Please join the Atlantic Council Scowcroft Center’s Transatlantic Security Initiative for a conversation with Canadian Minister of National Defense of Bill Blair. This event will be livestreamed on Monday, May 13, at 2:00 p.m.

Last month, Canada unveiled its new defense policy, Our North Strong and Free, which prioritizes North American security and Arctic sovereignty, and increases Canada’s defense investments. As the NATO Leaders Summit approaches in July, strengthening Allied cooperation and collective defense is paramount to transatlantic unity.

This conversation will focus on the updated defense policy, explore US-Canadian bilateral relations, address Canada’s role in transatlantic security, and the steps Canada and its allies are taking to ensure the long-term stability and security of North America and the Euro-Atlantic community, including continued support for Ukraine.

To discuss these issues and more, the Atlantic Council welcomes Minister Blair for this timely and important conversation.

This conversation will take place in-person at the Canadian embassy and virtually, and will be broadcast on YouTube, X (formerly known as Twitter), Facebook, and LinkedIn. To receive the event information, please register above. This event is part of the Transatlantic Security Initiative’s 2024 NATO Washington Summit Campaign. For more information and updates on future events and publications, follow @ACScowcroft.


H.E. Bill Blair
Minister of National Defense of Canada

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