Upcoming Event: Pre-Summit Briefing on the NATO Warsaw Summit

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26 May 2016, 12h00-14h00

Venue: Hotel Silken Berlaymont, 11-19 Boulevard Charlemagne, 1000 Brussels

About the event:
25 years after the Warsaw Pact disbanded, the North Atlantic Alliance will for the first time convene in Warsaw, Poland. At the last NATO summit in 2014, NATO allies pledged to halt defence spending decreases and agreed to aim to increase defence spending. The Alliance established a new Spearhead force which would be ready to deploy within 48 hours.

Since the 2014 Wales Summit Europe’s refugee crisis has spiraled and governments are struggling to provide new arrivals with housing and basic provisions. Has this led some allies to scale down their Wales ambitions? How will the ongoing conflict on NATO’s eastern border in Ukraine affect alliance resolve at the next Summit? Will we see commitments to permanently stationed troops in former Warsaw Pact countries? Get your insights only days ahead of the NATO Summit in Warsaw with our distinguished expert panel.

Speakers:
H.E. Dr. Hans-Dieter Lucas
German Ambassador to NATO

The Honorable Douglas E. Lute
U.S. Ambassador to NATO

Dr. Bartlomiej E. Nowak
Chair of the International Relations Department,
Vistula University, Poland

Renata Zaleska
NATO expert and Member of Women in International Security Brussels

Moderation:
Brooks Tigner
NATO Affairs Analyst at Jane’s Defence Weekly

Kindly register for this event by 24 May 2016 at http://tinyurl.com/pre-summit-briefing

Please note that you will be forwarded to a Google Drive sheet. Should you wish to register with us directly please send an email to register.brussels@fnst.org. Photographs will be taken at the event for use on the FNF website, social media, in the press, FNF marketing materials, and other publications. By entering this event, you consent to FNF photographing and using your image and likeness.