National Security: Fit-for-purpose or Outdated Concept?

Wed, 2017-11-22 17:00 - 19:00

A panel discussion on National Security with views of senior experts from the United Kingdom, Germany and France. 


National Security: fit-for-purpose or outdated concept?

Wednesday, November 22, 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Amphitheater Chapsal, 27 rue Saint-Guillaume
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A panel discussion with:

Sir Peter Ricketts, former National Security Advisor to the Prime Minister, United Kingdom

Dr Joachim Bertele, Deputy Director General for Foreign, Security and Development Policy, Federal Chancellery, Germany

Jean-Claude Cousseran, former Director General of France's External Intelligence Agency

The discussion will introduced by Enrico Letta, Dean of PSIA, moderated by Philippe Hayez, scientific advisor of the Intelligence Studies concentration program at PSIA, with concluding remarks by Martin Briens, Chief of Staff to the French Minister of Defense.

Many European countries, but not all, are now using the “national security” concept to devise and plan their foreign, defense and security policy. France and the United Kingdom in particular have adopted it less than 10 years ago. What is really behind this encompassing concept? In the age of terrorism and globalization, is it really valid? The panel discussion will benefit from the views of British, French and German senior experts to answer these questions.


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