The 2020 Seminar

The 2020 Seminar

Topic
CHINA – FUTURE THREAT OR PARTNER?

Date
From Saturday, 22 Feb. 2020, 12 pm.

until Tuesday, 25 Feb. 2020, 2 pm.

 

Registration

The Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (USA) for East Asia, Mary Beth Morgan, presented a testimony before the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission that helps us understand our Seminar’s theme for 2020:

“China’s leaders have set major economic and political milestones for 2021, 2035, and 2049 in the lead up to the 100th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China. China’s military ambitions are linked to these milestones. By 2035, China’s military leaders seek to complete military modernization and by 2049, they have characterized their goal as becoming a “world-class” military. In this regard, China’s efforts are designed with a clear purpose in mind: to displace the United States in the Indo-Pacific region; to expand the reaches of its state-driven economic model; and to reorder the region in its favor.”

So can we see China’s Master Plan as becoming a global military threat in the years to come? What will today’s NATO young reservists have to deal with in the decades to come? How can we better prepare these future NATO reserve forces leaders to understand and prepare themselves for the world order of tomorrow?

During the 2020 CIOR Seminar (Bonn, Germany, February 22 to February 25) these questions will be addressed and we will attempt to answer them. 

The overall event structure will be

1) Introduction
2) Chinese Ambition
3) Regional Conflicts
4) Impact for NATO

Arrival and event registration is scheduled for Saturday noon. The full event tickets include all meals and lodging from Saturday lunch until Tuesday lunch.

Please click for registration and additional information CIOR 2020 Seminar.

Impressions

Courtesy of Henry Plimack (2015)

Professor Nicolai Petro
Courtesy of Henry Plimack (2015)

Courtesy of Henry Plimack (2014)

Courtesy of Henry Plimack (2015)

Courtesy of Henry Plimack (2015)

Courtesy of Henry Plimack (2015)

Courtesy of Henry Plimack (2015)

Courtesy of Henry Plimack (2014)

Courtesy of Henry Plimack (2015)

Courtesy of Henry Plimack (2014)

Courtesy of Henry Plimack (2015)

Courtesy of Henry Plimack (2015)

Courtesy of Henry Plimack (2015)

Courtesy of Henry Plimack (2015)

Testimonials

“It is great to bring CIOR and the business together so that both can learn from each other and the CIOR seminar provides an excellent opportunity.”

Jörg Andrioff

Senior Vice-President Global Network Management, DHL

“The participants in the seminar were outstanding in all respects. As a presenter, I appreciated their willingness to participate in a discussion with me, rather than just listening to my cyber lecture […]”

Captain Alfred R. Turner

USN, Military Professor, Joint Military Operations, US Naval War College

“[…] a timely and relevant ‘thinking forum’ that helps NATO professionals ask the right types of National Security questions, irrespective of specific discipline. A diverse group of NATO military professionals are now better equipped to tackle difficult disaster and contingency planning endeavors and directly impact Allied preparedness and resilience. It was a pleasure and honor to participate in CIOR Seminar.”

Colonel Joel Winton

USAFR, Chief, International Engagements, Pentagon

“[…] CIOR 2016 was both intellectually stimulating whilst also creating a spirit of camraderie. Indeed on both these counts I found my attendance at the conference extremely useful. Intellectual insights from the conference provided me with fresh impetus to finish a book on Islamic State […].”

Professor Hussein Solomon

Department of Political Studies and Governance, University of the Free State, Republic of South Africa

“A sign of an excellent workshop is when speakers learn as much from their audience as vice versa. This was my experience of the 2016 winter CIOR seminar in Bonn. […] It really rewards all participants.”

Associate Professor Andrew Mumford

School of Politics and International Relations, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom

“I had the pleasure of participating in the 2015 CIOR Seminar in Koenigswinter […]. I have kept in touch with several of the participants since then, and can recommend this forum as one of the most valuable for the study of security issues in a European context.”

Professor Nicolai Petro

Department of Political Science, Washburn Hall, University of Rhode Island, USA

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