Join the Atlantic Council’s Transatlantic Security Initiative, in the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security, on Thursday, July 14 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. for a public conversation with Minister of Defense for the Kingdom of the Netherlands H.E. Kajsa Ollongren. This conversation will be held in-person at the Atlantic Council’s headquarters (1030 15th St NW, Washington, DC, 20005, 12th floor, West Tower Elevators) and online via Zoom.

Russia’s unprovoked and illegal invasion of Ukraine has ushered in a sea change in European security. All across the NATO Alliance, allies have been reassessing their defense priorities and posture, and funneling new funds into their militaries. The Netherlands has been no exception, designating €5 billion in additional defense spending, pledging to reach the 2 percent of GDP target by 2024, and releasing a new defense white paper outlining how the Netherlands will invest in their forces for future security.

To discuss the Dutch way forward and how European allies can continue to work with the United States to seize this crucial moment after the NATO Summit to enhance security in Europe, the Atlantic Council is excited to welcome Minister Ollongren for this public conversation. The Scowcroft Center’s Transatlantic Security Initiative is pleased to present this live event as part of the Atlantic Council’s #ACFrontPage event series, our premier ideas platform spotlighting global leaders and championing constructive solutions to global challenges. The Transatlantic Security Initiative shapes and influences the debate on the greatest security challenges facing the North Atlantic Alliance and its key partners.

Register below to attend the event and use the hashtag #ACFrontPage to join the conversation online.

Agenda

Welcoming Remarks

General James L. Jones, USMC (Ret.)
Executive Chairman Emeritus
Atlantic Council;
Founder
Jones Group International

Keynote Remarks and Fireside Chat

H.E. Kajsa Ollongren
Minister of Defense
Kingdom of the Netherlands

Moderated by:

Aaron Mehta
Editor in Chief
Breaking Defense

The Transatlantic Security Initiative, in the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security, shapes and influences the debate on the greatest security challenges facing the North Atlantic Alliance and its key partners.