Sir Peter Westmacott and the Atlantic Council invite you to the
ANNUAL CHRISTOPHER J. MAKINS LECTURE 2014
Featuring the Rt. Hon. David Miliband
A conversation with
The Right Honourable David Miliband
President and CEO
International Rescue Committee
Former British Secretary of State
for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
Associated Editor and Columnist
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 European and American top 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 a conversation with David Miliband , president and CEO of the International Rescue Committee, moderated by David Ignatius of the Washington Post. He oversees the agency's relief and development operations in more than forty countries and its refugee resettlement and assistance programs throughout the United States. In addition, he leads the IRC's advocacy efforts in Washington, Geneva, Brussels, and other capitals on behalf of the world's most vulnerable people. Miliband had a distinguished political career in the United Kingdom over fifteen years. From 2007 to 2010, he served as the youngest foreign secretary in three decades, driving advancements in human rights and representing the United Kingdom throughout the world.
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.
Space is limited. RSVP by June 20.
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The main gates on Massachusetts Avenue will be open, and parking is available in the Embassy compound.