Nieuws & Programma's

Public Meeting: NATO at 70

 

On Thursday April 4th the Netherlands Atlantic Association organizes a program themed:


“NATO at 70”

 

What exactly do we celebrate with NATO’s seventieth anniversary, and is the answer to that question the same for every member? What will be the key questions for NATO to answer in the foreseeable future?


During this seminar the (possible) answers to these questions will be discussed with the audience and a panel of experts.

 

This panel consists of Stan Sloan (Senior Fellow, Scowcroft Center of the Atlantic Council of the US); Christian Leuprecht (Professor at the Department of Political Science and Economics, Royal Military College of Canada); Hester Somsen (Director of the Security Policy Department, Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs) and Elisabeth Braw (Associate Fellow, Royal United Services Institute), moderated by Robert van de Roer (diplomatic expert).

 

This meeting will take place at De Glazen Zaal (Prinsessegracht 26, The Hague) and starts at 17.30 hours. You are welcome for registration with coffee and tea from 17.00 hrs. onwards.

 

REGISTER HERE

 

Date:

Thursday April 4th, 2019

Time:

17.00- 19.30 h.
                           
17.00 – 17.30 h. Registration
                            17.30 – 19.00 h. Program
                            19.00 – 19.30 h. Reception with drinks

Speaker:

Stan Sloan (Senior Fellow, Scowcroft Center of the Atlantic Council of the US); Christian Leuprecht (Professor at the Department of Political Science and Economics, Royal Military College of Canada); Hester Somsen (Director of the Security Policy Department, Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs); Elisabeth Braw (Associate Fellow, Royal United Services Institute)

Moderator:

Robert van de Roer (diplomatic expert)

Location:

De Glazen Zaal, Prinsessegracht 26, The Hague

You will receive a confirmation email once your application has been processed. Please bring this confirmation email with you to the event, it will serve as your admission ticket.
Patrons of the Netherlands Atlantic Association will be served first.

 

Photo: Flickr/NATO

Meeting: Security in Northern Europe

 

On Thursday March 28th the Royal Netherlands Society for Military Art and Science (KVBK) and the Netherlands Atlantic Association organize a program themed:

 

Security in Northern Europe

 

With NATO returning its focus to its core mission of deterrence and collective defence, certain regions have regained strategic prominence. One of the most important is Northern Europe, here defined as the twelve countries that constitute ‘The Northern Group’.

In this program various national concerns and challenges will be examined, and possible actions to ensure that the region remains prosperous and safe will be discussed. The program offers a geostrategic insight into the differing security priorities of the key actors in Northern Europe, both the ‘Baltic Sea oriented’ ones and those more interested in the North Atlantic region. Svein Efjestad (Norwegian Ministry of Defense) will share the Nordic perspective on the matter, Jamie Shea (NATO) the view of NATO and the general trans-Atlantic perspective, and LtG Martin Wijnen the Dutch perspective.

 

REGISTER

 

Date:

Thursday March 28th, 2019

Time:

17.00- 19.30 h.
                           
17.00 – 17.30 h. Registration
                            17.30 – 19.00 h. Program
                            19.00 – 19.30 h. Reception with drinks

Speakers:

Svein Efjestad (Policy Director, Norwegian Ministry of Defence), Jamie Shea (former director, NATO HQ), Lieutenant general Martin Wijnen (vice CDS, Royal Dutch Army)

Moderator:

Han ten Broeke (Director of Policital Affairs, HCSS)

Location:

Auditorium Universiteit Leiden (Campus Den Haag), Schouwburgstraat 2, The Hague

 

Public Meeting: Trumpís Next Two Years and a 2020 Election Preview

On Tuesday March 5th the Netherlands Atlantic Association organizes a program themed:

 

Trump’s Next Two Years and a 2020 Election Preview

 

After a turbulent first two years in office, the question is in which direction President Trump’s policies will be developing. What can be expected in the field of domestic policies and what must the European Allies be prepared for?

 

 

The subject matter will be addressed by two outstanding experts: Matt Mayer, the president of American think tank Opportunity Ohio, and the Dutch journalist and America-expert Laila Frank. She publishes the blog series California Dreamin' about the contradictions of the American West Coast on the website of John Adams Institute. Their discussion will be moderated by foreign policy expert and former America correspondent Paul Brill.

 

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Date:

Tuesday March 5th, 2019

Time:

17.00- 19.30 h.
                           
17.00 – 17.30 h. Registration with coffee and tea
                            17.30 – 19.00 h. Program
                            19.00 – 19.30 h. Reception with drinks

Speaker:

Matt A. Mayer (president, Opportunity Ohio), Laila Frank (journalist, campaigner)

Moderator:

Paul Brill (journalist, het Parool)

Location:

Press Centre ‘Nieuwspoort’, Lange Poten 10, The Hague

 

Publieksbijeenkomst: Toekomstvisie Landmacht

Op donderdag 21 februari 2019 nodigen de Koninklijke Vereniging ter Beoefening van de Krijgswetenschap (KVBK) en de Atlantische Commissie u uit voor een programma met als thema:

 

“Veiligheid is vooruitzien.”

Discussie over toekomstige vernieuwingen bij de Koninklijke Landmacht

 

Aan de hand van twee recent gepubliceerde notities bespreken luitenant-generaal Leo Beulen (C-LAS) en Frank Bekkers (HCSS) de toekomstige vernieuwingen bij de Koninklijke Landmacht en de bijbehorende toekomstvisies.

               

In de publicatie “Veiligheid is vooruitzien” beschrijft de Koninklijke Landmacht haar vooruitblik op de wereld van morgen en de rol van de landmacht hierin. Het doel van deze toekomstvisie  is om de dialoog over de toekomst van de landmacht, en veiligheid in het algemeen, te stimuleren.

               

Daarnaast schetst de HCSS-studie  “Playing to your strengths: a different perspective on future capabilities for the Royal Netherlands Armyzes toekomstgerichte thema's om het denken over nieuwe of vernieuwde capaciteiten voor het landoptreden te structureren en te stimuleren. In een snel ontwikkelende veiligheidsomgeving moet de landmacht immers innoveren; niet als luxe, maar als noodzaak.

 

Eerst bespreken generaal Leo Beulen en Frank Bekkers de beide visiedocumenten met moderator generaal-majoor Ivo de Jong (KVBK), om deze daarna met de aanwezigen te bediscussiëren.

 

AANMELDEN

 

Datum:

Donderdag 21 februari 2019

Tijd:

16.00 - 18.30 h.
                          
16.00 – 16.30 h. Registratie met koffie en thee
                          16.30 – 18.00 h. Programma
                          18.00 – 18.30 h. Receptie

Sprekers:

Luitenant-generaal Leo Beulen (Commandant der Landstrijdkrachten), Frank Bekkers (Director of the Security Programma, The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies)

Moderator:

Generaal-majoor Ivo de Jong (voorzitter KVBK)

Locatie:

Perszaal, Ministerie van Defensie, Kalvermarkt 32, The Hague*

* Voor het bezoek aan het ministerie dient u een geldig legitimatiebewijs bij u te hebben of, indien van toepassing, uw Defensiepas.
 

Thijs Visser wint de Eisenhower-scriptieprijs

Thijs Visser, afgestudeerd Masterstudent Geschiedenis aan de Universiteit van Amsterdam, heeft met zijn scriptie Space Superiority: The United States Air Force and Challenge of Spaceflight, 1957-1963 De Dwight D. Eisenhower-scriptieprijs gewonnen. Visser maakte indruk op de jury door op originele wijze intellectuele geschiedenis te koppelen aan een concreet militair-historisch vraagstuk. Gezien de recente ontwikkelingen rond de Amerikaanse Space Force beoordeelden zij het onderzoek daarnaast als zeer actueel.

 

Visser liet drie andere kandidaten achter zich. Dit waren Jeroen Wittgen van de Nederlandse Defensie Academie met zijn scriptie European Burden Sharing in Counter-Piracy Operations, Waseh Noerzay van de Universiteit Utrecht met American Exceptionalism During the Afghan Soviet War 1979-1989 en Tijmen Dalhuijsen van de Universiteit Utrecht met The United States and Iraq: From enemies to friends and back, ten years of US-Iraqi relationship 1983-1993.

 

De Atlantische Commissie heeft de tweejaarlijkse Dwight D. Eisenhower-scriptieprijs ingesteld voor de beste masterscriptie over moderne trans-Atlantische betrekkingen. Met deze prijs beoogt de Commissie de wetenschappelijke belangstelling en de aandacht voor dit thema onder studenten te vergroten.

 

Lees hier een verslag van de bijeenkomst.

Public Meeting: Reflections on the Dutch membership of the United Nations Security Council

On Thursday January 24th the Netherlands Atlantic Association organizes a program themed:

 

Reflections on the Dutch membership of the United Nations Security Council

 

The past year, the Kingdom of the Netherlands was one of the 10 non-permanent members of the UN Security Council, and chair of said Council during the month of March. The Netherlands aimed to focus particularly on ‘strengthening conflict prevention, modernising peace operations, and promoting justice and accountability’.

PermRep Karel van Oosterom will reflect on the Dutch participation in the United Nations Security Council in 2018. He will discuss with moderator Robert van de Roer what has been achieved during this time, and what the Netherlands in the future might contribute to the Security Council and the United Nations as a whole.

 
See here for the written report or the video of this program.
 

Date:

Thursday January 24th, 2019

Time:

17.00- 19.30 h.
                           
17.00 – 17.30 h. Registration
                            17.30 – 19.00 h. Program
                            19.00 – 19.30 h. Reception with drinks

Speaker:

PermRep Karel van Oosterom (Permanent Representative to the United Nations for the Kingdom of the Netherlands)

Moderator:

Robert van de Roer (diplomatic expert)

Location:

Press Centre ‘Nieuwspoort’, Lange Poten 10, The Hague

 

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