NOTE: The following event has been cancelled.

H.E. Johan Verbeke and the Atlantic Council invite you to the 
featuring Timothy Garton Ash ​

"The Crisis of Europe"

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Remarks by:
Timothy Garton Ash 
Professor of European Studies 
University of Oxford


Senior Fellow
Hoover Institution
Stanford University

Moderated by:
Frederick Kempe
President & CEO
Atlantic Council

The Atlantic Council launched this annual lecture series in 2005 to honor the memory of the Atlantic Council's former President, Christopher Makins. This event brings together top European and American minds and policymakers to discuss the state of the Atlantic partnership and its future direction. By providing a platform for discussion and by stimulating provocative discourse on the importance of the Atlantic alliance, the lecture carries on the heritage and vision of this extraordinary Atlanticist. 

This year, join us for remarks by and a conversation with Timothy Garton Ash, Professor of European Studies in the University of Oxford, moderated by Frederick Kempe, President and CEO of the Atlantic Council. Professor Garton Ash is also the Isaiah Berlin Professorial Fellow at St Antony's College, Oxford and a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. He is the author of nine books of political writing or 'history of the present' including The Magic Lantern: The Revolution of '89 Witnessed in Warsaw, Budapest, Berlin, & Prague; The File: A Personal History; In Europe's Name; and Facts are Subversive. He writes a column on international affairs in the Guardian, which is widely syndicated, and is a regular contributor to the New York Review of Books, amongst other journals. His latest book Free Speech: Ten Principles for a Connected World will be published in 2016, and he leads the thirteen language Oxford University research project Awards he has received for his writing include the George Orwell Prize.  

Previous transatlantic leaders who have delivered the Makins Lecture include Dr. Zbigniew Brzezinski, President Vaira Vike-Freiberga, Dr. Henry Kissinger, Lord George Robertson, and General Brent Scowcroft.


Residence of the Ambassador of Belguim
2300 Foxhall Road, NW
Washington, DC

5:30 p.m. - Registration
6:00 p.m. - Program
7:15 p.m. - Reception

Please email questions to Vicente Garcia at

Participate online by following @AtlanticCouncil on Twitter and tweeting with #ACMakins