Loengud

PUBLIC LECTURES: 

2017:

  • Peter Burian, European Union Special Representative for Central Asia
    EU – Central Asia Strategy – 10 years of cooperation and partnership for sustainable development (04.04.17)
  • Kunihiko Miyake, President of the Foreign Policy Institute, a private think-tank in Tokyo
    Japanese diplomacy towards Russia (13.02.17)

2016:

  • Sir Robert Cooper, British diplomat, strategist and author on foreign policy issues
    Brexit and the Future of the EU (29.08.16)
  • Margus Solnson, DSC/DHM, EU Delegation to Tajikistan
    The Development of the Security Situation in Cental Asia: Emerging Challenges for the EU Countries (21.07.16)
  • José M. de Areilza Carvajal, Professor of Law and Jean Monnet Chair at ESADE in Barcelona &
    Secretary General of the Aspen Institute Spain

    The reinvention of the European Union (11.04.16)
  • Ichiro Fujisaki, former Japanese Ambassador to the US
    Changing Asia – A Japanese view (16.03.16)
  • H.E. Mr. Mikheil Janelidze, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia
    Georgia’s European and Euro-Atlantic Integration (09.02.16)
  • H.E. Mr James D. Melville, U.S. Ambassador to Estonia
    Foreign Policy Challenges and the United States – Estonia Relationship (01.02.16)

2015:

  • Nikolai Petrov, Professor of the Moscow Higher School of Economics and
    Sergey Utkin, Centre for Situation Analysis, Russian Academy of Sciences
    Recent Developments in Russian Foreign Policy and Domestic Politics (15.12.15)
  • Sir Jim McLay, Special Envoy for New Zealand Prime Minister on United Nations Security Council matters
    A Small State at the Big Table. New Zealand Experiences in the United Nations Security Council (09.12.15)
  • David M. Malone, UN Under-Secretary General and Rector of the United Nations University and
    Margus Kolga, Estonian Ambassador at the UN
    United Nations at 70: quo vadis? (15.09.15) 
  • Harinder Sekhon, Senior Fellow at the Vivekananda International Foundation
    India-US-China-Russia relations in the wake of an assertive China (24.04.15)
  • Antoine Vauchez, Sorbonne’s Professor 
    Does France still have a European project (and does it matter)? (20.03.15)

2014:

  • Gerd Koenen, German Publicist and Historian
    German Russian-complex and Ukrainian Crisis. History and Present (27.11.14)
  • Kaupo Känd, Senior Adviser to the OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities in The Hague
    The Creation of the Eurasian Economic Union  and Recent Developments in Ukraine (25.07.14)
  • Michael Roth, Minister of State for Europe at the Federal Foreign Office
    Germany and Estonia – Common Challenges, Shared Values (08.07.14)
  • Hans-Joachim Giessmann, Berghof Foundation
     The Evolution of German Views in the Ukraine-Russia Conflict (15.05.14)
  • Uffe Ellemann-Jensen, Chairman, Baltic Development Forum
    New Challenges for the Baltic Sea Region (02.04.14)

2013:

  • Dimitris Avramopoulos, Foreign Minister of Greece
    Greece’s geostrategic role in South Eastern Europe and the Eastern Mediterranean  (01.02.13)

2012:

  • Lucinda Creighton, Minister for European Affairs, Republic of Ireland
    Ireland’s priorities for its Presidency of the European Union. (31.10.12)
  • David Lidington, UK Minister for Europe
    (03.07.12)
  • Nikola Poposki, Foreign Minister of Macedonia
    Macedonia on the road to NATO and EU: Knocking on the open doors.(02.09.12)

2011:

  • Andrew A. Michta, Senior Transatlantic Fellow, German Marshall Fund of the United States
    Transatlantic relations and US security policy priorities. (12.20.11)
  • Seiichiro Takagi, Japan Institute of International Affairs
    Twenty-First Century Statecraft.
    Motohiro Tsuchiya, Keio University
    Cybersecurity and Japan.
    Narushige Michishita, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies
    North Korea’s nuclear development. (11.29.11)
  • Egemen Bagis, Turkish Minister for EU Affairs and Chief Negotiator
    Turkey and the EU. (11.11.11)
  • Alec Ross, senior advisor on innovation to US Secretary of State Clinton
    Twenty-First Century Statecraft. (10.24.11)
  • Vladimir Filat Prime Minister of Moldova
    Moldova’s European integration and the Transnistrian question. (10.20.11)
  • Heather Conley, Center for Strategic and International Studies
    Russian Soft Power in the 21st Century. (09.07.11)
  • Sayyid Badr bin Hamad Albusaidi, Secretary-General, Foreign Ministry, Oman.
    Developments in the Arab Peninsula. (06.16.11)
  • Laurent Wauquiez, French Minister of EU Affairs, Christophe Destais, analyst CEPII, and Patrick Allard, French MFA
    The G20 and global challenges. (06.16.11)
  • Mihhail Kasjanov, former Prime Minister of Russia
    Where is Russia heading? (02.08.11)

2010:

  • Yaşar Yakiş, Chairman of the EU Affairs Committee of the Turkish Parliament and former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkey
    Turkey, the EU and its Neighbourhood. (10.05.10)
  • George Perkovich, Vice-President, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
    New Strategies for Non-proliferation. (06.04.10)
  • Baldur Thorhallsson, Professor, University of Iceland
    David against Goliath: How can a small state strengthen its position? – The case of Iceland. (06.01.10)
  • Paul Collier, Professor, University of Oxford
    The Bottom Billion: why some societies remain poor and what can be done to bring prosperity. (05.22.10)
  • H.E. Ilham Alijev, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan
    (04.07.10)
  • Egemen Bagis, Turkish Minister for EU Affairs and Chief Negotiator
    The EU membership process of Turkey and the importance of Turkey for the EU. (02.25.10)
  • Hanifullah Ghulamrasool, Provincial Advisor, Nangarhar Afghanistan Stabilization Program;
    Esmatullah Haidary, Deputy Director, Afghan Development Association;
    Amanullah Jawad, Director, Norwegian Project Office – Rural Rehabilitation Association for Afghanistan

    The perspective of Afghan NGOs. (02.04.10)
  • Mikheil Saakashvili, President of Georgia
    The challenges facing Georgia. (01.21.10)

2009:

  • Prof. Hideshi Takesada, Director, Japanese National Institute for Defence Studies
    North Korea’s nuclear ambitions. (11.10.2009)
  • Alain Délétroz, Vice-President (Europe), International Crisis Group
    Conflict prevention in the Caucasus and Central Asia. (10.26.09)
  • Ian Anthony, Stockholm International Peace Research Institute
    The Future of Nuclear Weapons in NATO. (09.08.09)
  • Grigol Vashadze, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Georgia
    The Foreign Policy Priorities of Georgia. (08.25.09)
  • Nadeem Riyaz, Ambassador of Pakistan
    Recent developments in Pakistan. (06.18.09)
  • Prof. Stephen Farnsworth, George Mason University
    President Obama and the US Media. (06.04.09)
  • Markku Reimaa, Finnish Ministry of Foreign Affairs
    Helsinki Catch: the European security accords 1975. (05.18.09)
  • H.E. Dr. Valdis Zatlers, President of Latvia
    Beyond 2009: A View From Latvia. (04.08.09)
  • Dr. Soner Cagaptay, Washington Institute
    Turkey’s EU Accession: How Long is the Journey? (01.13.09)
  • Prof. Frederick Shiels, Mercy College, New York
    Surprises in the Obama Foreign Policy Future. (01.12.09)

2008:

  • Sir Stephen Brown and Jim Hoare, UK Foreign Office
    North Korea and Singapore: Two Asian Enigmas. (11.21.08)
  • Pekka Haavisto, Former EU Special Representative for Sudan
    The situation in Sudan and Darfur. (09.05.08)
  • Dr Angela Merkel, the Federal Chancellor of Germany
    (08.26.08)
  • Mirek Topolánek, Prime Minister of the Czech Republic
    The Czech Republic and Estonia natural allies in Europe in the 21st century.(05.06.08)
  • The venerable Sayadaw U Pannya Vamsa, Chairman of the International Burmese Monks Organization, and Maureen Aung-Thwin, Open Society Institute
    Developments in Burma. (04.11.08)
  • Manuel Lobo Antunes, Secretary of State for European Affairs, Portugal, and Alfonso Díez Torres, Director-General for Coordination and Integration, Spanish Foreign Ministry 
    The Future of the Euro-Mediterranean Cooperation. (04.04.08)
  • David Usupashvili, Chairman, Republican Party of Georgia
    The view from the Georgian opposition. (03.11.08)

2007:

  • Takekazu Kawamura, Japanese Ambassadors to the EU
    EU-Japan relations. (10.16.07)
  • Dinko Dinkov, Professor, University of National and World Economy, Sofia & Krassimir Nikolov, Professor, Varna Free University
    Bulgaria as a EU foreign policy player: Role in the Western Balkans and the Eastern Neighbourhood. (10.01.07)
  • Stephen Krasner, Professor, Stanford University
    The challenges facing US foreign policy makers. (09.27.07)
  • Peter Balazs, Professor, Central European University, Budapest
    Can new democracies in Eastern Europe be sustained without the EU-perspective? (05.24.07)
  • Yasar Qatarneh, Director, Regional Centre on Conflict Prevention, Jordan Institute of Diplomacy
    The changing security context in the Mediterranean (04.03.2007)
  • Stanley Sloan, Director of the Atlantic Community Initiative
    “Transatlantic relations and future of NATO” (02.20.2007)
  • Nikola Gruevski, Prime Minister of Macedonia
    “The Vision of the Republic of Macedonia for more Dynamic Economic Development and Integration in the Euro-Atlantic Structures”(01.30.2007)

2006:

  • Ali Babacan, Chief Negotiator of Turkey for European Union Affairs
    Türgi ja Euroopa Liit (12.06.06)
  • Indrek Luukas, Honorary Consul of Kazakhstan
    Eesti võimlused ja roll ELi Kesk-Aasia strateegia kujundamisel (11.24.06)
  • José Ignacio Torreblanca, Elcano Royal Institute for International and Strategic Studies & Madalena Resende, Portuguese Institute for International Affairs
    Spain and Portugal 20 years in the European Union: Experiences and Lessons. (10.28.06)
  • Esko Antola, Professor, University of Turku
    Baltic Sea Region – An Emerging European Region. (10.26.06)
  • Raphael Israeli, Professor, Hebrew University, Jerusalem
    What happened to Oslo and the peace process? (09.26.06)
  • Murat Bilhan, Chairman, Centre for Strategic Research, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Turkey
    Turkey: Gateway to Europe. (06.05.06)
  • Jim Cloos, Director for General Political Affairs at the Council of the European Union
    Quo vadis CFSP. (05.04.06)
  • Heikki Talvitie, EU Special Representative to the Southern Caucasus
    The EU’s role in the Southern Caucasus. (05.02.06)
  • Vytatutas Landsbergis, Member of European Parliament (Lithuania)
    Baltic-Russian relations. (03.03.06)
  • Jean-Jacques Subernat, French Ambassador (retired)
    Global challenges and the EU. (02.23.06)

2005:

  • Serafim Urechean, President of “Our Moldova Alliance”,
    Moldova’s road to the EU. (10.14.05)
  • Dr Heinz Timmermann, Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik,
    German-Russian relations. (08.24.05)
  • Graham Avery, Director of Strategy, Coordination and Analysis, External Relations Directorate-General, European Commission
    The European External Action Service. (06.10.05)
  • Denis Badré, Senator, France
    The Constitutional Treaty: The Future Challenges for the European Union.(05.23.05)
  • Marc Perrin de Brichambaut, Director of Strategic Affairs, French Ministry of Defence
    The responsibility of Europeans in current and future crisis management: the French view. (04.15.05)
  • Bernard R. Bot, Foreign Minister of the Netherlands
    Estonia, the Netherlands and our common European Future. (03.07.05)

2004:

  • Jozef Oleksy, Speaker of the Polish Parliament
    European Values and the Future of Europe. (11.09.04)
  • Richard Jenseni, Professor of the University of Illinois 
    The US presidential elections. (10.12.04)
  • Claudie Haigneré, French Minister of European Affairs
    the Lisabon Strategy and EU competitiveness. (10.08.04)
  • Michele Alliot-Marie, French Minister of Defence
    L’Europe de la défense et l’OTAN: compétition ou complémentarité?(07.23.04)
  • David M. Malone, President of the International Peace Academy
    The US, the EU, the UN and Iraq: A Potent Brew. (06.25.04)
  • John S. Micgiel, Professor of Columbia University
    The USA and ‘New’ Europe. (05.26.04)
  • Anders Åslund, Senior Associate, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
    Russia’s Future. (04.27.04)

2003:

  • Jacques Simonet, Belgium Secretary of State
    A perspective for the European Union with 25 members. (11.07.03)
  • Michael Hennessy, Royal Military College of Canada professor
    Canada-US crossborder security after 9-11. (04.25.03)
  • Melanie Johnson, British Minister of Trade for Competition
    Reforming Europe’s Economy. (02.13.03)
  • Gary Troeller, UNHCR Baltic and Nordic representative
    UNHCR: overview of key policy and asylum issues, and global operations.(02.05.03)

2002:

  • Mauno Koivisto, former President of Finland
    The Idea of Russia. (11.27.02)
  • Igor Leshukov, Director, Institute of International Affairs, St. Petersburg
    The Foreign Policy Priorities of Putin’s Russia. (11.13.02)
  • Dennis MacShane, British Minister for Europe
    Europe – where next? A personal vision. (11.07.02)
  • Mei Zhaorong, Director of the Chinese People’s Institute of Foreign Affairs
    China’s Development & Foreign Policy. (09.13.02)
  • Erkki Tuomioja, Finnish Foreign Minister
    Small States and the Management of Globalization. (08.27.02)
  • Kim Traavik, Norwegian Secretary of State
    NATO – taking on new security challenges. (08.26.02)
  • Artem Malgin, Moscow State Institute of International Relations
    Russian-EU relations within European politics. (05.31.02)
  • Andrew Michta, Professor, Rhodes College, USA
    Lessons from the 1999 Round of NATO Enlargement. (05.13.02)
  • Pat Cox, President of the Euroopean Parliament
    EU enlargement and the Future of Europe. (04.15.02)
  • Klaus Kinkel, ex-Foreign Minister of Germany
    The Baltic States on their way into EU and NATO and Russia’s future relations with the West. (04.11.02)
  • Tonino Picula, Croatian Foreign Minister
    Croatia and EU and NATO Enlargement Processes. (04.03.02)
  • Janos Martonyi, Hungarian Foreign Minister
    The future of the EU from the perspective of small states. (03.14.02)
  • Jean-Jacques Subrenat, Ambassador of France
    The debate on the future of Europe. (01.25.02)

2001:

  • Charles Grant, Director of the Centre for European Reform, London
    The EU in 2010 – an optimistic vision of the future. (11.09.01)
  • Rudolf Scharping, German Minister of Defence
    Regionale Kooperation und globale Sicherheit. (11.02.01)
  • Fernando Carderera, Ambassador of Spain
    Priorities for Spanish presidency in the EU and Spanish views on the enlargement. (09.21.01)
  • Benelux Ambassadors to NATO, Thierry de Gruben, Nicolaas Biegman and Jean-Jacques Kasel
    The NATO enlargement debate. (09.06.01)
  • Jozef Stank, Slovak Defence Minister
    Slovakia on the way to NATO. (09.04.01)
  • Lord Roper, House of Lords, UK 
    The New Agenda for European Security in the 21’st century. (09.03.01)
  • Jacques Chirac, President of France, and Lennart Meri, President of  Estonia
    Bonjour l’Estonie. (07.28.01)
  • Frank de Grave, Netherlands Defence Minister
    European Security: The Dutch Perspective. (07.04.01)
  • Espen Barth Eide, Norwegian Secretary of State
    Euro-Atlantic security policy challenges seen from the Norwegian perspective. (06.21.01)
  • Jordi Pujol, President of the Generalitat of Catalonia
    Language, Culture and Small Nations in the European Union. (06.21.01)
  • Jean-Bertrand Ouvrieu, Personal Representative of the French Minister of Defence
    European Security: The French Perspective. (03.21.01)