The Center for International Strategic Analyses (KEDISA) is organising a webinar in English language titled “Hybrid Warfare: From Crimea to Eastern Mediterranean”. The webinar will take place in two sessions. The first session will be held on Wednesday 17 June, 2020 from 19.00-21.00 Greek time (17.00-19.00 UK time). The second session will be held on Thursday 18 June, 2020 from 19.00-21.00 Greek time (17.00-19.00 UK time). The cost of the 4-hour is 20 euros. If one wishes to attend only one session then the cost for each session is 10 euros. The contributors of KEDISA (Senior Researchers, Analysts and Junior Analysts) will be able to attend the webinar free of charge. They will receive the link and the password of the webinar in their emails.The webinar will be delivered by Dr. Vassilis Kappis, Lecturer of Security Studies at the University of Buckingham and Deputy Director of the Centre for Security and Intelligence Studies at the University of Buckingham (BUCSIS).
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Brief Description of Webinar
The seizure of Crimea by the Russian Federation in 2014 was catalytic towards bringing the hybrid warfare concept to the spotlight, in an attempt to conceptualize the evolution of the battlefield environment that transcends the linear division between regular and irregular warfare. While the conventional instruments employed were well known to Western analysts, the artful use of mainstream and social media for propaganda and disinformation purposes, as well as the level of integration of irregular forces with regular elements of the army caught policy planners by surprise. In the first part of this webinar (day 1), the analytical and policy-relevant usefulness of the hybrid warfare concept will be evaluated. The second part of the webinar (day 2) will be dedicated to hybrid threats and tactics relevant to Greek-Turkish relations. In recent years, the historical Greek-Turkish rivalry has expanded beyond the conventional security domain to include challenges like irregular migration and the webinar will shed light on these dynamics.
Short CV of the Lecturer
Dr. Vassilis (Bill) Kappis is a Deputy Director and Lecturer at the Centre for Security and Intelligence Studies in the University of Buckingham, as well as a visiting Professor at the War Studies University of Poland. His research interests are focused on geopolitics, strategic studies and foreign policy analysis. Bill has substantial experience in designing and delivering educational programs in International Relations and Security. He has presented his work in numerous conferences and has been awarded by the University of Sydney for his excellent teaching practice (2013).