The Russian government’s interference operations pose a national security threat to democracies across the transatlantic space. Understanding the patterns and evolution of these operations over the past two decades is critical to combatting them. Please join the Alliance for Securing Democracy (ASD), an initiative housed at the German Marshall Fund of the United States, for a presentation of initial findings from a new interactive tool that enables such analysis.

Polak room, Residence Palace, Rue de la Loi 155, 1040 Brussels – December 10, 2018, 9-10:30am. RSVP here

Speakers include:

Julian King

Sir Julian King was appointed Commissioner for Security Union on the 19th September 2016. He joined the Foreign & Commonwealth Office in 1985. He has held various positions, including: UK Ambassador to France (2016); Director General Economic & Consular (2014); DG of the Northern Ireland Office London and Belfast (2011); UK Ambassador to Ireland (2009); EU Commission Chef de Cabinet to Commissioner for Trade (2008); UK Representative on EU Political and Security Committee, (2004). Sir Julian is a graduate of Oxford University. He was awarded the KCVO in 2014; CVO in 2011 and CMG in 2006.

Carmen Romero

Ms. Carmen Romero is Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Public Diplomacy at NATO. She joined the organization in May 2004 as Deputy Spokesperson and Head of Press and Media, a position she held for 12 years. She has also been Acting NATO Spokesperson, including during the Russia-Georgia conflict in August 2008. Prior to this, Carmen had a long career as the Foreign Affairs Correspondent for EFE News Agency based at the United Nations in Geneva, Moscow, and Paris. From 2001 to 2004 she was the Defence and Foreign Affairs Correspondent for EFE News Agency to the European Union and NATO. During that period, she was also special envoy to Iraq and Afghanistan.

Laura Rosenberger

Ms. Laura Rosenberger is director of the Alliance for Securing Democracy and a senior fellow at The German Marshall Fund of the United States. She was previously foreign policy advisor for Hillary for America, where she coordinated development of the campaign’s national security policies, messaging, and strategy. Prior to that, she served in a range of positions at the State Department and the White House’s National Security Council (NSC). As chief of staff to Deputy Secretary of State Tony Blinken and earlier as then-Deputy National Security Advisor Blinken’s senior advisor, she counseled on the full range of national security policy. In her role at the NSC, she also managed the interagency Deputies Committee, the U.S. government’s senior-level interagency decision-making forum on our country’s most pressing national security issues.

H.E. Mr. Bojan Šarkić

Ambassador Šarkić is the Permanent Representative of Montenegro to the EU. He previously held an office as State Secretary at the Ministry of Defence. Prior to that, he worked in Brussels as an Acting Chief of Mission to the EU and NATO. Back in July of 2006 Ambassador Šarkić organized the first visit of representatives of NATO Headquarters to Montenegro. In the same year, he received on behalf of Montenegro an invitation letter from NATO’s then general secretary for Montenegrin membership in the partnership for peace.

Marietje Schaake

Ms. Marietje Schaake has been serving as a Member of the European Parliament for the Dutch Democratic Party (D66) with the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE) political group since 2009. She serves on the International Trade committee and is the spokesperson for the ALDE Group on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). Schaake also serves on the committee on Foreign Affairs and the Subcommittee on Human Rights. She is the founder of the European Parliament Intergroup on the Digital Agenda for Europe. Furthermore, Marietje Schaake is the Vice-President of the US Delegation and serves on the Iran Delegation and the Delegation for the Arab peninsula. She was a Member of the Global Commission on Internet Governance and is a Young Global Leader and a Member of the Global Future Council on Future of Digital Economy and Society with the WEF.

Analyzing Russian Interference Operations Across Time and Space: Launch of a New Interactive Tool - EUROPE hosted by Alliance for Securing Democracy