Center for Strategic Decision Research

Paris 2014 Workshop
Announcing the 31st International Workshop on Global Security
Paris, France October, 2014.

Hotel national des invalidesDome of the Hotel National des Invalides

 


The 31st International Workshop on Global Security will be presented in Paris in October, 2014 at the Hotel National des Invalides, in partnership with the Center for Strategic Decision Reseach, the Institut des hautes etudes de defense nationale (IHEDN) within the Prime Minister's organization, NATO, the U.S. Department of Defense, and other organizations. Major sponsorship is provided by Lockheed Martin, McAfee part of Intel, Microsoft, MITRE, Fortinet, Tiversa, Area SpA, and Dyn, wtih associate sponsorship from Kaspersky Lab, FireEye, URS, Swivel Secure, and Quantum Research International.

Contact us. For information on participation, speaking opportunities, or possible sponsorship, kindly contact: Roger Weissinger-Baylon, Ph.D. (roger@csdr.org) or Anne Baylon LL.B., M.A. (anne@csdr.org)

Patrons and Keynote Speakers. View the recent Patrons, Keynote Speakers, and Advisory Board Members of the International Workshops on Global Security and the Center for Strategic Decision Research, including defense ministers, heads of state or government, senior military commanders, academics, and industry leaders.

 
   
Paris 2013 Workshop

Book 2013 Cover

2013 Workshop Proceedings
Peace and Security: The Challenges Ahead
Anne D. Baylon, Editor

Click here to download the complete book of workshop speeches and photos (approximately 3.5 MB): 2013 Paris Workshop Proceedings

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30th International Workshop on Global Security
Paris, France 2013.

With the high patronage of Minister of Defense Jean-Yves Le Drian, the 30th International Workshop on Global Security was presented in Paris, France in June 2013.

Workshop themes included the military operations in Mali, the "Arab Spring" developments including Syria, as well as a several sessions on the growing challenges of cyber security.

The workshop was presented by the Center for Strategic Decision Research in partnership with the Institut des hautes etudes de defense nationale (IHEDN) within the Prime Minister's organization.

Workshop speakers and participants from more than 30 countries included defense ministers, chiefs of defense general staff, as well as other senior officials including political and military representatives to NATO, the EU, the UN, and officials from defense, aerospace, information technology, cyber security and other industries.

Principal Sponsors: French Minister of Defense, U.S. Department of Defense (Net Assessment, National Defense University), NATO, Center for Strategic Decision Research, IHEDN (Institute for Higher Defense Studies in the French Prime Minister's Organization)

Major Sponsors: Northrop Grumman, Orange Group, MITRE, Tiversa, Area SpA

Associate Sponsors: URS, Juniper

 

Le Drian

His Excellency Jean-Yves Le Drian
Minister of Defense of France

Patron of the 30th International Workshop on Global Security.

Rome 2012 Workshop

Rome Cover

2012 Workshop Proceedings:
Critical Challenges to Peace and Security: The Economic Crisis, the Arab Spring, Afghanistan & the Rapid Growth of Cyber Threats.
Anne D. Baylon, Editor

Click here to download the complete book of workshop speeches (approximately 6 MB): 2012 Rome Workshop Proceedings

Click here to view the 2012 Rome Workshop agenda (1.7 MB).

 


29th International Workshop on Global Security
Rome, Italy July, 2012
With the high patronage of Italian President Giorgio Napolitano and Minister of Defense Admiral Giampaolo Di Paola as well as the Honorary Chairmanship of Italy's Chief of Defense General Staff General Biagio Abrate, the 29th International Workshop on Global Security was presented in Rome, Italy in July 2012.

In addition to keynote speakers Defense Minister Giampaolo Di Paola, U.S. Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security Jane Holl Lute, and Finmeccanica CEO Giuseppe Orsi, invited speakers and participants included defense ministers, chiefs of defense general staff, other senior officials including political and military representatives to NATO, the EU, the UN, and representatives from industry. Nearly 30 countries from Europe, North America, and Asia participated. Themes for workshop discussions included the strategic implications of the current economic crisis, the "Arab Spring" in North Africa and the Middle East, as well as withdrawal from Iraq and Afghanistan. There was an emphasis again this year on the challenges of cyber security and information technologies.

Principal Sponsors: Presidency of the Italian Republic, Italian Ministry of Defense, and the U.S. Department of Defense (Under Secretary of Defense-AT&L, Director of Net Assessment, National Defense University)
with
Cisco, McAffee | Intel and Finmeccanica.

Major Sponsors: AFCEA, ELT | Elettronica, MITRE, Northrop Grumman, Renesys, Resi Group, URS, University of Tennessee, IBM, Italware, SELEX Elsag, SELEX Sistemi Integrati

 

Napolitano, President

His Excellency
Giorgio Napolitano
President of Italy

Workshop Patron

 

Di Paola

His Excellency
Giampaolo Di Paola
Italian Minister of Defense

Patron and Keynote Speaker

Gen Abrate

General Biagio Abrate
Chief of Italian Defense General Staff

Honorary Chairman

 

Lute, Dep Sec

The Honorable
Jane Holl Lute
U.S.Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security

Keynote Speaker

Paris 2011 Workshop

Concorde Paris

 

28th International Workshop on Global Security
"Global Security--The Risks of Strategic Surprise"

Paris, France June, 2011

In his role as Patron and Keynote Speaker of the 28th International Workshop on Global Security, His Excellency Gérard Longuet, France's Minister of Defense, welcomed the workshop to Paris for the third time to address the theme of "Global Security--The Risks of Strategic Surprise." He was joined by the United States Deputy Secretary of Defense, the Honorable William J. Lynn III, who called attention to the growing challenge of cyber security--which will be one of the main themes of our 2012 Workshop in Rome, Italy.

2011 Workshop Proceedings:
GLOBAL SECURITY: The Risks of Strategic Surprise, Proceedings of the 28th International Workshop on Global Security
Anne D. Baylon, Editor.

Click here to download complete book (PDF, 3.9MB): 2011 Paris Workshop Proceedings

Click here to download complete book WITHOUT photos (PDF, 1.9MB)

Alternatively, you may request a complete complimentary copy by email: roger@csdr.org

 

longuet

His Excellency Gérard Longuet
Minister of Defense of France


Patron of the 28th International Workshop on Global Security and Keynote Speaker

Lynn William

The Honorable William Lynn III
U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense

Berlin 2010 Workshop

27th International Workshop on Global Security
Berlin, Germany June, 2010

For the fifth time in its history, the workshop was invited to Berlin to address the theme of "Global Security—The Growing Challenges." Political leaders, including defense ministers, foreign ministers and heads of government, as well as senior UN, EU and NATO and other diplomats, military commanders, and academic experts from more than forty countries participated.

Workshop themes. As demonstrated by Iceland's volcanic eruption—or recent tragic earthquakes in Haiti and Chile, nations face a growing range of economic and security concerns on a global scale. In many cases, risks are impossible to predict. No longer limited to purely military threats, today's dangers arise from such highly diverse sources as the international financial system—which plunged the world into recession; natural disasters; energy security; scarcity of water, minerals, and other resources; poverty; drug, weapons, and human trafficking; and—above all—the lack of hope for a better future for millions across the globe. Such a wide range of threats cannot be addressed effectively in national capitals alone, nor in the prominent international institutions, since decisions are often sidetracked by interest groups or simply by their extreme complexity, unexpected nature, or lack of resources.

Presentations at the 2010 International Workshop on Global Security:

 

Charlottenburg

Wolf Rudiger
German State Secretary
Rudiger Wolf
(click to view)

Gallois, Louis
Louis Gallois
CEO, EADS
(click to view)

Berisha
Dr. Sali Berisha
Prime Minister of Albania
(click to view)

Vecdi Gönül
Vecdi Gönül,
Defense Minister of Turkey
(click to view)

Jaak Aaviksoo
Jaak Aaviksoo,
Defense Minister of Estonia

(click to view)
Imants Liegis
Imants Liegis
Defense Minister of Latvia
(click to view
Giorgi Baramidze
Giorgi Baramidze,
Vice Prime Minister of Georgia
(click to view)

Tarasyuk
Amb. Borys Tarasyuk
Former Foreign Minister of Ukraine
(click to view)

GLOBAL SECURITY: The Growing Challenges, Proceedings of the 27th International Workshop on Global Security

Click here to download complete book
(PDF, 3.6 MB
)
: 2010 Workshop Proceedings

To view or download the workshop agenda and more than 50 presentations at the 2010 Berlin Workshop (click here): 2010 Berlin Workshop Agenda:

General Karl-Heinz Lather
General Karl-Heinz Lather
Chief of Staff,
Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE)

(click to view)

Admiral Luciano Zappata
Admiral Luciano Zappata
NATO Deputy Supreme Allied
Commander (SACT)

(click to view)

Fitzgerald ADM
Admiral Mark Fitzgerald
Commander U.S. Naval Forces Europe, and
U.S. Naval Forces Africa
(click to view)

Abdelaziz
Amb. Maged Abdelaziz
Egyptian Ambassador to
Tithe United Nations
(click to view)
Istanbul '09 Workshop

Cover of 2009 program
Global Security in Times of Economic Uncertainty, the proceedings of the 26th International Workshop on Global Security, Istanbul, 2009.

 

26th International Workshop on Global Security
Istanbul, Turkey June, 2009

Click to download 2009 Workshop Proceedings: "Global Security in Times of Economic Uncertainty" (PDF, 3.2MB)

2009 Workshop Brochure (PDF, 2MB)
Slide show of photos from 2009 Workshop

Turkish Defense Minister Vecdi Gönül invited the 26th International Workshop on Global Security to Istanbul in June 2009. According to Minister Gönül, "Turkey, as a staunch ally located at the center of the world's hotspots and an active regional power that plays a significant role by mediating area disputes…" is an ideal venue for this event. At the 25th Anniversary International Workshop in Rome, Minister Gönül cited Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the founder of modern Turkey: "We should consider humanity as a single body and a nation as one of its organs. Pain on the tip of a finger is felt by all other organs. Therefore, we should see all nations as part of a single body and then take the necessary precautions."

READ MORE about Istanbul workshop speakers, themes, workshop panels.....
READ about newly confirmed speakers - defense ministers of Estonia, Latvia, Montenegro, Portugal, Slovenia, Italy's Chief of General Staff, and additional workshop information....

Gonul Big

Turkish Defense Minister Vecdi Gönül.

Rome '08 Workshop

Cover of 2008 program

La Russa

His Excellency
Ignazio La Russa
Italian Minister of Defense

Workshop Patron and Keynote Speaker

Di Paola

Admiral Giampaolo Di Paola
Chairman of the NATO Military Committee
Former Chief of Italian Defense General Staff

Workshop Chairman

Des Browne

Rt Hon Lord Des Browne, MP
Secretary of State for Defence
United Kingdom

 


 

 



25th International Workshop on Global Security
Rome, Italy June, 2008

Click to download the complete 2008 Workshop Proceedings: "Global Security: in Search of a New Vision" (PDF, 1.4MB)

Opening Speakers: Admiral Giampaolo Di Paola, Chairman of the NATO Military Committee (and former Chief of Staff of Italy), Italian Defense Minister Ignazio La Russa, U.K.Defense Minister Rt. Hon. Des Brown, Turkish Defense Minister Vecdi Gönül, Alenia Aeronautica Chairman Dr. Giorgio Zappa
Other major speakers of the Rome workshop included: Georgian Vice Prime Minister Giorgi Baramidze, Estonian Defense Minister Jaak Aaviksoo, Georgian Foreign Minister Eka Tkeshelashvili, Former Ukrainian Foreign Minister Borys Tarasyuk, Italian Chief of Defense General Vincenzo Camporini, Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) Chief of Staff General Karl-Heinz Lather, Allied Joint Force Commander Admiral Mark Fitzgerald, Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Transformation Admiral Luciano Zappata, Former Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR) General George Joulwan, Deputy Secretary General of NATO Claudio Bisogniero, NATO Assistant Secretary General Peter Flory, British Ambassador to NATO Stewart Eldon, Italian Ambassador to NATO Stefano Stefanini, Turkish Ambassador to NATO Tacan Ildem, Pakistani Ambassador to the UN Munir Akram, Algerian Ambassador the UN Youcef Yousfi, Russian Ambassador to the EU Vladimir Chizhov, Egyptian Ambassador to the EU Mahmoud Karem, and U.S. Assistant Secretary of Defense Hon. John Grimes.

Paris '07 Workshop

Hotel National des Invalides

 

24th International Workshop on Global Security
Paris, France June, 2007
2007 Workshop Proceedings: "Global Security in Crisis: The Urgent Need for Strategies that Work" (PDF, 1.4MB)

Opening Speaker:
General Henri Bentégeat, President of the EU Military Committee (and former French Armed Forces Chief of Staff)

Major speakers of the Paris Workshop included Georgian Vice Prime Minister Giorgi Baramidze, former Ukrainian Foreign Minister Borys Tarasyuk, Estonian Defense Minister Jaak Aaviksoo, Albanian Defense Minister Fatmir Mediu, Bulgarian Defense Minister Veselin Bliznakov, Georgian Foreign Minister Gela Bezhuashvili, Italian Chief of Defense Admiral Giampaolo Di Paola, Polish Chief of Defense General Franciszek Gagor, Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) Chief of Staff General Rainer Schuwirth, Allied Joint Force Commander Gen. Egon Ramms, former Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR) General George Joulwan, former SACEUR General James Jones, OSCE Dir Gen Marc Perrin de Brichambaut, OPCW Dir. Gen. Rogelio Pfirter, British Amb to NATO Stewart Eldon, Spain's NATO Amb Pablo Benavides Orgaz, Italian Amb to NATO Stefano Stefanini, Russian Amb to the EU Vladimir Chizhov, Algeria’s U.N. Amb. Youcef Yousfi, Hunary's UN Ambassador Gabor Brodi, Pakistan’s U.N. Ambassador Munir Akram, French Defense Ministry Dir. of Strategic Affairs Jean de Ponton d’Amécourt, U.K. Special Representative for Climate Change John Ashton, Thales Senior VP Dr. Edgar Buckley, Alenia Aeronautica CEO Ing. Giovanni Bertolone, Lockheed Martin Senior VP Robert Trice, Northrop Grumman IT Global President Kent Schneider, Microsoft Exec Dir Tim Bloechl, EADS Chief Operating Officer Mr. Marwan Lahoud, U.S. Assistant to the Sec of Def Dr. Arthur T. Hopkins, U.S. Director for International Cooperation Mr. Alfred Volkman, U.S. Dep Asst Sec Robert Lentz, and U.S. Assistant Secretary of Defense Hon. John Grimes.

To view the Paris Workshop papers click on authors below:
     Photos of Opening Speakers and Special Events - click here
     Photos of Panels - NATO After Riga; NATO-UN-EU, Black Sea Region - click here
     Photos of Panels - Cyber Defense, Armaments Coop, & Way Ahead - click here

Global Security in Crisis, the proceedings of the 24th International Workshop on Global Security, Paris, 2007.
Key Speakers and Patron of the Paris '07 Workshop
Gen James Jones  

General James Jones, former Supreme Allied Commander Europe(SACEUR) and currently the U.S. National Security Advisor

  Gen Henri Bentegeat

General Henri Bentégeat, President of the EU Military Committee, former Chief of French General Staff   Minister Herve Morin French Defense Minister
Hervé Morin

Patron
of the 24th International Workshop
Berlin '06 Workshop

Minister Franz Josef Jung
German Defense Minister
Franz Josef Jung, keynote speaker of the Berlin Workshop.

 

23rd International Workshop on Global Security - Berlin, May 2006
Keynote Speaker: German Minister of Defense Franz Josef Jung

The 23rd International Workshop was presented in association with the ILA Berlin Air Show in May 2006. Speakers included Minister Franz Josef Jung, Georgian Prime Minister Zurab Nogaideli, Hellenic Defense Minister Evangelos Meimarakis, Slovenian Defense Minister Karl Erjavec, Albanian Defense Minister Fatmir Mediu, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Borys Tarasyuk, Supreme Allied Commander Europe General James Jones, SHAPE Chief of Staff Gen. Rainer Schuwirth, Allied Joint Force Commander Gen. Gerhard Back, former SACEUR General George Joulwan; former NATO Mil. Comm. Chairman Gen. Harald Kujat, Italian Chief of Defense Staff Admiral Giampaolo Di Paola; EU Military Staff’s Director-General Lt. Gen. Jean-Paul Perruche, Pakistan’s U.N. Ambassador Munir Akram, U.S. Amb. to NATO Victoria Nuland, China’s IISS Vice Chair Maj. Gen. Zhan Maohai, U.N. Under-Secretary-General Nobuaki Tanaka, Russia’s Colonel-General Anatoly Ignatievich Mazurkevich, U.S. Director of International Cooperation Al Volkman, and U.S. Prin. Dep. Assistant Secretary of Defense Linton Wells II.

 

Ischtar Gate at  Pergamon Museum
Workshop venues included the Pergamon Museum and the Reichstag. The Pergamon houses important collections of Greek, Roman, Babylonian, and Islamic art, including the Ischtar Gate from ancient Babylon (above).

ILA Logo ILA Berlin Air Show

Chantilly Follow-up Colloquium

This booklet contains the proceedings of the Chantilly Follow-up Colloquium which was held on 9 January 2006 in Paris, France at the Defense Ministry. It was presented by the Center for Strategic Decision Research and the Délégation aux Affaires Stratégiques, Ministère de Défense, with the aim of further developing the discussion topics of the 22nd International Workshop in Chantilly in June 2005 and preparing for the upcoming 23rd International Workshop in Berlin in May 2006.

Report: Proceedings of the Chantilly Follow-up Colloquium: Meeting the Security Challenges Ahead (PDF)
Edited by Caroline Baylon

Paris '05 Workshop
Minister Michele Alliot-Maire
French Defense Minister Michele Alliot-Marie, keynote speaker
  22nd International Workshop on Global Security - Paris, June 2005
Keynote Speaker: French Defense Minister Michele Alliot-Marie

Principal speakers: UK Defense Minister John Reid, Canadian Defense Minister Bill Graham, NATO Military Committee Chairman General Harald Kujat, designated NATO Military Committee Chairman General Raymond Henault, French Director of Strategic Affairs Marc Perrin de Brichambaut, Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Transformation Sir Mark Stanhope, SHAPE Chief of Staff General Rainer Schuwirth, NATO Commander General Gerhard Back, former Supreme Allied Commander Europe General George Joulwan, former NATO Military Committee Chairman General Klaus Naumann, EADS Executive Vice President Jean-Louis Gergorin, Chair of House of Commons Select Committee on Defense The Rt Hon Bruce George.
 

Minister John Reid

Britain's Defense Secretary
Rt Hon
John Reid
argues that the complexity of issues and threats means that "military response can only be one part of the solution."

Berlin '04 Workshop

Struck

German Defense Minister
His Excellency Peter Struck

 

21st International Workshop on Global Security - Berlin, May 2004
Keynote Address: German Defense Minister Peter Struck

NATO Military Committee Chairman General Harald Kujat, Supreme Allied Commander Europe General James Jones, U.S. Ambassador to NATO William Burns, U.S. Under Secretary of Defense Michael Wynne, Asst. Secretary of Defense Linton Wells, Italian Chief of Defense Admiral Giampaolo Di Paola, Romanian Defense Minister Ioan Mircea Pascu, Turkish Defense Minister Vecdi Gonul, Bulgarian Defense Minister Nikolai Svinarov, Georgian Defense Minister Gela Bezhuashvili, and Lithuanian Defense Minister Linas Linkevicius were among the principal speakers.

Download 2004 Workshop Proceedings (PDF, 1.14 MB.
Shortcut to Overview by Workshop Chairman Roger Weissinger-Baylon and Keynote by German Defense Minister Peter Struck.

 

Kujat

General Harald Kujat, Chairman of the NATO MIlitary Committee

 

Jones David

General James Jones,
Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR)


About the Center for Strategic Decision Research (CSDR)

The Center for Strategic Decision Research is a small research institute located near Stanford University in Menlo Park, California. For nearly 30years, CSDR has presented an annual forum--presently called The International Workshop on Global Security--in major European cities. These workshops bring together political, military, industry, and academic leaders from North American, European, Asian, and African countries to discuss global security challenges on an informal and not-for-attribution basis. Participants have included the heads of state or government of Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Luxembourg, Romania, and Bulgaria, as well as foreign ministers, defense ministers, ambassadors, military leaders, business leaders, academics, and representatives from the European Union, NATO, the OSCE, and the United Nations. CSDR has recently sponsored annual conferences at Stanford University on the Horn of Africa and has long-term interests in finding ways to better transatlantic and global relations. CSDR also held workshops in Paris, France in partnership with the French Defense Ministry on the evolving roles of NATO, the EU, and ESDP.

CSDR is currently interested in the development and communication of Alliance strategy for the coming decade in order to address the challenges of global terrorism--including not only growing asymmetric threats but also the genuine danger of nuclear hyperterrorist attacks that could threaten our civilization. Among the many requirements for such a strategy are improved transatlantic relations (which depends on reconciling the radically different world views found in Europe and North America), defense industrial cooperation among allies (as a basis for joint operational capability), and the need for a successful policy in the greater middle east (which cannot be achieved without progress toward peace between Israel and Palestine). International organizations, as well as treaties and other agreements, must be strengthened to slow the proliferation of WMDs. Above all, the struggle against terrorism cannot be won by military means alone: underlying causes must be understood and addressed. More recently, the global economic crisis has unexpectedly emerged as perhaps the greatest single threat to global well-being and security.

CSDR Leadership
Roger Weissinger-Baylon, Ph.D., Workshop Chairman and Founder, roger@csdr.org
Anne D. Baylon, LL.B., M.A., Co-Director, anne@csdr.org
Jean Lee, graphics and photography, lee@meanjean.com
Tim Bloechl, Senior Advisor, tbloechl@quantum-intl.com

Contact Information
Main US office: 2456 Sharon Oaks Dr., Menlo Park, CA 94025 Tel: 1/650/854-4751, Fax: 1/650/854-0761
French office: Anne D. Baylon, 45 bis Rue des Acacias, 75017 Paris, France, email:
anne@csdr.org


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