The Atlantic Council’s Transatlantic Security Initiative, in the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security, hosted a public event revisiting the legacy of NATO as well as the challenges and opportunities facing the Alliance as we celebrate this landmark anniversary. This event took place on Thursday, April 4, at 9:30 a.m. ET / 3:30 p.m. CET, both in-person at the Atlantic Council headquarters and virtually.

April 4, 2024, marks 75 years since 12 countries signed the Washington Treaty, which established the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). This is a moment to celebrate the world’s largest and most successful military alliance, but also a time to take stock of the geopolitical turbulence facing the transatlantic community and transformation needed to ensure NATO and its constituent members are fit-for-purpose in an era of increasing strategic competition.

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.

This event was livestreamed on Atlantic Council TV, YouTube, Facebook, and X (formerly Twitter).

Agenda

Thursday, April 4

NATO at 75: An alliance for a safer world
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. ET | 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. CET

Opening remarks

  • Jenna Ben-Yehuda, Executive Vice President, Atlantic Council


Featuring

  • Amb. Paula Dobriansky, Vice Chair, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security, Atlantic Council; Former Under Secretary of State for Global Affairs; Senior Fellow, Harvard University Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
  • Dr. John Deni, Research Professor, US Army War College; Nonresident Senior Fellow, Transatlantic Security Initiative, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security, Atlantic Council
  • Ian Brzezinski, Senior Fellow, Atlantic Council; Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Europe and NATO Policy 
  • Elisabeth Braw, Senior Fellow, Transatlantic Security Initiative, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security, Atlantic Council
  • Dr. Matthew Kroenig (Moderator)Vice President and Senior Director, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security, Atlantic Council

NATO at 75: Looking ahead to the next 75
10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. ET | 4:45 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. CET       

Featuring

  • Sissy Martinez, Program Manager and Research Associate, Europe, Russia, and Eurasia Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies
  • Jason C. Moyer, Program Associate, Global Europe Program, The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
  • Luka Ignac, Assistant Director, Transatlantic Security Initiative, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security, Atlantic Council
  • Krista Viksnins, Senior Program Officer, Transatlantic Defense and Security Program, Center for European Policy Analysis
  • Alexandra Sharp (Moderator), World Brief Writer, Foreign Policy

 

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