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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

 

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.

 

 

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 

 

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