP Consortium are talking with them about it.

 

PRACTICAL INFORMATION:

 

The Forum Hosts will organize and moderate the debates during the Jam.  The Jam Team will provide instructions for the participation of speakers later this week.  The complete agenda should be final and posted online by the end of this week.

 

NEXT STEPS:

 

Save the date:  May 12, 15:00 CET (09:00 EST) until May 14, at 17:00 CET (11:00 EST) 

 

Share Your Ideas:   Suggest your ideas and topics by sending them to Raphael Perl, the Director of the PfP Consortium:  Raphael.Perl@marshallcenter.org    Note:  Raphael already has all the comments you sent to me.

 

Register:  The registration link will be provided Tuesday; one week before the start.

 

Arrange VIP “Jammers”:   If you would like your Minister, Deputy Minister, State Secretary, CHOD or other notable person to participate, please send me their name, short CV, their available dates and times to join the Jam as well as the Forum and topic on which they would like to intervene:  michael.c.ryan9.civ@mail.mil 

 

Arrange Your Own VIP Jam Session:  This Jam will really help Defense Policy Directors provide perspective, gain unique insights and generate positive ideas, so please do join the Jam early and often, but let’s also schedule each of you as a VIP Jammer so that people will know when you want to lead a conversation.  Again, send me your short CV, your available dates and times to join the Jam as well as the Forum and topic on which you would like to intervene:  michael.c.ryan9.civ@mail.mil   (via your DATT is OK too).

 

Spread the Word / Encourage Others to Participate:  The Jam Team will be sending you the invitations and registration instructions as well as information materials about the Jam that you can share with all your MoD, MFA, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Interior, Think Tank, University and other colleagues.  It is technically an invitation only event, but it is open to NATO, EU and PfP Nations – anyone from a trusted network can contribute by registering with their formal email address.

 

Encourage Your NATO & EU Delegations to Participate!

Encourage Your Colleagues Working in the EU and NATO to Participate!

Encourage Your Colleagues in Other International Organizations to the Jam as Well!

 



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