Strong POLIR presence at GLOBSEC 2016

GLOBSEC 2016, a premier security forum for policy-makers, practitioners and analysts across Europe and the world, has enjoyed a strong representation from POLIR students and staff this year.

For the 11th consecutive year, GLOBSEC in Bratislava has been contributing to shaping the regional, European and wider transatlantic foreign and security policy agenda.

Over the years, its key-note speakers have included David Cameron, Zbigniew Brzezinski, Donald Tusk, Toomas Hendrik Ilves, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, John Allen, John McCain, Carl Bildt, Ahmed Rashid, George Friedman and Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic.

GLOBSEC 2016 hosted the former US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and the German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen as its key-note speakers, and focused on the challenges of migration, the on-going threat of the Islamic State, the role of NATO in European security, BREXIT and European relations with Russia.

This year the School enjoyed a strong presence at the Global Security Forum, where we were represented by Professor Elena Korosteleva, a member of the GLOBSEC International Advisory Board and Professor Richard Whitman who spoke at the GLOBSEC Young Leaders’ Forum about Brexit. The forum also received support from our students, including Igor Merheim-Eyre (PhD Student), assisting the Forum with the outcome summary and social media and Simona Majernikova (2nd year student) who, through a fierce international competition, was selected to assist the GLOBSEC media team.