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Online: The U.S. presidential election 2020

On June 30, the Netherlands Atlantic Association organized an online program with American political expert Matt Mayer, themed:

 

The U.S. presidential election 2020

 

This program focused on the upcoming presidential election in the United States.  

 

The country currently faces major political and social challenges. Furthermore, polarization seems to be a larger issue than ever before. Questions which will be addressed are, among others: will President Trump be able to motivate a non-traditional ‘rank-and-file’ (Afro-Americans, (sub-) urban youngsters etc.) to cast their votes for him? What impact will the current debate on racism have on the election results? What will the impact be of the COVID-19 crisis on the election results? Apart from the public health issues the economy is currently in a deep crisis as well. Will it recover quickly enough for President Trump to pull off a victory?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Matt Mayer is the President of the think tank ‘Opportunity Ohio’ and a regular radio and television commentator in the United States on national and international current affairs. The program was moderated by journalist Robbert de Witt, who works at the foreign desk of the Dutch weekly Elsevier. He writes regularly on international affairs and American politics.

 

A record of this program will be shared on our website and social media channels.

 

Date:

Tuesday, 30 June, 2020

Time:

16.00-17.00 CET                    

Speaker:

Matt Mayer (Political expert, president Opportunity Ohio)

Moderator:

Robbert de Witt (journalist Elsevier)

Location:

Online: Google Meet



 

Online: a conversation about the UK-NL relationship with Ambassador Peter Wilson

On Wednesday, June 24, the Netherlands Atlantic Association organizes a live webinar with UK Ambassador Peter Wilson, themed:

 

Build back better after COVID-19: a conversation about the UK-NL relationship with Ambassador Peter Wilson

 

The United Kingdom and the Netherlands are long standing and like-minded partners, friends and allies. Defence cooperation, the transatlantic relationship with the US and cyber threats remain top priorities for both countries. The EU negotiations are ongoing. Against this background, the key question for both nations in the coming year is: How can we make sure that the recovery after the COVID-19 crisis is green and inclusive? UK Ambassador Peter Wilson will reflect on the bilateral relationship with the Netherlands within this context.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Register to join the live webinar hosted by the Netherlands Atlantic Association. You submit your questions beforehand and ask questions live via the chat. The webinar will be moderated by Alex Krijger, Vice Chairman of the Board of the Netherlands Atlantic Association.

 

Register

 

 

Date:

Wednesday, 24 June, 2020

Time:

16.00-17.00 CET                    

Speaker:

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

Moderator:

Alex Krijger (Vice Chairman of the Board of the Netherlands Atlantic Association)

Location:

Online: Google Meet

 

 



 

Online: NATO in the Disinformation Era

On Wednesday, May 20, the Netherlands Atlantic Youth organized an online program with Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Public Diplomacy Carmen Romero (NATO), themed:

 

NATO in the Disinformation Era

 

Since the outbreak of COVID-19, disinformation aimed at undermining U.S. and NATO forces has continued to grow and spread. How should NATO respond to disinformation campaigns that undermine Euro-Atlantic security? On Wednesday, May 20, Netherlands Atlantic Youth organized an interactive session with NATO Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Public Diplomacy Carmen Romero on NATO’s efforts to counter disinformation, the response of the Alliance to COVID-19, and NATO’s future political and military role. The online event was moderated by Netherlands Atlantic Youth Chairman Hugo Triesscheijn.

 

We will share a videorecord of the meeting in the next few days.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Foto: Flickr / NATO - Spanish artist begins large-scale painting project at NATO Headquarters / Edit: Atlantische Commissie

 

Carmen Romero was appointed NATO Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Public Diplomacy in October 2016. She joined NATO in May 2004 as Deputy Spokesperson and Head of Press and Media, a position she held for 12 years. She has also been Acting NATO Spokesperson, including during the Russia-Georgia war in August 2008. Prior to this, Carmen had a long career as the Foreign Affairs Correspondent for EFE News Agency based at the United Nations in Geneva, Moscow and Paris, covering events such as the revolution in Romania, the Fall of the Berlin Wall, the war in Chechnya, the crisis in Kosovo, and the NATO campaign in the former Yugoslavia. From 2001 to 2004 she was the Defence and Foreign Affairs Correspondent for EFE News Agency to the European Union and NATO. During that period she was also special envoy to Iraq and Afghanistan.

 

 

 

Date:

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Time:

3.00-3.30 PM        

Speaker:

Carmen Romero (Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Public Diplomacy at NATO)

Moderator:

Hugo Triesscheijn (Chairman Netherlands Atlantic Youth)

Location:

Online: Google Meet





 

Online: What did the 'Sixties' bring us: Liberation or Confusion?

On Tuesday, May 19, the Netherlands Atlantic Association organized an online program with American writer Christopher Caldwell, themed:

 

What did the 'Sixties' bring us: Liberation or Confusion?

 

This program focused on the ‘fruits’ of the liberal revolution of the 1960s and its unforeseen political consequences that are being felt today among different classes and generations in the US.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In his latest book Christopher Caldwell reveals the real political turning points of the past half century in the US, taking readers on a roller-coaster ride through Playboy magazine, affirmative action, CB radio, leveraged buyouts, iPhones, Oxycontin, Black Lives Matter, and internet cookies. In doing so, he shows that attempts to redress the injustices of the past have left Americans living under two different ideas of what it means to play by the rules (From: The Age of Entitlement).

 

Christopher Caldwell is a contributing editor at the Claremont Review of Books and a contributing opinion writer for The New York Times. He was previously a senior editor at the Weekly Standard and a columnist for the Financial Times. He is the author of The Age of Entitlement: America Since the Sixties and Reflections on the Revolution in Europe: Immigration, Islam and the West.

 

 

 

Date:

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Time:

16.00-17.00 CET                    

Speaker:

Christopher Caldwell (author, editor at The Claremont Review of Books, opinion writer for The New York Times)

Moderator:

Paul Brill (journalist, het Parool)

Location:

Online: Google Meet



 

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

On Thursday, April 16th, the Netherlands Atlantic Association organized 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 was moderated by the Vice-Chairman of the Board of the Atlantic Association, mr. Alex Krijger.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Foto: Flickr, The White House: White House Coronavirus Update Briefing

 

 

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

 




 

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