Nieuws & Programma's

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.

 

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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:

t.b.d.

Location:

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

Photo: Flickr/John Fielding

Jonge Atlantici zoekt bestuursleden voor 2019-2020!

Voor het seizoen 2019-2020 is Jonge Atlantici opzoek naar enkele nieuwe bestuursleden. Heb je interesse? Lees dan snel verder!

 

Over Jonge Atlantici

De Jonge Atlantici (JA)  is de jongerentak van de Atlantische Commissie. Ons doel is om studenten en young professionals meer bewust te maken van trans-Atlantische betrekkingen en veiligheidsvraagstukken. Door middel van het organiseren van verschillende soorten evenementen bevordert de JA het dialoog hierover. De JA organiseert paneldiscussies, lezingen, masterclasses, seminars en studiereizen over onderwerpen zoals de NAVO, politieke relaties, militaire inzichten , de actualiteit en strategische ontwikkelingen.

 

Energy and Geopolitics: Nord Stream II

On Thursday, May 23rd, the Royal Institute of Engineers (KIVI) and the Netherlands Atlantic Youth organise a program themed:
 
Energy and Geopolitics
Nord Stream II
 
Nord Stream II - the new pipeline that is to be transporting Russian gas to Germany - divides the international community. Since the onset of this project, the enthusiasm for this project has shifted in many countries. Themes like Russian agression in Ukraine, the shift towards clean energy in Europe, and the shut down of the gas field in Groningen converge in this geopolitical debate.
 
Whereas the Netherlands and Germany are steadfast about the economic nature of the project, President Trump does not hesitate to show his dissatisfation about the convergence of economic and security interests towards Russia.
 
On May 23rd, KIVI - Koninklijk Instituut Van Ingenieurs and Jonge Atlantici gather experts from Clingendael and RaamopRusland Kennis Analyse Debat and German and U.S. voices together on stage to discuss the different viewpoints and the way forward.
 
Student-patrons will be prioritized for this event.
 

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Date:

Thursday, May 23rd

Time:

18.30- 21.30 h.
                          
18.30 – 19.00 h. Registration
                           19.00 – 20.45 h. Program
                           20.45 – 21.30 h. Reception

Speakers:

Hella Rottenberg (Raam op Rusland), Coby van der Linde (Clingendael International Energy Programme), David Swalley (US Embassy The Hague), Alex Krijger (Atlantische Commissie, Krijger & Partners) René Cuperus (Duitsland Instituut Amsterdam, UvA)
Moderator: Hugo van der Heijden (Jonge Atlantici)

Location:

KIVI (Prinsessegracht 23, The Hague)
 

 

 

NATO Night 2019: What Does the Future Hold For NATO?

Seventy years ago, on April 4th, 1949, NATO was established. To celebrate this fact, Netherlands Atlantic Youth organizes a birthday party. On the 11th, we discuss the past seven decades and the current state of Transatlantic relations. But first and foremost we will ask ourselves: what does the future hold for NATO? We will discuss these questions with professionals and experts in Transatlantic relations, but we are also curious to hear from YOU!

NATO has seen significant changes through the years. Being founded in the Cold War to deter the Soviet Union, the Alliance reinvented itself after the Berlin Wall came down. According to many, including the Dutch government, the organisation is still the cornerstone of Dutch security policy. However, at its 70th anniversary the Alliance is not exactly in a celebratory mood.

In 1957 the first Secretary General, Lord Ismay, famously stated that NATO exists “to keep the Russians out, the Americans in, and the Germans down.” Today, Russia actively meddles in Western democratic processes; some in the U.S. doubt NATO’s usefulness; and the idea of a European army and strategic autonomy is actively debated in Germany. Does Lord Ismay’s old adage still ring true in 2019? Come and discuss at NATO Night 2019!

Speakers at NATO Night include Minister of Defense Ank Bijleveld, Dutch Permanent Representative to NATO Marisa Gerards, Charlotte Brandsma (German Marshall Fund US), Naomi ter Haar (Ministry of Defence), and others. The evening will be presented by Sophie Derkzen.

 

Cost: € 5,-

 

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Date:

Thursday, April 11th

Time:

19.00- 23.00 h.
                             
19.00 – 19.30 h. Registration and info market
                           19.30 – 20.30 h. Program
                           20.30 – 20.45 h. short break

                           20.45  22.15 h. Program

                           22.15 – 23.30 h. Reception and info market

Speakers:

Ank Bijleveld (Minister of Defense), Marisa Gerards (Permanent Representative of the Netherlands to NATO), Charlotte Brandsma (German Marshall Fund of the United States), Naomi ter Haar (Ministry of Defence) among others.

Moderator:

Sophie Derkzen

Location:

TivoliVredenburg (Vredenburglaan 11, Utrecht)

 

 

Save the Date! NATO Night 2019: Tuesday, April 11, 18.00 hrs.

Vol: Excursie: bezoek NCTV

Op woensdag 27 februari organiseert Jonge Atlantici een excursie naar de NCTV. Meld je dus nu aan voor:

 

Jonge Atlantici bezoekt:

Nationaal Coördinator Terrorismebestrijding en Veiligheid

 

Wanneer het in het nieuws over terrorisme gaat, dan komt al heel snel de geheimzinnige Nationaal Coördinator Terrorisme en Veiligheid (NCTV) in beeld. Zij weten wat er speelt en publiceren vier maal per jaar het bekende dreigingsbeeld. Hiermee geeft de NCTV bijvoorbeeld aan of er een ‘verhoogde’ of ‘substantiële’ kans is op een terroristische aanslag in Nederland. Maar hoe komt de NCTV aan dit dreigingsbeeld? En wat doen ze met deze kennis over risico’s en gevaren voor de Nederlandse samenleving?

 

Om daar achter te komen krijgt Jonge Atlantici een zeer exclusief kijkje achter de schermen, waarbij verschillende experts voor ons een tipje van de sluier oplichten over de bedreigingen en risico’s voor onze samenleving en hoe daarmee wordt omgegaan. Aansluitend kan je de werkwijze van de NCTV zelf ervaren door deelname aan een simulatiespel.

 

Vanwege grote belangstelling kunnen we helaas geen aanmeldingen meer aannemen.

 

Wanneer: Woensdag 27 februari, 15.30-18.00 uur
Waar: NCTV, Ministerie Justitie en veiligheid, Turfmarkt 147, Den Haag.
Deelname: Gratis na aanmelding. ID verplicht!
Deelnemers: Max. 30 personen

 

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