Europe's 5G challenge: Geopolitics and ICT supply chains


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Thursday, June 6th, 12.30 – 14.30
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Permanent Representation of the Federal Republic of Germany to the European Union Rue Jacques de Lalaing 8-14, 1040 Brussels

Stiftung Neue Verantwortung and the Permanent Representation of Germany to the EU would like to invite you to a Policy Lunch on Thursday, June 6th from 12.30 to 14.30.

The rise of the 5th generation of mobile networks and potential impacts on our national security in the roll out of that future infrastructure and have sparked an ongoing policy debate in Europe and around the world.

In this expert discussion, we will focus on the new geopolitics and trade policy challenges underlying the current debate which policy-makers will face in many other domains in the near future.

After a light lunch and networking, each expert will provide a short input on the topic, before we open the floor for an in-depth discussion.

12.30 Registration and light lunch

13.00 Welcoming remarks by Helge Holleck, Cyber Attaché, Perm. Repr. of Germany to the EU

13.05 Expert input – Jan-Peter Kleinhans
How to ensure the resilience and trustworthiness of our future 5G network?

13.20 Expert input – Hosuk Lee-Makiyama, ECIPE
The economic diplomacy of 5G: What 5G means in terms of geopolitics, trust and trade law

13.35 Expert input – Tim Rühlig, UI
5G, Europe and tech rivalry between the US and China

13.50 Discussion

14.30 End of the Policy Lunch


  • Jan-Peter Kleinhans is a project director at Stiftung Neue Verantwortung – an independent, non-partisan, charitable think tank in Berlin. His work focuses on IT security, global ICT supply chains and trustworthiness of digital infrastructures.
    Paper: 5G vs National Security – A European Perspective



  • Dr. Tim Rühlig is a Research Fellow in the Europe and Asia Programs of the Swedish Institute of International Affairs (UI). Currently, his work focuses on implications for Europe stemming from China's growing footprint in technical standardization in general and its role in the emerging tech competition between the US and China in particular.
    Paper: China’s standard power and its geopolitical implications for Europe


Registration closes on Monday, June 3rd. 

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Jan-Peter Kleinhans
Hosuk Lee-Makiyama
Dr. Tim Rühlig

06.06.2019 - 12:30 bis 14:30
Jan-Peter Kleinhans