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Invitation to IPI event European Security in the 21st Century Featuring H.E. Mr. Jüri Luik, Minister of Defense of Estonia


The International Peace Institute (IPI) together with the Estonian Mission to the UN are pleased to invite you to a conversation with H.E. Mr. Jüri Luik, Minister of Defense of Estonia, on cyber security and the current European security environment. This event will take place at IPI on Wednesday, March 28 from 8:30am to 10:00am. RSVP here:

The security environment in Europe has been tarnished by efforts to undermine democracy and weaken trust in democratic institutions. From sophisticated social media campaigns and targeted information warfare to ostensible meddling in electoral processes, cyber security has become a major concern for governments around the world. More than ten years after the world’s first major, state-targeted cyber-attack, Estonia has become a global heavyweight in cyber security.

H.E. Mr. Jüri Luik has served as the Minister of Defense of the Republic of Estonia since June 12, 2017. Minister Luik has played a significant role in Estonia’s foreign and security policy since the early 1990s. In 1992, he was elected to the Estonian Parliament and held numerous top-level cabinet positions for over a decade, notably as Minister of Defense (1993, 1999-2002) and Minister of Foreign Affairs (1994-1995). Minister Luik has also had a long career in diplomatic service. He has served as the Ambassador to NATO (1996-1999), Ambassador to the United States (2003-2007), Permanent Representative to the North Atlantic Council (2007-2012), and Ambassador to the Russian Federation (2012-2015).


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