#FutureNATO Twitter Town Hall

January 28, 2016 - 9:00 am

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#FutureNATO Twitter Town Hall
NATO’s New Strategy: Stability Generation

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A conversation with:
Jorge Benitez

Director, NATOSource
Senior Fellow, Atlantic Council

Daniel S. Hamilton

Executive Director
SAIS Center for Transatlantic Relations
This is the first in a series of #FutureNATO Twitter Town Halls, in which experts and enthusiasts join in a virtual discussion on the challenges NATO must consider in the lead up to the Summit in July 2016. 

This debate will focus on an Atlantic Council report which proposes that NATO adopt a new strategy called "Stability Generation," built on the concept of ensuring stability in the NATO region and reducing the threat of significant conflicts in NATO's neighborhood. The new threat landscape the transatlantic community faces means that NATO must adapt its strategy to remain relevant. While many transatlantic policymakers and thought leaders have called for a new strategy for NATO, few have outlined what that strategy should actually entail.

To join in the discussion follow @ACMillenniumLP and the experts listed above and use #FutureNATO.


Jorge Benitez is the Director of NATOSource and a Senior Fellow in the Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security.

He specializes in NATO and transatlantic relations, European politics, and US national security. He has been interviewed or cited by a broad range of media sources such as CNN, the BBC, the Los Angeles Times, the Christian Science Monitor, U.S. News and World Report, Bloomberg News, Defense News, POLITICO, the National Interest, Xinhua, the Global Times, Russia Today, Kommersant, Hurriyet, Handelsblatt, Al Arabiya, Al Hurra, Al Jazeera, Sky News, and the Congressional Research Service.

Dr. Benitez previously served as Assistant for Alliance Issues to the Director of NATO Affairs in the Office of the Secretary of Defense. He has also served as a specialist in international security for the Department of State and the Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis.

Dr. Benitez received his BA from the University of Florida, his MPP from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, and his PhD from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.

Dr. Daniel S. Hamilton is the Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation Professor and Founding Director of the Center for Transatlantic Relations at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Johns Hopkins University. From 2001-2015 he also served as Executive Director of the American Consortium for EU Studies, designated by the European Commission as the EU Center of Excellence Washington, DC.

Dr. Hamilton has held a variety of senior positions in the U.S. Department of State, including Deputy Assistant Secretary for European Affairs, responsible for NATO, OSCE and transatlantic security issues, Nordic-Baltic and Balkan Affairs; U.S. Special Coordinator for Southeast European Stabilization; Associate Director of the Policy Planning Staff for two U.S. Secretaries of State; Director for Policy in the Bureau of European Affairs; and Senior Policy Advisor to the U.S. Ambassador and U.S. Embassy in Germany. In 2008 he served as the first Robert Bosch Foundation Senior Diplomatic Fellow in the German Foreign Office. In 2012 he was a member of German Chancellor Angela Merkel's 'Futures Advisory Group'.

Dr. Hamilton is a member and past chair of the selection committee for the Robert Bosch Stiftung Fellows program bringing young American professionals to Germany. He is an Editorial Board Member of the journal Biosecurity and Bioterrorism and the Danish Foreign Policy Yearbook, and Board Member of the Prague Center for Transatlantic Relations and the Center for European and North Atlantic Affairs in Bratislava.