Programme

Internal Security Forum Prague 2015 – Conference
Date: Thursday 3 September
Venue: Parliament of the Czech Republic, Chamber of Deputies, Meeting Room nr. 205, Sněmovní 1, Praha 1 – Malá Strana
9:00 – 9:30 Registration and coffee
9:30 – 11:00 Panel I: The Islamic State as an International Security Threat
Key-note speech: Amb. David L. Aaronsenior fellow, former director of the RAND Center for Middle East Public Policy, Rand Corporation, former Deputy National Security Advisor
Chair: Ivan Gabal, Chairman of the Sub-Committee on Defence and Security Policy and Strategic Conceptions of the Czech Republic, Vice-Chairman of the Committee on Defence, Chamber of Deputies of the Parliament of the Czech Republic
Ivan Jestřáb, Junior-Deputy Minister and Political Director, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic
Amb. Tomáš Pojar, Vice President of the CEVRO Institute, former Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister, and Czech Ambassador to Israel
11:00 – 11:30 Coffee Break
11:30 – 13:00 Panel II: European Foreign Fighters and Their Return
Key-note speech: Oldřich Martinů, Deputy Director of Europol, former Police Prezident of the Czech Republic
Chair: Radko Hokovský, Executive Director of the European Values Think-tank
Amb. Jean-Pierre Asvazadourian, French Ambassador to the Czech Republic
David Chovanec, Director of Crime Prevention Department, Ministry of the Interior of the Czech Republic

Harald Weilnböck,Deradicalisation Practitioner at Cultures Interactive, Berlin, and Co-Chair of the Radicalisation Awareness Network’s group on deradicalisation methods
Oldřich Bureš, Head of the Department of International Relations and European Studies and the Head of the Center for Security Studies at Metropolitan University Prague
13:00 – 14:30 Lunch
14:30 – 16:00 Panel III: Radicalisation and De-radicalisation
Key-note speech: Gilles de Kerchove, Counter-Terrorism Coordinator, Council of the EU
Chair: Helena Langšádlová, Chairwoman of the Sub-Committee on Migration and Asylum Policy, Vice-Chairwoman of the Committee on European Affairs, Chamber of Deputies of the Parliament of the Czech Republic
Haras Rafiq, Managing Director, Quilliam Foundation, London
Roland Freudenstein, Deputy Director and Head of Research, Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies
Radko HokovskýExecutive Director of the European Values Think-tank