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Global Risk Analysis & Europe’s Changing Security Environment

Executive Training Seminar

19-21 June 2017

Scientific Coordinators: Ulrich Krotz | European University Institute & Masha Hedberg | SAIS Europe & European University Institute


This Executive Training Seminar introduced participants to approaches and tools for identifying global security risks and understanding the scope and implications of current humanitarian, military and complex political crises for European security. By bringing together academic specialists, policymakers, and think tank experts to discuss the changing international security environment, the three-day seminar offered an in-depth overview of emerging geopolitical, technological, societal and economic risks, the drivers that are at work, and the possible measures for addressing evolving security challenges. Topics included the changing nature of state and non-state threats at Europe’s door; the rise of cyber dependence and ever-growing cyber fragilities; NATO’s plausible futures in the wake of the U.S. presidential election; and the security nexus of the migration and refugee crisis. Through presentations, case studies, and simulations, attendees gained a greater appreciation of how global risks could evolve and interact in the next decade, and the solutions that will be needed to respond to and manage the forces at play.



Final Programme



Ariane Chebel d’Appolonia | Rutgers School of Public Affairs and Administration
Masha Hedberg | SAIS Europe & European University Institute
Erik Jones | SAIS Europe
Andres Kasekamp | University of Tartu, Estonia
Ulrich Krotz | European University Institute
Hanns Maul | Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik
Michal Onderco | Erasmus University Rotterdam
Brandon Valeriano | Cardiff University


Matthias Kindel
AGG Training Coordinator
Tel.: +39 055 4685960