War and Peace. A new World Order

Thursday, 15 September 2022, Orangery Palace, Potsdam/Germany
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09:00 – 20:00


09:00 – 09:30


Christoph Lanz, Trustee Thomson Foundation, Member of the M100 Advisory Board

09:30 – 09:35

Sabine Sasse, Head of Programme M100
Leonard Novy, Director for Media and Communication Policy (IfM)

09:35 – 09:40
Opening of the M100 Sanssouci Colloquium

Hella Pick, Senior Consultant Institute for Strategic Dialogue, UK


09:40 – 10:00
Presentation of the M100YEJ
“Journalistic Impartiality in Times of War – Dealing with Fake News and Disinformation”

Participants of the M100YEJ

10:00 – 10:30
Opening Speech

Olga Rudenko, Editor-in-Chief The Kyiv Independent, Ukraine

10:30 – 12:00
Plenary Roundtable I

All participants at the long table, moderated discussion of the topic:

Hardy Schilgen, Project Manager eupinions:
“High Expectations, low Trust”
Europeans expect the EU to play big in world affairs. Trust in political actors and their observers however run low
Presentation of an Europe-wide eupinions survey for M100

I. “European Digital Strategic Autonomy: A Panacea on the international digital Battlefield?
Impulse I: Huberta von Voss, Executive Director, ISD Germany
Impulse II: Paul Timmers, Research Associate, University of Oxford, Oxford Internet Institute

This event is supported by the European Liberal Forum. Co-funded by the European Parliament. The views expressed herein are those of the speaker(s) alone. These views do not necessarily reflect those of the European Parliament and/or the European Liberal Forum.

II. “Europe’s Role in a new World Order”
Impulse I: Julia De Clerck-Sachsse, EU Diplomat and Academic Visiting Senior Fellow GMF
Impulse II: LTG (Ret) Ben Hodges, Senior Advisor, Human Rights First

III. “How do we respond to Information Warfare: Can we claim back Information as a European Public Good?”
Impulse I: Roman Badanin, Founder and Editor-in-Chief Agentstvo, Founder Proekt
Impulse II: Meera Selva, Chief Executive for Europe, Internews

12:00 – 13:00

13:00 – 14:30
3 Parallel Strategic Working Groups

I. “European Digital Strategic Autonomy: A Panacea on the international digital Battlefield?
Moderation: Antonio Nestoras,Head of Policy & Research , European Liberal Forum

II. “Europe’s Role in a new World Order”
Moderation: Ali Fathollah-Nejad, Political Scientist, American Council on Germany & American University of Beirut

III. “Information Warfare and Wartime Journalism“
Moderation: Alexandra Borchardt, Senior Journalist, Book Author, Lecturer, Media Adviser

14:30 – 15:00
Coffee Break

15:00 – 16:15
Plenary Roundtable II

16:15 – 16:20
Closing Remarks

Hella Pick, Senior Consultant Institute for Strategic Dialogue, UK


16:20 – 16:40
Coffee Break

16:45 – 17:30
Special Talk
“Left alone?”

Europe’s security strategy and the role of the Eastern European countries
Vjosa Osmani-Sadriu,
President of Republic Kosova, in conversation with Wolfgang Ischinger, former Chair of the Munich Security Conference.

17:30 – 19:00

19:00 – 20:00

Welcome: Mike Schubert, Lord Mayor of the State Capital Potsdam
Keynote: Olaf Scholz, German Federal Chancellor
Laudationes: Dr Amy Gutmann, Ambassador of the United States to Germany,
Donald Tusk, Chairmann of the Civic Platform, Former President of the European Council, Poland
Acceptance Speech: Dr Wladimir Klitschko, Former Boxing World Champion, Entrepreneur, Ukraine
Moderation: Ali Aslan, International TV Presenter and Host, Germany

20:00 – 22:00