Transatlantic Solutions to Sea Level Rise Adaptation:
Moving Beyond the Threat

October 30-31, 2013; Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia.

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Colonel Janos Szonyegi
Supreme Allied Command Transformation, Strategic Plans and Policy
Strategic Analysis Branch Head

Colonel Szonyegi is the Strategic Analysis Branch Head at Allied Command Transformation in Norfolk, VA. He has been working on NATO strategic level issues for 14 years. Previously, he filled positions both at the NATO HQ in Brussels as a national representative and in several national positions in the Hungarian Ministry of Defence. His current portfolio includes the development and implementation of the Strategic Foresight Analysis that embraces the challenges and opportunities members of the North Atlantic Alliance might face in 2030. The findings of this study identifies five major themes that will have primary impact on the future security environment ( (1) Politics; (2) Technology; (3) Resources; (4) Human; (5) Environment and Climate), 15 trends and 34 defence and security implications. In addition to this work he has been involved in the analysis of energy security related issues. Colonel Szonyegi has a Master of Science degree from Budapest Technical University, a Master of Arts in Security Studies from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA and is currently a PhD Student in International Studies at the Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA.