Webinar, 27 August, 2020
Sponsored by Alumni Programs, George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies, the North Macedonia Marshall Center Alumni Association, the NATO Public Diplomacy Division
This year’s Annual Forum is focused on “The Geopolitical Confluences in the Western Balkans in the Midst of the Corona virus Crisis: Euro-Atlantic Perspective.”
The one-day webinar redistributed into 3 principal thematic panels will discuss “hot potato” topics on national, regional and global level. In particular, the webinar will put an emphasis on the implications of the great powers’ involvement in the region and will shed light on the situation with Covid -19 crisis in the wider WB region and beyond. The policy response undertaken by the WB governments as well as by the EU and NATO as guarantors of peace and prosperity to tackle the Covid -19 crisis will also be a topic of the webinar. The insights of using both the open access and classified information in dealing with hybrid threats, the cyber security postures in the regions and the levels of preparedness to react against attacks coming from the virtual space, are expected to put an additional quality to the webinar.