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28th October – Cambridge Baltic Conference 2017

The organisers are pleased to announce that Cambridge Baltic Conference (CBC) is back! The 5th conference, 'Security, Cyberwarfare and Populism', will take place at the Cambridge Union Society, 28th October, 2017. Also, in Sidney Sussex College Hall we will be hosting a formal dinner for speakers, professionals and students. Tickets are on sale and selling fast.

Cambridge University students from the Baltic states launched the first Cambridge Baltic Conference in 2013 to facilitate discussion on how the Baltic perspective could be valuable to the wider world. CBC 2017 aims to generate a nexus of ideas that will combine the knowledge, creativity and experience of students, the business community, politicians, security experts and academics from the United Kingdom, the Baltic states and beyond to tackle the new kinds of threats arising from increasingly sophisticated cyberwarfare, the new wave of populism, and the changing dynamics around NATO.

CBC organising team is looking forward to seeing you at CBC 2017.

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We are happy to announce that our confirmed speakers include:

  • Martin Arpo - Deputy Director of Estonian Internal Security Service
  • Arnoldas Pranckevičius - the Head of European Commission Representation in Lithuania
  • Mykolas Markauskas - the director of Liberty TV (Laisvės TV)
  • Tomas Jermalavičius - the Head of Studies at ICDS — a security, defence and foreign policy think-tank based in Tallinn
  • Vytis Jurkonis - project director at Freedom House and leads its Vilnius office.
  • Peter Woolsey - the CEO of the Euro-Baltic Software Alliance group
  • Dr Simona Guerra is Associate Professor in Politics and Acting Head of School, History Politics and International Relations, University of Leicester
  • Egils Levits - a Judge of the European Court of Justice
  • Donara Barojan - an Assitant Director at the DFR Lab
  • Maarja Naagel - a researcher at the Law Branch of the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence
  • Dr Pete Duncan - Senior Lecturer in Russian Politics and Society at the UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES)