Panel I: Global Powers Deter Russia
This panel brings together experts to examine how global powers may work together to stop Russia's aggressive behavior. The emphasis will be the strategies of different and processes for dealing with Russian expansionism and aggression, including the military, economic, and diplomatic measures that would be necessary to contain this threat. The panel will also delve into the effectiveness of these efforts, and the challenges and opportunities for further cooperation. With tensions between Russia and the international community remaining high, this panel provides a timely and important discussion on how the world is working to deter Russian aggression.
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Panel II: NATO’s Russia Compass
This discussion brings together experts to examine NATO's present policy toward Russia and its impact on the Alliance's Strategic Compass. The discussion will center on the challenges posed by Russian activities, as well as how they influence NATO priorities and plans. The discussion will also look at the responses of individual NATO member states and the future members to the war in Ukraine, as well as the prospects and constraints for future collaboration. As Russia remains a key security challenge, this panel provides an important and pertinent review of NATO's current stance.
Panel III: Student Panel: Exploring Power beyond Nuclear Military Might
This student-led panel delves into the topic of power beyond nuclear military might. The emphasis is on the various alternative types of power used by Russia to achieve its objectives, such as conventional military, economic, diplomatic, and soft power. The students will engage in a lively discussion about the potential use of these different types of power in diverse regions, as well as how they might be effectively utilized. This discussion offers an opportunity to hear the thoughts of the future generation of leaders on this crucial issue.
Panel IV: Russia's Military Resurgence - A Closer Reality Than Anticipated
This panel of specialists will evaluate Russia's military revival at its unprecedented losses in Ukraine and its consequences for global and regional security. The emphasis will be on the speed and scope of Russia's military revival, as well as its influence on the international community. The discussion will also dive into how Russia's military comeback might lead it to develop new capabilities, which will also include political and economic considerations. With tensions between Russia and the West still high, this panel offers a timely and critical evaluation of Russia's military capabilities.
Panel V: Navigating the Intersection of Digital Transformation, Global Influence, and Russian Narratives
This discussion brings together specialists to address the nexus of digital transformation, global impact, and the harmful effect of Russian narratives in the information space. The emphasis will be on how the digital era has created new opportunities for Russia to further their objectives, particularly in the use of propaganda and disinformation. The panel will discuss the impact of these initiatives on the global information landscape, as well as the challenges and potential for resisting them. The discussion will also focus on the consequences of these developments for the future of international relations. With the digital era changing the nature of power and influence, this panel delivers an important discussion of the role of technology in shaping global politics.
Panel VI: Russia's Difficult Journey towards a Stable and Normal Future
This panel brings together experts to explore Russia's path towards a more democratic and less aggressive future. The focus will be on the political, economic, and social reforms that are necessary for Russia to shift towards a more open and inclusive society, and the strategies that can be used pursued to achieve this goal. The discussion will delve into the domestic and international potential for democratization from the Russian opposition, and the implications for Russia's future trajectory. The panel will also examine the role of external factors, including the international community, in shaping Russia's journey towards greater democracy and reduced aggression. With Russia at a critical and dangerous juncture, this panel provides a crucial examination of the country's path towards a more open and peaceful future.