7th Annual ISDP–AMS Joint Conference “Military Operations Overseas in Peacetime”

Military Operations Overseas in Peacetime

The Seventh ISDP-AMS Joint Conference

December 9-11, 2014, Hilton Stockholm Slussen

 This conference is made possible through the generous support of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Sweden.

This conference aims to bring together specialists on military and security affairs from Europe together with their Chinese counterparts to discuss military operations overseas in peacetime, with a view to sharing experiences and opinions and thinking about possibilities for co-operation in this area in the future. The topics to be discussed include:

• Counter-piracy operations
• Peace-keeping operations
• Non-combatant evacuation operations
• Disaster relief operations

This will be the seventh joint conference to be held by the Institute for Security and Development Policy (Sweden) in conjunction with the PLA Academy of Military Science (China). These joint conferences have been run on an annual basis since 2008 and have alternated between Beijing and Stockholm. Past participants in these conferences have included high-ranking serving members of the armed forces, members of the diplomatic community and leading academics. The proceedings of previous conferences have been published and are available online in the ‘Conference & Workshops Reports’ section of our website. Participation is by invitation only.

Outline agenda

Wednesday, December 10

09.30-10.00: Welcome Reception
10.00-10-20: Opening Session: Strategic Context
Introductory Remarks from Dr. Niklas Swanström and Major General Nie Songlai
10.20-12.00: Session 1: Counter-Piracy Operations
With Senior Colonel Zhao XiaozhuoDeputy, Commander Carolyn Kenyon, Jeffery S. Payne and Commander Johannes Nordby
12.00-13.10: Lunch
13.10-14.50: Session 2: Non-Combatant Evacuation Operations
With Lars Vargö, Ingrid Johansson, Mikael Tofvesson and Dr. Li Chen
14.50-15.15: Coffee Break
15.15-17.00: Session 3: Peace-Keeping Operations
With Jonas Alberoth, Lieutenant General Oliver de Bavinchove, Brigadier General Michael Claesson, Akiko Yamanaka and Colonel Xu Lin
Evening dinner for the speakers at a restaurant in Stockholm

Thursday, December 11

09.00-09.30: Welcome Reception
09.30-11.30: Session 4: Disaster Relief Operations
With Philip de Heer, Kjell Engelbrekt and Senior Colonel Zhao Xiaozhuo
11.30-12.00: Conclusions: Strategic Context
Closing Remarks from Dr. Niklas Swanström and Major General Nie Songlai
12.00-13.30: Lunch
13.30-15.30: Private Roundtable Discussion for the speakers, moderated by Major General Karlis Neretnieks and Dr. Li Chen

Primary point of contact at ISDP:

James Smith