Upcoming Event: What Future for NATO?

Nicolas Raymond
Source: flickr.com/Nicolas_Raymond_CC_BY_2.0

The heads of government of NATO member states will inaugurate the alliance’s brand new headquarters in Brussels on May 25th.

American president Donald Trump will make his very first appearance in the North Atlantic Council and in Europe in general.

Furthermore: the future of the transatlantic relationship and burden sharing among member states will be renegotiated.

The summit will take place against the background of reinforced criticism of the new American administration on the failure of most European member states to meet the 2% of GDP-requirement in defense spending and new geopolitical developments both within and around its member states.

What path will NATO take under a new American presidency? How will Brexit influence the way in which the rest of the EU will organise its security and defense policy? In what way can European efforts exist in complementarity to NATO?

These and other questions will be discussed a few days ahead of the NATO Summit in Brussels.

 

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Registration & Light Lunch: 11:30h

Event: 12.00-14.00h

 

Kindly register for this event by 16 May 2017 at http://tinyurl.com/m6tmtkv *

 

Venue: Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom,

Avenue de Cortenbergh 71, 1000 Brussels

 

 

 

Welcome

 

George van Bergen

Deputy Director of AJC Transatlantic Institute

 

 

Speakers

 

Dr. Bartłomiej E. Nowak

Foreign Affairs Secretary

Nowoczesna (Poland)
Julia Weigelt

Independent Journalist for Security & Defence

 

Jason Wiseman

Secretary General, Atlantic Treaty Association

 

 

Moderation

 

Sebastian Vagt

European Affairs Manager

Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom

 

 

 

*Please note that upon registration 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.