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Online: The impact of the COVID-19 crisis in the U.S. and on the trans-Atlantic relationship

On Thursday April 16 the Netherlands Atlantic Association cordially invites you to a virtual
Town Hall meeting with U.S. Ambassador Pete Hoekstra, themed:

 

The impact of the COVID-19 crisis in the U.S. and on the trans-Atlantic relationship.

 

The meeting will be moderated by the Vice-Chairman of the Board of the Atlantic Association, mr. Alex Krijger.

 

You will have the opportunity to participate in the meeting by sending your question(s) in advance. For this, please make use of the registration form on our website. During the online meeting, you can still submit questions in the chatbox. Questions send in advance should be received on April 13 at latest to be taken into account.

 

The platform used will be Google Meet. After you have registered, we will send you the Google Meet link. A Gmail account is not required to be able to participate, except if you use your mobile phone, for which you need to download the Google Meet app first.

 

Register

 

Date & Time Thursday, April 16, 2020
Time 15.00-15.45 hours
Speakers Pete Hoekstra (U.S. Ambassador in the Netherlands)
Moderator Alex Krijger (Vice-chairman of the Board of the Netherlands Atlantic Association)
Location Google Meet



 

Public Meeting: The UK and the EUís future relationship Ė what are the major political and economic issues and changes ahead of us?

On Tuesday, March 3rd, the Netherlands Atlantic Association organized a program themed:

 

The UK and the EU’s future relationship – what are the major political and economic issues and changes ahead of us?

 

On 31 January this year the UK left the EU, more than three years after the famous referendum on the EU membership issue took place. This event looks into the challenges the UK, the EU and the Netherlands face in the current transition period. It also addresses the central questions related to their future relationship.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo: Flickr, UK Parliament/Jessica Taylor

These challenges were discussed in a panel discussion by renowned guests, including the British Ambassador to the Netherlands, H.E. Peter Wilson. Prior to his posting in the Netherlands he was the Ambassador and Deputy Permanent Representative of the UK Mission to the UN, New York. He will be joined by François Heisbourg (Senior Advisor for Europe at the International Institute for Strategic Studies), John Springford (Deputy Director of the Centre for European Reform), and Caroline de Gruyter (author, European Affairs correspondent and columnist for NRC Handelsblad). The discussion was moderated by Robert van de Roer.

 

Read a report of the meeting here

 

 

 

 

Date:

Tuesday march 3rd 2020 

Time:

5:00-7:00 PM
                          
5:00 – 5:30 PM   Registration with coffee/tea
                          5:30 – 7:00 PM  Program
                         7:00 – 7:30 PM   Reception

Speaker:

H.E. Peter Wilson (Ambassador of the United Kingdom to the Netherlands);

François Heisbourg (Senior Advisor for Europe at the International Institute for Strategic Studies);

John Springford (Deputy director of the Centre for European Reform);

Caroline de Gruyter (author, European Affairs correspondent and columnist for NRC Handelsblad)

Moderator:

Robert van de Roer (Diplomatic expert and moderator on world affairs)

Location:

Sociëteit de Witte, Plein 24, The Hague

 




 

Seminar: Transatlantic Relations

On Wednesday July 3rd the Netherlands Atlantic Association organizes a seminar themed:
 

Transatlantic Relations:
Continuity and Discontinuity in a Multi-layered Relationship

 

This year will be crucial for the European-American relationship and its main institutions, NATO and the EU. Changes will take place in the field of trade and security policies, and there will be leadership elections in the EU. In addition, more structural changes are looming: political uncertainties in national capitals and unpredictable events, which may pose security risks for the Euro-Atlantic area.

 

This seminar aims to assess the most urgent questions for the Transatlantic community today in a broader context. Among the most important events ahead sparking these questions are:

 

- Brexit: What will it mean for NATO and EU?
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local elections in Germany: How will these affect German national policies?
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leadership change at EU level:Change in what direction?
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NATO and trans-Atlantic security:NATO at 70, is it ready for the next challenges?
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European defense efforts: Opportunity or opportunism? And at what cost?
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rivalry with Asian powers: Are the European markets ready to compete with Asian and American giants? What needs to be done?
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unresolved conflicts in Ukraine, the Middle East, and Africa: A matter of priorities or capabilities?

 

REGISTER

 

Date:

Wednesday July 3rd 2019 

Time:

12.00- 15.00 h.  
                           
12.00 – 12.30 h. Registration with sandwich lunch
                            12.30 – 15.00 h. Program

Speaker:

Hans Binnendijk (Senior fellow, SAIS Center for Transatlantic Relations), Roland Freudenstein (Policy Director, Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies), Jana Puglierin (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Auswärtige Politik).

Moderator:

Robert van de Roer (diplomatic expert)

Location:

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

 

Public Meeting: China, the West and the Rest

On Tuesday June 18th the Netherlands Atlantic Association and Netherlands Atlantic Youth organize a program themed:

China, the West and the Rest:
The return of great power politics and its complications

 

China has increasingly been dominating headlines over the past years. Its spectacular growth over the past three decades has been looked upon with awe and admiration, both inside and outside the West. This rise has given China a pivotal role in the global economy. From Europe to Africa, from the America’s to the Middle-East: China’s presence is felt all over the world, perhaps most clearly through the Belt & Road initiative.

 

Whereas many Western countries initially welcomed the influx of Chinese goods, services and capital, now many are starting to express their concerns, with the current U.S. Administration as the most vocal critic. Are these legitimate concerns? What does this mean for the position of the West? And how will this affect its role in emerging economies and in global politics?

 

We will discuss these questions with leading experts providing a multifaceted perspective. Matt Ferchen (Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy) specializes in China’s political-economic relations with emerging economies including Latin America. Mohammadbagher Forough (Leiden University) researches global geopolitical shifts including  the geopolitical and geo-economic implications of China's New Silk Road initiative, otherwise known as One Belt, One Road (OBOR) or Belt and Road (B&R) initiative.

 

REGISTER

 

Date:

Tuesday June 18th

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:

Matt Ferchen (Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy), Mohammadbagher Forough (Leiden University)

Moderator:

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Location:

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

Photo: Flickr/John Fielding

Watch Secretary General Stoltenberg's Adress to the U.S. Congress

On April 3, NATO's Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg Adressed the joint United States Congress on the eve of NATO's 70th anniversary. Watch his full adress here:

 

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

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