A lecture “The reinvention of the European Union” by José M. de Areilza Carvajal, on Monday, 11 April at 16:00-17:00

The Estonian Foreign Policy Institute organizes a public lecture by one of Spain’s leading thinkers on European affairs, José M. de Areilza Carvajal, Professor of Law and Jean Monnet Chair at ESADE in Barcelona & Secretary General of the Aspen Institute Spain. Professor de Areilza’s talk is entitled “The reinvention of the European Union” and will discuss why we need a new set of European ideals to make integration work 60 more years and how to have this conversation to define ideals and collective goals in the face of different crisis and tensions in the region. José M. de Areilza holds a MA in International Relations from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and a Doctorate in Law (SJD) from Harvard University. Between 1996 and 2000 he served as advisor to the Spanish Prime Minister. Between 2008 and 2012 he was […] »

A Lecture “Changing Asia – A Japanese view” by Mr. Ichiro Fujisaki, on Wednesday, 16 March at 11:00-12:00.

The Estonian Foreign Policy Institute is pleased to invite you to a public lecture “Changing Asia – A Japanese view” given by Mr. Ichiro Fujisaki, former Japanese Ambassador to the US, on Wednesday, 16 March at 11:00-12:00. China is increasing its weight every year. North Korea continues to demand attention. The US is going through an unpredictable presidential election. ASEAN is facing new challenges from within and out. How does Japan view this changing Asia and how is it trying to cope with it? Mr. Fujisaki, an experienced senior diplomat will offer his views and answer questions. The event will take place in the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and therefore pre-registration is necessary (kirsika@evi.ee). Please provide the document number that you will present for entry. The working language is English. »

A lecture “Georgia’s European and Euro-Atlantic Integration” by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia H.E. Mr. Mikheil Janelidze, on February 9

The Estonian Foreign Policy Institute together with the Embassy of Georgia in Estonia organizes a talk “Georgia’s European and Euro-Atlantic Integration” by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia H.E. Mr. Mikheil Janelidze. The talk will take place in the margins of the Minister’s first official visit to the Republic of Estonia. Following his talk, there will be an opportunity to ask questions and discuss the topic. The event takes place on Thursday,  February 11 at 11:00-12:30 in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Islandi väljak 1). Pre-registration of participants is necessary (kirsika@evi.ee). Please respond by February 9 at latest and provide the document number that you will present for entry. »

A lecture “Foreign Policy Challenges and the United States – Estonia Relationship” on Monday, February 1 at 15:00-17:00.

The Estonian Foreign Policy Institute organizes the first public lecture by the new U.S. Ambassador to Estonia, H.E. James D. Melville, “Foreign Policy Challenges and the United States – Estonia Relationship” on Monday, February 1 at 15:00-17:00. Following his talk, there will be an opportunity to ask questions and discuss the topic. The talk and the following discussion will be moderated by Mr Lauri Mälksoo, Director of the Estonian Foreign Policy Institute. The event will take place in the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and pre-registration of participants is necessary (kirsika@evi.ee). Please provide the document number that you will present for entry. James D. Melville graduated from Boston University with an honors degree in history, has a J.D. from Rutgers University School of Law, and is a member of the bars of New Jersey and New York.  Ambassador Melville’s most recent […] »

Discussion „Recent Developments in Russian Foreign Policy and Domestic Politics“, 16 December 2015, 15:30-17:00.

„Recent Developments in Russian Foreign Policy and Domestic Politics“, 16 December 2015, 15:30-17:00 The speakers at this discussion event will be Professor Nikolai Petrov (Higher School of Economics; Moscow) and Dr Sergey Utkin (Centre for Situation Analysis, Russian Academy of Sciences; Moscow). Their talks will be chaired by Mr Karmo Tüür, researcher of the Estonian Foreign Policy Institute. The working language will be English. There has been much discussion on the aims of Russian foreign policy after the war in Ukraine and the establishment of the Western-Russian sanction regimes. The war in Syria and the refugee crisis will presumably affect Russia’s relationship with the West as well – but how? Moreover, what is the connection of Russia’s recent foreign policy decisions with its domestic situation and developments? What are the advantages and what are the dangers resulting from recent developments to […] »

A talk by Sir Jim McLay “A Small State at the Big Table. New Zealand Experiences in the United Nations Security Council” on Wednesday, December 9 at 15:30-17:00.

Estonian Foreign Policy Institute organizes a talk by Sir Jim McLay “A Small State at the Big Table. New Zealand Experiences in the United Nations Security Council” on Wednesday, December 9 at 15:30-17:00. Following his talk, there will be an opportunity to ask questions and discuss the topic. The talk and the following discussion will be moderated by Mr Lauri Mälksoo, Director of the Estonian Foreign Policy Institute. The event will take place in the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and pre-registration of participants is necessary (kirsika@evi.ee). Please provide the document number that you will present for entry. Sir Jim McLay  is a Special Envoy for New Zealand Prime Minister John Key on United Nations Security Council matters, Special Adviser to Foreign Affairs Minister  Murray McCully, as well as New Zealand’s representative to the Palestinian Authority.  Sir Jim was until earlier this year […] »

Konverents “Highway or Stairway: The Path Ahead for the Eastern Partnership” 3. detsembril Nordic Hotel Forumis

Eesti Idapartnerluse Keskus, Eesti Välispoliitika Instituut, Rahvusvaheline Kaitseuuringute Keskus ning Euroopa Komisjoni esindus korraldavad 3. detsembril 9.00 – 16.00 konverentsi Highway or Stairway: The Path Ahead for the Eastern Partnership Nordic Hotel Forumis (Viru väljak 3). Töökeeleks on inglise keel. Osalemisest palume teada anda hiljemalt 27. november aadressil http://eceap.eu/en/register-for-events/ Täpsem info ja programm: 3 Dec EaP Conference Programme 2015   »

Ettekandekoosolek „Eesti tegevus ÜRO liikmena“ esmaspäeval, 23. novembril kell 15:00-17:00 Välisministeeriumis

Esmaspäeval, 23. novembril kell 15:00-17:00 toimub Välisministeeriumis ÜRO 70. juubelile pühendatud ettekandekoosolek „Eesti tegevus ÜRO liikmena“. Arutlusele tuleb Eesti panus kolme ÜRO valdkonda – julgeolek, inimõigused ja areng. Avasõnad lausub välisminister Marina Kaljurand ning ettekannetega esinevad endine välisminister Trivimi Velliste teemal „Eesti esindatusest ja tegevusest 1990te alguses“, kolonelleitnant Rein Vaabel „Eesti osalus ÜRO rahuvalves ja Eesti sinikiivrite missioonidest“, Välisministeeriumi nõunik Evelin Loman „Eesti Inimõiguste Nõukogus“ ning Välisministeeriumi lauaülem Argo Kangro „Eesti ECOSOC’is ja kestlik areng“. Üritust modereerib Eesti Välispoliitika Instituudi juhatuse esimees prof Lauri Mälksoo. Ettekannetele järgneb diskussioon. Ettekanded toimuvad eesti keeles. Osalemissoovist palume teada anda aadressil kirsika@evi.ee hiljemalt 20. novembriks. Palume lisada isikut tõendava dokumendi number. Dokument on vajalik Välisministeeriumisse sisenemisel. »

“United Nations at 70: quo vadis?”, a discussion with Mr David M. Malone and Mr Margus Kolga on 15 September 2015

On Tuesday the 15th September 2015, at 16:00-17:30, the Estonian Foreign Policy Institute organizes a discussion at the occasion of the United Nations Organization’s 70th anniversary. The event will take place in the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and pre-registration of participants is necessary (kirsika@evi.ee). Please provide the document number that you will present for entry. The discussants are Mr David M. Malone, UN Under-Secretary General and Rector of the United Nations University which is headquartered in Tokyo, and Mr Margus Kolga, Estonian Ambassador at the UN until the summer of 2015. The discussion will be introduced by Mr Lauri Mälksoo, Director of the Estonian Foreign Policy Institute. The questions that will be discussed include: at what state is the UN in the age of 70? What have been main achievements and failures so far? What are the current biggest problems […] »