Please join the Atlantic Council Scowcroft Center’s Transatlantic Security Initiative and the Europe Center for a conversation with the Minister of Defense of the Kingdom of Sweden Pål Jonson. This event will take place in-person on Tuesday, December 5, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. ET at the Atlantic Council and virtually.

Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine fundamentally changed Europe’s security architecture, prompting an historic expansion of NATO’s northern flank. After Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s decision last July to back Stockholm’s bid to join the Alliance, Sweden is set to join NATO as the Alliance’s 32nd member. Once inside the Alliance, integrating Sweden into NATO’s deterrence and defense activities will be a critical priority for reinforcing NATO’s northeastern frontier.

As we are reminded daily in Ukraine, defense innovation will be critical to succeed on the battlefields of the future. With its advanced military capabilities, well-trained forces, technical knowhow, and robust defense industrial base, Sweden will play an important role in securing NATO’s strategic advantage across the five operational domains.

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

This conversation will take place in-person and virtually and will be broadcast on YouTube, X (formerly known as Twitter), Facebook, and LinkedIn. To receive the event information, please register by clicking on the link 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. For more information on the Europe Center’s events and commentary, follow @ACEurope.


H.E. Pål Jonson
Minister of Defense of the Kingdom of Sweden

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