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    • Invitation to the lecture by Jirgi Sedivi, NATO Assistant Secretary General

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    • Date: 12 May 2010
      Centre for Civil-Military Relations invites you to the discussion with Ambassador Jirgi Sedivi, NATO Assistant Secretary General for defence policy and planning, to be held on Wednesday, May 19th 2010 from 4 p.m. on the Faculty of Political Science (FPS) of the University of Belgrade (Jove Ilića Street 165) in Classroom nr. 1. Discussion is organized by the Centre for Civil-Military Relations and FPS with the support of the Czech Embassy in Belgrade, contact embassy of NATO.

      Main topic of the discussion will be NATO’s strategic concept, to be adopted in autumn 2010 on the Lisbon summit, and therefore presenting the mission of the organization, alongside with the analysis of the key threats and priorities. This discussion will be organized only days after the group of experts, named by NATO Secretary General is to present results of the consultations with the member governments, civil society organizations, business sector and academic community that lasted for few months.

      Mr. Šedivi has been in position since October 2007, and is in charge with creation and execution of the defence policy and force structure and planning. He is the closest advisor to NATO secretary general, Andreas Fog Rasmussen, on the issues of missile defence, fight against terrorism and proliferation of the weapons of mass destruction, nuclear policy, logistics and finally cooperation on the matter of defence with the third countries and international organizations. Before he took this position, Sedivi spent a year working as the Minister of defence in the Government of Czech Republic, and previously as an advisor) to president of Czech Republic Vaclav Havel. There he actively participated in preparations of his country to join NATO. In the course of his career Ambassador Sedivi lectured security studies and international relations at Charles University in Prague (1999 - 2004) and George C. Marshall European Centre for Security Studies.

      Ambassador Sedivi will lecture in English. There will be no translation provided. Due to limited capacity, we ask you to confirm your participation at office@ccmr-bg.org no later than noon, May 18.

      Related topics:nato, new, strategy, concept, CCMR
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