Agenda for the 2018 edition of IKS

October, 17th

Welcome cocktail

 

DAY 1 – October 18th

  08.30 – 09.30 – Registration of participants

 

09.30 – 10.00 Opening Remarks / Plenary Session (BCU Auditorium)

 

10.00 – 11.00 Experts debate / Q&A – (BCU Auditorium)

Liberal democracies, intelligence dilemmas

Chair Jeanne Pia MIFSUD BONNICI – University of Groningen
Speakers Peter GILL – University of Leicester, UK
Joseph CANNATACI – University of Malta

 

11.00 – 11.15 – Coffee break

 

11.15 – 12.45 Panel I – Patchwork quilt or common blanket? Recent security developments in the European Union and beyond

(BCU Auditorium)

12.30 – 12.45 Q&A

 

12.45 – 13.00 Special Photo Session (BCU Main Hall)

 

13.00 – 14.00 – Lunch

 

14.00 – 15.00 Experts debate / Q&A – (BCU Auditorium)

Critical thinking vs. emotion – silver bullets of the hybrid warfare

Chair Noellie BROCKDORFF – University of Malta
Speakers Theresa CAPELOS – University of Birmingham
Randolph PHERSON – Pherson LLC.

 

15.00 – 16.30 Panel II – Understanding the hybridity of threat: implications for intelligence analysis

(BCU Auditorium)

16.15 – 16.30 Q&A

 

16.30 – 16.45 – Coffee break

 

16.45 – 17.15 Experts debate / Q&A – (BCU Auditorium)

History – the message in the bottle for the future of intelligence

Chair Adrian-Liviu IVAN – “Mihai Viteazul” National Intelligence Academy
Speaker Cristian GĂZDAC – Babes-Bolyai University, Doctoral School: International Relations and Security Studies; Romanian Academy of Science, Institute of Archaeology Cluj-Napoca

 

17.15 – 18.45 Panel III – Intelligence history – recurring patterns or new dynamics?

(BCU Auditorium)

18.30 – 18.45 Q&A

 

17.15 – 18.45 Parallel session (I)Dialogue with emerging scholars

Room “Carol I” – 1st floor

 

DAY 2 – October 19th

09.00 – 09.30 Experts debate / Q&A – (BCU Auditorium)

The mermaid song of intelligence theory – to be or not to be… critical, constructivist or empirical?

Chair Irena CHIRU – “Mihai Viteazul” National Intelligence Academy
Speakers Peter DE WERD – Faculty of Military Science, Netherlands Defence Academy, Ministry of Defence

 

09.30 – 11.00 Panel IV – Thinking and acting strategically in the age of uncertainty: what role for practitioners and academics in the process?

(BCU Auditorium)

10.45 – 11.00 Q&A

 

11.00 – 11.15 – Coffee break

 

11.15 – 12.45 Panel V – Security and freedom – contemporary European policies and future perspectives

(BCU Auditorium)

12.30 – 12.45 Q&A

 

12.45 – 13.45 – Lunch

 

 

13.45 – 14.15 Spotlight event: Transnational and multidisciplinary research funded by the European Union – 5 years of best practices & lessons learnt

(BCU Auditorium)

Moderators Cristina IVAN – “Mihai Viteazul” National Intelligence Academy

Aitana RADU – University of Malta

 

14.15 – 14.30 – Coffee break

 

14.30 – 16.00 Panel VI – Intelligence theory – implications of contemporary developments on an old debate

(BCU Auditorium)

15.45 – 16.00 Q&A

 

14.30 – 16.00 Parallel session (II)Dialogue with emerging scholars

Room “Carol I” – 1st floor

 

16.00 – 16.15 Closing Remarks

(BCU Auditorium)

Speaker Irena CHIRU – Head of the Superior Council for the Doctoral Studies, “Mihai Viteazul” National Intelligence Academy