Conference: Baltic Sea Strategy Forum 2017

What are the critical maritime security challenges of the confined Baltic Sea region today and to what extent are they inter-regional? What counter-strategies do key stakeholders employ and what are their security implications? What are the risks and prospects for tomorrow?

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These questions will be addressed at the annual Baltic Sea Strategy Forum hosted by Åbo Akademi University and co-arranged by Centre for Military Studies (CMS), Swedish Defence University (SEDU), Institute for Security Policy at Kiel University (ISPK). The symposium is particularly aimed at academics, policy-makers and military professionals and offers opportunities to engage in dialogues on the multi-faceted maritime security issues. CMS’ Dr. Gary John Schaub Jr. is one of the panelists and he will give a speech about hybrid maritime warfare.

The afternoon symposium is preceded by the public PhD viva voce of Lt Cdr Stefan Lundqvist, orally defending his thesis titled “Continuity and Change in post-Cold War Maritime Security: A Study of the Strategies Pursued by the US, Sweden and Finland 1991-2016”. Participation in this event is open for anyone interested, but a limited number of 100 seats are available.

The conference takes place on November 30 at 10:00-16:30 at Åbo Akademi, Vaasa, Finland.

Next year’s Baltic Sea Strategy Forum will take place in Copenhagen and will be hosted by Centre for Military Studies.