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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.

 

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

 

Public Meeting: International Security, Stakes and Perspectives

On Monday 10 December the Royal Netherlands Society for Military Art and Science (KVBK) and the Netherlands Atlantic Association organize a program themed:

 

International Security, Stakes and Perspectives:
Mali

 

 

For more than four years The Netherlands has contributed to MINUSMA, the UN mission in Mali. At the same time the French armed forces conducted Operation Barkhane in five African countries, including Mali. The Dutch participation to the UN mission in Mali will end in 2019.

 

In the past year, the French Brigadier General Marc Ollier has been the chief of staff of the MINUSMA mission. On December 10th he will address his experiences, the results and the connections with Operation Barkhane. He will discuss tgese issues in a broader context of the region’s strategic importance for Europe’s security.

 

This event has reached its maximum capacity. Unfortunately we can no longer accept registrations.

 

Date:

Monday December 10th 2018

Time:

16.00- 18.00 h. 
                            
16.00 – 16.30 h. Registration with coffee & tea reception
                            16.30 – 17.30 h. Program with Brigadier General Ollier
                            17.30 – 18.00 h. Reception with drinks

Speakers:

Brigadier General Marc Ollier (Force Chief of Staff of MINUSMA)

Moderator:

Lieutenant General (Retired) Ton van Loon (Netherlands Atlantic Association; Royal Netherlands Army)

Location:

Ministry of Defence, Kalvermarkt 32, The Hague 

 

Public Meeting: NATO's eFP in the Baltics: Canadian and Dutch Perspectives

On Wednesday 3 October the Netherlands Atlantic Association organizes a public meeting in the Koninklijke Schouwburg in The Hague themed:

 

Continuing Commitment to Transatlantic Security:
Canadian and Dutch perspectives on NATO’s eFP in the Baltics

 

NATO’s deterrence policies in the Baltics are exemplified by Canadian and Dutch military presence in the Baltic states. The enhanced Forward Presence (eFP) member countries signal a level of commitment that is military as well as political. During this meeting, we will take stock of where we stand right now after several rotations have taken place. What are the perspectives for the short and medium term?

 

Professor Christian Leuprecht teaches at the Royal Military College of Canada, and recently co-published a paper on Canada’s commitment to NATO’s enhanced Forward Presence in Latvia. Major Ruud Lenoir is deputy commander of NATO’s multinational eFP battlegroup in Lithuania. Sabine Nölke is the Canadian Ambassador to the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Lieutenant General (retired) Ton van Loon, an expert through experience on multinational military cooperation, will conduct Leuprecht and Lenoir in a discussion on respectively the Canadian and Dutch perspectives on NATO’s eFP contributions in the Baltic states. Ambassador Nölke will close the evening with some remarks.

 

This event has reached maximum capacity

 

Date:

Wednesday October 3rd 2018

Time:

17.00- 19.30 h.
                            
17.00 – 17.30 h. Registration
                            17.30 – 18.50 h. Program
                           
18.50 – 19.00 h. Closing remarks  by Ambassador Nölke
                            19.00 – 19.30 h. Reception with drinks

Speakers:

Professor Christian Leuprecht (Royal Military College of Canada); Major Ruud Lenoir (Royal Netherlands Army); H.E. Sabine Nölke (Ambassador of Canada to the Kingdom of the Netherlands)

Moderator:

Lieutenant General (Retired) Ton van Loon (Netherlands Atlantic Association; Royal Netherlands Army)

Location:

Paul Steenbergen Foyer, Koninklijke Schouwburg, Korte Voorhout 3, The Hague

 

Seminar: What Innovative Agenda for NATO’s Next Summit?

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On Monday June 25th YATA Netherlands and the Netherlands Atlantic Association will organize a seminar in Press Centre Nieuwspoort in The Hague themed:

 

What Innovative Agenda for NATO’s Next Summit?

 

In light of the coming NATO Summit in Brussels on 11 and 12 July 2018, Ambassador to NATO Marjanne de Kwaasteniet will join us to talk about the agenda of this summit and the Dutch view. Jamie Shea from NATO Headquarters will discuss the goals and objectives of the summit. Then, Kenneth Gardner and Roland Freudenstein will approach the summit from respectively an American and a European point of view. After the lunch break, John Hulsman, president of global political risk consulting firm John C. Hulsman Enterprises, will share his thoughts on the subject matter and the current political-strategic landscape. You can find a program of the seminar here.

 

REGISTER

 

Date:

Monday June 25th 2018

Time:

09.00 – 15.00 hrs

Speakers:

Ambassador Marjanne de Kwaasteniet (Dutch Ambassador to NATO), Jamie Shea (NATO Headquarters), Kenneth Gardner (American Embassy), Roland Freudenstein (Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies), John Hulsman (John C. Hulsman Enterprises)

Moderator:

Robert van de Roer (diplomatic expert)

Location:

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

 

Public Meeting: NATO's Re-pivot to Europe?

On Monday April 23rd the Netherlands Atlantic Association will organize a public meeting in Nieuwe of Littéraire Sociëteit de Witte in The Hague themed:

 

NATO’s Re-pivot to Europe?
Questions and Opportunities in a New Era

 

In 2009 the Obama Administration announced the so-called ‘pivot’ to the Asia-Pacific region. In response to emerging security challenges in Central Europe and Ukraine in particular, the United States has recently committed itself heavily and unconditionally to a series of training activities, troop exercises, and troop deployments in Europe.

 

During this meeting the latest developments and the consequences for the Dutch armed forces will be discussed. First, professor Hoffenaar will outline the historical context and scene setting. Then, Major General McGuire will talk about US Army Europe, after which Brigadier General Tak discusses the challenges, changes and opportunities for the Dutch military.

 

Date:

Monday April 23rd 2018

Time:

19.00-21.30 hrs.

  • 19.00-19.30: registration with coffee/tea
  • 19.30-21.00: Programme
  • 21.00-21.30 reception in honor of Major General McGuire

Speakers:

Professor dr. Jan Hoffenaar (Utrecht University; Nederlands Instituut voor Militaire Historie), Major General Timothy McGuire (Deputy Commanding General, US Army Europe), Brigadier General Nico Tak (Director Training and Operations, Royal Netherlands Army)

Moderator:

t.b.d.

Location:

Sociëteit de Witte, Plein 24, The Hague

Public Meeting: Dutch-German Integration

On Monday, March 19th the Netherlands Atlantic Association and the Royal Netherlands Society for Military Art and Science (KVBK) organized a program with generals Markus Laubenthal and Jan Swillens and regarding:

 

 

“The Integration of Dutch-German Land Forces: an Example for Closer European Defence Cooperation?”

 

The Dutch-German military cooperation started with the founding of the bi-national headquarters in Muenster in 1995. In the following years, this cooperation continued and developed. This resulted into the detachment of the 43 Mechanized Brigade to the 1st Panzerdivision, while a German battalion, including a Dutch tank company, is under the command of the 43 Mechanized Brigade. Such military integration brings about questions regarding the political decision making process concerning the deployment and the military effectiveness of these kind of divisions.

Generals Laubenthal and Swillens will talked about their view on these questions, followed by a panel discussion with several members of the Dutch House of Respresentatives.

 

Date:

Monday, March 19th, 2018

Speakers:

  • Major General Markus Laubenthal (Commander, 1st Panzerdivision, Bundeswehr)
  • Brigadier General Jan Swillens (Commander, 43 Mechanized Brigade, Royal Netherlands Army)
  • André Bosman (Member of Parliament, VVD)
  • Salima Belhaj (Member of Parliament, D66, invited)

Moderator:

Angelien Eijsink (Board Member, Netherlands Atlantic Association)

Program:

16.30-17.00 hrs.:              Registration and coffee reception

17.00-19.00 hrs.:              Introduction followed by panel discussion

19.00-19.30 hrs.:              Reception

Location:

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

 

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