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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

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.

 

 

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.

 

 

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

 

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