WASHINGTON, DC - The Atlantic Council has appointed former Peruvian Ambassador and Finance Minister Luis Miguel Castilla as Senior Fellow for the Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center. In this capacity, Ambassador Castilla will work on a host of issues, including Peru, the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit, China-Latin America relations, regional and international trade, the implications of peace in Colombia, and security throughout the hemisphere.
As a fellow, Mr. Pothier will contribute to the Scowcroft Center’s work on transatlantic security in an age of global turbulence and challenges. Among other things, Mr. Pothier will focus on the future of NATO in light of the new security environment in Europe, the EU-NATO relationship, NATO’s partnerships, and European defense capabilities. He brings both practical experience and creative ideas that will advance the Center’s goals of galvanizing the transatlantic community for global challenges and generating policy-relevant ideas for policy makers and national security leaders on both sides of the Atlantic.
Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland H.E. Witold Waszczykowski delivered a keynote address focused on Poland and the NATO Summit to a packed auditorium, highlighting the threats that NATO faces on both its eastern and southern flanks. He stressed that NATO needs to strengthen its military presence in Poland and the Baltics to combat an increasingly aggressive Russian.