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7 September 2012

The Rīga Conference has become a leading foreign and security policy forum in Northern Europe for worldwide renowned political, intellectual and business leaders to gather and debate on the most acute challenges of the contemporary international agenda. Since the NATO summit in 2006, the Riga Conference has developed into a well-established forum. The conference brings together over 300 experts, including politicians, academics, diplomats and media experts from around the world. The Riga Conference provides a unique opportunity to exchange ideas with key stakeholders on issues ranging from the financial crisis to NATO enlargement to Putin’s Russia. Rob de Wijk, director of HCSS, is one of the invitees from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Defence of Latvia for this conference.

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Rob de Wijk

Rob de Wijk is the founder and non-executive director of HCSS. He studied Contemporary History and International Relations in Groningen, and wrote his PhD dissertation on NATO’s ‘Flexibility in Response’ strategy at the Political Science Department of Leiden University.

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