We’re excited to present you with the opportunity to meet our latest American Expert in Poland – Lt. General Lawrence Farrell (retired), CEO of the National Defense Industrial Association.  He’ll be speaking at a debate hosted by demos Europa this Thursday, June 26, at 15:00 at the Warsaw University Library (see announcement below – registration is required), where he’ll discuss the impact of energy choices on national security policies.  For more information, keep reading…

Energy and the risks to national security for the U.S. and the EU

demosEUROPA – Centre for European Strategy and the U.S. Embassy in Warsaw invite you to a join debate “Energy and the risks to national security for the U.S. and the EU” with Lt. General Lawrence Farrell*, CEO of the National Defense Industrial Association and Former Deputy Chief of Staff for Plans and Programs, U.S. Air Force. The debate will take place on Thursday, 25 June 2009 at 15.00 in the Library of the University of Warsaw (Biblioteka Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego), Dobra Street No. 56/66, Warsaw.

General Lawrence will discuss the impact of energy choices on national security policies. He will also consider the security risks inherent in a business as usual energy posture; energy choices any nation can make to enhance national security; the impact of climate change on energy choices and national security; and the role the Department of Defense can play in the nation’s approach to energy security and climate change.

REGISTRATION

to register click above or visit www.demoseuropa.eu

Programme 
14:30 Registration
15:00 – 16:00 Hot Chair with General Lawrence Farrell
Moderation: Adam Jasser, Director of Programmes and Member of the Board of demosEUROPA – Centre for European Strategy
16:00 – 16:30 Debate
16:30 End of the event

The event will be held in English
*Speaker is a 1965 graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, he has served as vice commander, Headquarters Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, and as deputy director for Air Force programs and resources, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C. He also served as deputy director, Defense Logistics Agency, Arlington, Va., and as deputy chief of staff for plans at Headquarters U.S. Air Forces in Europe, Ramstein Air Base, West Germany. He has commanded a tactical fighter squadron, has served as deputy chief of staff of operations for a tactical fighter wing and as system program manager for the F-4 and F-16 weapons systems with the Air Force Logistics Command, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, and has commanded the 401st Tactical Fighter Wing, Torrejon Air Base, Spain. A command pilot with more than 3,000 flying hours, he flew 196 missions in Southeast Asia.