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Read SDA Director
Giles Merritt’s
on the
Security Jam


Over 10,000 logins, 124 countries, 7 continents and hundreds of good ideas. A special thanks to the international figures who participated in the Jam!


Kai Eide
United Nations Special Representative to Afghanistan (UNAMA)

  Carl Bildt
Minister for Foreign Affairs of Sweden
  Anne-Marie Slaughter
Director of Policy Planning, United States Department of State

Kenneth Roth
Executive Director of Human Rights Watch


‘This is exciting! The world increasingly connects via chat, blog,and the cyberworld — we all need to jump into the deep end of the pool and start swimming. I can’t wait to share some ideas, and I know I’ll end up learning from all of the participants.’

Admiral James Stavridis
Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR)


Josette Sheeran

Executive Director, United Nations World Food Programme



 ‘I will be highlighting the shrinking budgets the Armed Forces of
 almost all Countries face and the opportunity/necessity to exploit
 any cooperation possibility in order to secure the necessary
 military capabilities.’

 General Håkan Syrén
 Chairman, European Union Military Committee


‘Security Jam provides an excellent discussion platform for transatlantic leaders to exchange ideas on one of the most challenging subjects in today’s world affairs and in Europe.’

Ana Palacio
Former Foreign Minister of Spain

   ‘I am looking forward to seeing some new and innovative
 ideas coming out of the Security Jam and its participants,
 especially concerning… protracted conflicts in the OSCE area.’

 Pierre Reuland
 INTERPOL, Special Representative to the EU
  ‘This sounds both worthy and fun’

Steven Erlanger
Paris Bureau Chief, The New York Times 

‘This is an excellent opportunity for NATO to get fresh new ideas… We will be online taking an active part in this debate, and we are looking forward to discussing ideas with experts and citizens alike.’

Jean-François Bureau
NATO Assistant Secretary General for Public Diplomacy

  General Stéphane Abrial
NATO Supreme Allied Commander Transformation

Admiral Giampaolo di Paola
Chairman of the NATO Military Committee


‘In our complex world nothing is dissociable, and the main difficulties we face are due to our willingness to do what is expedient, rather than necessary. So how can we tip that balance?

Alain Hubert
Founder and President, International Polar Foundation – Jamming from Antarctica


Organised with the official support of the European Commission and NATO

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 Welcome to the Security Jam Website!

At the end of the first decade of the 21st century, it is clear that global security challenges increasingly embrace such widespread issues as Climate Change, Human Rights and Development. This has prompted major stakeholders to look beyond conventional means of ensuring input – and has led to the European Commission and NATO joining together to back a worldwide online brainstorm called the Security Jam, held online between February 4th and 9th 2010.

Co-organised by a group of leading think-tanks, the Security Jam was designed to allow several thousand representatives and experts from around the globe take part in an online debate on key issues that govern our safety and development.

As such, it was an important opportunity for all stakeholders and interested parties to make their voice heard. And, as an online session, it allowed participants to log in and log out at their convenience, from anywhere in the world.


From Feb 4-9, the Security Jam was used by practitioners to turn ideas into action.


A sampling of VIPs who took part in the Security Jam



 Ambassador Kai Eide
United Nations Special Representative to Afghanistan (UNAMA)

Carl Bildt
 Minister for Foreign Affairs of Sweden


Ambassador Dmitry Rogozin
Head of Mission, Mission of the Russian Federation to NATO

Ambassador William E. Kennard
US Ambassador to the European Union
and former Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission


Jaap de Hoop Scheffer
Former NATO Secretary General

Dr. Anne-Marie Slaughter
 Director of Policy Planning, United
States Department of State

Ambassador Marc Perrin de Brichambaut
OSCE Secretary General


Krzysztof Lisek
Vice-Chairman, European Parliament,
Subcommittee on Security and Defence


Jacqueline McGlade
Director of the European Environment Agency


General Stéphane Abrial
Supreme Allied Commander Transformation


Admiral Giampaolo di Paola
Chairman of the NATO Military Committee

Ana Palacio

Former Spanish Minister for Foreign Affairs


Alain Hubert
Explorer, International Polar Foundation
(in Antarctica during the Jam)


Admiral Mark Fitzgerald
Commander JFC Naples and
U.S. Naval Forces, Europe

General Håkan Syrén
Chairman, European Union Military Committee

Miroslav Lajčák
Minister of Foreign Affairs of the
Slovak Republic


Fernando Perpiñá-Robert Peyra
Secretary General of Club of Madrid,
Member of the Group of Experts on NATO’s new Strategic Concept


Josette Sheeran
Executive Director of the World Food Programme

Steven Erlanger
Paris Bureau Chief, The New York Times

Mark Pyman
 Director, International Defence and
Security Programme, Transparency International


      NATO's new Strategic Concept

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