OGF 2014 Speakers
The Rt Hon the Lord Patten of Barnes, CH
Chris Patten was born in 1944 and educated at St Benedict’s School, Ealing and Balliol College Oxford. He was Director of the Conservative Research Department (1974-79), MP for Bath (1979-92), Secretary of State for the Environment (1989-1990) and Minister for Overseas Development (1986-89), and Chairman of the Conservative Party (1990-92).
From 1992-97 he was Governor of Hong Kong; and from 1998-99 Chairman of the Independent Commission on Policing in Northern Ireland. He was European Commissioner for External Affairs (1999-2004) and Chairman of the BBC Trust (2011-2014). He is currently the Chancellor of the University of Oxford.
He was made a Companion of Honour in 1998, and a Life Peer in 2005. He has written ‘The Tory Case’, ‘East and West’, ‘Not Quite The Diplomat’ and ‘What Next? – Surviving the 21st Century’.
Previous German Minister of Defence from 1992-1998, Rühe is a member of the European Leadership Network which works to advance the idea of a cooperative and cohesive Europe and to develop collaborative European capacity to address pressing foreign, defence and security policy challenges.
A Member of the German Bundestag from 1976-2005, he was the General Secretary of the CDU from 1989-1992, and Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the German Parliament between 2002-2005.
Since April 2014, he has led the Commission for the Review of Parliamentary Rights in the Mandating of Foreign Bundeswehr Exercises (Kommission zur Überprüfung und Sicherung der Parlamentsrechte bei der Mandatierung von Auslandseinsätzen der Bundeswehr). The objective of the parliamentary commission is to examine the need for legal and political adaptation to current parliamentary laws regarding German foreign military involvement.
PANEL I - CSDP & NATO
Claude-France Arnould is the Chief Executive of the European Defence Agency.
Prior to her current position, Ms. Arnould led the Crisis Management and Planning Directorate (CMPD) at the General Secretariat of the Council of the European Union, between 2009 and 2010, and as Director for Defence Issues at the General Secretariat of the Council of the European Union from 2001 to 2009 (in charge of operations, military capabilities, partnerships and chair of the EU Satellite Centre Board).
Earlier in her career (1998-2001), Ms. Arnould worked as Director of International and Strategic Affairs at the French National Defence General Secretariat .
Ms. Arnould has been "Ministre plénipotentiaire" (French Ministry of Foreign Affairs) since June 2001. She is a former student of the Ecole normale supérieure, and holds an agrégation in Classics and a degree in art and archaeology. Ms. Arnould is a former student of the Ecole Nationale d'Administration (ENA). Claude-France Arnould has been awarded the distinctions of Chevalier de la Légion d'honneur, Officier de l'Ordre National du Mérite and Bundesverdienstkreuz Erster Klasse.
Dr Jamie Shea
Dr Shea is the current NATO Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges.
Prior to his current position, he was NATO Director of Policy Planning from 2005-2010, Deputy Assistant Secretary General for External Relations between 2003-2005, NATO Director of Information and Press from 2000-2003, NATO Spokesperson from 1993-2000, Speechwriter to the Secretary General of NATO and Deputy Head of the Policy Planning Unit from 1988-1991, and Assistant to the Secretary General of NATO for Special projects between 1985-1988 advising the Secretary General on political and military issues and on his public communications strategy.
Among his academic positions and pursuits, he is a Professor at the Collège d’Europe, Bruges, external PhD examiner for the LSE, University of St Andrews, and KCL London, as well as the Chair of the Transatlantic Programme at the University of London and Associate Editor of Europe's World, a Brussels-based journal on international affairs.
He is a Member of the Security and Defence Programme Advisory Board at Chatham House and a Member of the Policy Council at the World Economic Forum.
Peter Watkins CBE
Peter Watkins is the Director General Security Policy of the UK Ministry of Defence.
He is responsible for advising the Secretary of State for Defence on all aspects of the defence contribution to security policy, including multilateral and bilateral defence relations and nuclear policy.
Prior to his present appointment, Peter was Director General of the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom, a world-renowned institution responsible for the education and training of UK military personnel and MOD civil servants in command and staff skills, leadership, acquisition, technology and languages. Previously, Peter was Director Operational Policy from 2008-11; this post is responsible for setting the policy framework for the planning and conduct of UK military operations overseas and in the UK. As Director Typhoon, he was responsible for the overall direction of the programme to deliver and support the RAF’s latest combat aircraft. Before that, from 2004-06, he was Command Secretary of RAF Strike Command (STC) which contained the RAF’s front-line aircraft. In this role, he was the board member responsible for resources (STC had an annual budget of about £2bn), civilian personnel and corporate services. He played a leading role in preparing the merger of Strike Command and Personnel & Training Command in 2007. Peter was Private Secretary to the Defence Secretary from 2001-03.
Peter was educated at Peterhouse, Cambridge University, where he studied History and Political Philosophy. He is an ancien of the NATO Defense College (1993-94); and was a Fellow at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University for the 2006-07 academic year. He is a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society, a Liveryman of the Coachmakers’ Company and a Member of the Institute of Directors.
Roderich Kiesewetter MdB
Roderich Kiesewetter is the CDU/CSU Party Spokesperson for Foreign Affairs, Member of the German Parliament for Aalen-Heidenhem and a former Colonel in the Bundeswehr.
A recipient of the Heusinger Prize at the the Führungsakademie der Bundeswehr, Kiesewetter is a former member of the German General Staff and has been posted in the European Council, the NATO Headquarters in Brussels and Mons as well as in the German Ministry of Defence. From 2006 to 2009 he was Head of the Offices of the then Chiefs of Staff of the Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe, Rainer Schuwirth and Karl-Heinz Lather in Brunssum, Belgium. In 2009 he served in the Rapid Reaction Forces Operations Command (Kommando operative Führung Eingreifkräfte), until being elected a member of the Bundestag.
Kiesewetter is the CDU/CSU Party Representative for Foreign Affairs as well as the CDU/CSU Representative in the Bundestag Commission into NSA Espionage. He is also currently a member of the Defence Committee, Commission for Conflict Resolution and Civilian Crisis Prevention, and the Commission for Disarmament, Arms Control and Non-Proliferation.
He was a member of the German Delegation to the Inter-Parliamentary Conference on the Common Foreign and Security Policy and the Common Security and Defence Policy and is President of the Bundeswehr Reservist Association.
Dr Hartmut mayer
Dr Mayer is Fellow and Lecturer in Politics and International Relations at St. Peter`s College, University of Oxford.
His main academic interests are international relations, diplomatic history, German and EU politics, international relations theory, EU-Asia, European responses to Rising Powers and Comparative Regionalism. Recent publications include works on EU External Relations, German-British Relations, and on the ethical foundations of EU external affairs.
He is currently a member of the Academic Council of the EUROPAEUM and involved with a larger Oxford based research programme on "Rethinking Europe in a Non-European World (RENEW)".
He is a regular political consultant at Oxford Analytica and prior to academia worked as a journalist with North German Radio, SAT1, the German Press Agency in New York and as a politics writer with Sueddeutsche Zeitung and DIE ZEIT.
He studied History and Politics at the Free University of Berlin before undertaking graduate studies in International Relations at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy (Tufts University), at Harvard University and Cambridge University (Gonville and Caius College). He received his doctorate in International Relations from St. Antony's College, University of Oxford.
PANEL 2 - INTELLIGENCE & CYBER SECURITY
Dr Anthony Glees (chair)
Dr Glees MA MPhil DPhil (Oxford) is professor of Politics at the University of Buckingham and directs its Centre for Security and Intelligence Studies (BUCSIS).
He has a specialist concern with Security and Intelligence issues and has written and lectured on aspects of the history of British intelligence, on the Stasi, on Islamism, on terrorism and counter-terrorism, on subversion in western democracies both today and in the past. He takes a particular interest in European Union and German affairs and contemporary history. He is the author of six books and a member of the international advisory boards of the Centre for Policing, Intelligence and Counter-Terrorism at Macquarie University, Australia, the Asia-Pacific Foundation in London, the Research Institute for European and American Studies in Athens, Greece and the Oxford Intelligence Group.
Since 2002 he has been an expert consultant on security issues to the European Ideas Network, a think-tank attached to the EPP-ED Group in the European Parliament. He is a member of the Editorial Board of Intelligence and National Security and The Journal for Policing, Intelligence and Counter-Terrorism. He was the advisor to the War Crimes Inquiry in the Home Office (1988-90) and his work on the Stasi was debated in Parliament on 21 December 1999. He has also worked for the head of Current Affairs at BBC TV (1987-88).
Dr Steve Marsh
Dr Marsh is former co-author of the UK Government's first Cyber Security Strategy and current Visiting Professor at the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom.
Former Deputy Director of the Office for Cyber Security & Information Assurance (OSCIA), Dr Marsh joined the Office of Cyber Security in the Cabinet Office at its start up in September 2009.
He was Director of the Central Sponsor for Information Assurance from its formation in October 2002 until July 2006. Prior to this, he was Director of Security Policy in the Office of the e-Envoy, responsible for establishing a common framework for the security of electronic government systems.
He has over 20 years experience in security and IT within the public sector, and was the winner of the European Information Security Award 2005 for excellence in the field of policy.
Dr. Daniela Haarhuis
Dr Daniela Haarhuis is lawyer with Haarhuis & Haarhuis Rechtsanwälte and a previous consultant in security policy at the German Federal Chancellery.
In her role in the Federal Chancellery, she dealt with nuclear weapons and missile programs as well as organized crime. In addition, she is an expert in the security policy of Russia and Eastern Europe focussing on the Ukraine and European refugee protection within the context of the European Border Agency FRONTEX.
Prior to this, she worked abroad at the German Chamber of Industry and Commerce in Tokyo, UNESCO in Paris, the International Court of Justice in The Hague, and a criminal defense lawyer in Munich.
Her research interests include international and European law, criminal law, human rights, international relations and security policy. She has also published a number of articles particularly in relation to terrorism and human rights issues (some of which have appeared under her maiden name, Daniela Gotzel).
From 1997 to 2002 Dr. Haarhuis was a fellow of the Evangelisches Studienwerk Villigst (national scholarship program). She is a member of Amnesty International, the Körber Network Foreign Policy, the Young Leaders Program of the Atlantik Brücke and the Munich Young Leaders Program (Munich Security Conference). In 2014, Dr. Haarhuis attended the Munich Security Conference as a Munich Young Leader. In May / June 2014, she participated in the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore at the invitation of the Körber Foundation and the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS).
Col Graham Fairclough (Retd)
Graham Fairclough is a Research Associate at the University of Oxford's Changing Character of War Programme and a DPhil candidate in Cyber Security.
Prior to taking his research position in 2013, Graham was the Chief of Staff to the UK's Chief of Defence Intelligence. Throughout his military career he served in intelligence, counter intelligence and security appointments at the tactical to strategic levels of operation in a number of theatres that included Northern Ireland, Belize, Bosnia, Cyprus, Iraq and on secondment to the UK National Intelligence Agency.
His research interests cover policy implications on the future operating environment from a cyber security perspective, the production of intelligence in the cyber age and how cyber security events are understood and evaluated by policy makers.
PANEL 3 - EUROPEAN NEIGHBOURHOOD
Professor Kalypso Nicolaïdis (chair)
Professor Nicolaïdis is Professor of International Relations and Director of the Centre for International Studies at the University of Oxford.
She was previously associate professor at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. She is chair of Southeastern European Studies at Oxford and Council member of the European Council of Foreign Relations. In 2012-2013, she was Emile Noel-Straus Senior Fellow at NYU Law School (2012-2013). In 2008-2010, she was a member of the Gonzales reflection group on the future of Europe 2030 set up by the European Council. She also served as advisor on European affairs to George Papandreou in the 90s and early 2000s, the Dutch government in 2004, the UK government, the European Parliament, the European Commission, OECD and UNCTAD.
She has published widely on international relations, global governance, trade ethics, law and democracy promotion, as well as the internal and external aspects of European integration in numerous journals including Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, The Journal of Common Market Studies, Journal of European Public Policy and International Organization. Her last books are Special Issue on Normative Power Europe (in the journal Conflict and Cooperation) and European Stories: Intellectual Debates on Europe in National Context (OUP, 2010).
Ambassador Ihor Dolhov
Ambassador Dolhov is the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine in Belgium, Luxembourg and to NATO.
Graduating in 1980 with a PhD in linguistics, Ambassador Dolhov has served in various roles in the Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Taking up his current post in 2010, he was previously Ambassador at Large at the Department for Information Policy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine and between 2008-2009, he was the Head of the Main Directorate for Foreign Policy, Secretariat of President of Ukraine, and in 2000-2001 the Deputy Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
He has served as Ukrainian Ambassador to Germany, between 2006-2008, and to Turkey, 2002-2004.
Carl Hartzell is a Senior Policy Advisor in the Strategic Planning Division in the European External Action Service, focusing on Eastern European affairs.
He is the former Advisor to the High Representative of the European Union
for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Vice-President of the European Commission, Baroness Catherine Ashton. During his time as a a member of Baroness Ashton's Cabinet, Carl was responsible for the European Union's Eastern Partnership (EaP), the leading EU policy initiative to forge closer ties with non-EU member states in Eastern Europe and the South Caucasus.
Prior to this, he has worked as Foreign Policy Adviser to EU High Representative Javier Solana, adviser to the Chair of the EU Political and Security Committee and Swedish representative to the Political and Security Committee, and Senior Policy Analyst at the European External Action Service. Before that he took part in the negotiations on the Amsterdam Treaty of the EU at the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs in Stockholm.
Previous experience includes time at the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Defence, the Swedish Armed Forces, as well as researcher at the Stockholm Institute for East European Economies and Visiting Professor at the University of Wyoming.
Dr Bastian Giegerich
Dr Bastian Giegerich is a political scientist specialising in national security and regional defence issues.
Dr Giegerich is Consulting Senior Fellow for European Security at the International Institute for Strategic Studies and a Policy Advisor at the German Ministry of Defence.
He joined the IISS on a post-doctoral fellowship on European defence issues funded by Compagnia di San Paolo, Riksbankens Jubileumsfond and the Volkswagen Foundation, and has since conducted work supported by EADS, the European Commission, the European Defence Agency, the Fritz Thyssen Foundation, NATO’s Public Diplomacy Division and Northrop Grumman.
He is also a contributor to the IISS’s Military Balance and Strategic Survey. A graduate of the University of Potsdam (Germany), he was a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Maryland (US), a Research Associate at the National Defense University in Washington DC and a Project Manager at the Aspen Institute Berlin. Dr Giegerich obtained his PhD at the London School of Economics, where he also taught in the Department for International Relations.
His latest publications include 'The Armed Forces: Towards a Post-Interventionist Era?' (edited with Gerhard Kummel, 2013, Springer VS) and 'Strategic Cultures in Europe: Security and Defence Policies Across the Continent' (edited with Heiko Biehl and Alexandra Jonas, 2013, Springer VS).
Jonathan Scheele is former Head of the European Commission's Representation in the UK and current European Studies Centre Visiting Fellow 2012-2014 and South East European Studies Centre (SEESOX) Research Associate.
Jonathan served as a European Commission official from 1974 until 2012; his last posting before his retirement was as Head of the European Commission’s Representation in the UK. During his time in the Commission, Jonathan dealt with a wide range of issues, including industrial policy, trade policy, international relations, enlargement and transport.
From 2001 to 2006, Jonathan was Head of the European Commission’s Delegation in Romania and, from 2007 to 2010, Director for Transport Infrastructure Policy and Financing. From 1999-2001, he was Head of Division for Southeast Asia in the Directorate-General for External Relations, European Commission, Brussels.
Jonathan held the first EU Visiting Fellowship at St Antony’s in 2009-2010. His research interests cover developments in the Balkans and he will be carrying out a comparative study of Romania’s and Poland’s experiences in utilising the potential offered by their accession to the EU. Jonathan will also be researching on the UK’s long term relationship with the EU.
Craig Oliphant OBE
Craig Oliphant is a Senior Research Associate at the Foreign Policy
He also works as a policy advisor at the London-based NGO
Saferworld. Until the end of 2010 Craig spent a number of years in the
British diplomatic service and was Head of the Eastern Research Group at
the Foreign Office dealing with Russia and Eastern Europe.
From 1996 to 1999, he was Senior Advisor to the OSCE High Commissioner on
National Minorities based in The Hague. Previously, he worked for a number
of years at RMA Sandhurst, at the Conflict Studies Research Centre, during
which time he was also attached for two years to NATO HQ in Brussels as an
advisor on East/Central European Affairs, in the Private Office of the NATO
Secretary General. In the early 1980s, Craig was a research analyst on
Russian/Soviet affairs at Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty in Munich.
He holds an MA Honours degree in Modern Languages from the University
of St Andrews. Since June 2014, he has taken on an additional role
as the UK independent expert on the Council of Europe Advisory
Committee for the FCNM (Framework Convention on National Minorities).
He was awarded the OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in June 2011