On Tuesday, May 7 at 12:00 p.m. ET, the Atlantic Council will host an #ACFrontPage conversation with General Christopher G. Cavoli, Commander US European Command and Supreme Allied Commander Europe. Cavoli, a recipient of the 2024 Atlantic Council Distinguished Leadership Award, will discuss the upcoming 2024 NATO Summit, allied strategies to counter renewed Russian revanchism amid Moscow’s ongoing war in Ukraine, and efforts to modernize the Alliance’s capabilities. This event is part of the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security’s flagship Commanders Series programming, generously supported by Saab.

Seventy-five years ago, twelve nations founded NATO to provide collective defense and uphold the rules-based international order. Today, with thirty-two members, NATO promotes global peace and stability both inside and beyond its borders. NATO has responded to Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine by supporting Kyiv, expanding the Alliance to include Finland and Sweden, and adopting new regional defense plans. However, recent Russian gains threaten Ukraine and European security.

Ahead of July’s NATO Summit in Washington, Cavoli will join us to discuss priorities for the summit, support for Ukraine, and efforts to modernize the Alliance’s military capabilities to be fit for purpose for the battlefields of the future.

This edition of #ACFrontPage will take place in person at the Atlantic Council studios in Washington, DC. In-person attendance is limited and will be granted through invitation only. The event will broadcast on May 17 on Atlantic Council TV, YouTube, Facebook, and X (formerly known as Twitter). To join us in person on May 7, please complete the registration form.

This event is part of the Atlantic Council’s programming organized around the 2024 NATO Summit in Washington. For more information and updates on future events and publications, follow @ACScowcroft.

An #ACFrontPage Event

Atlantic Council Front Page is our premier live ideas platform for global leaders to discuss the defining challenges of our time. #ACFrontPage is a high-level event series featuring top newsmakers across multiple digital platforms. Harnessing the convening power and expertise of the Council’s sixteen programs and centers, #ACFrontPage leverages the Council’s capabilities in social media, press, and digital outreach to spotlight the world’s most prominent leaders and the most compelling ideas across sectors and engage new audiences eager for nonpartisan and constructive solutions to current global challenges. This widely promoted program features the Council’s most important guests and content serving as the highlight of our programming.


General Christopher G. Cavoli
US European Command

Supreme Allied Commander Europe

In conversation with

Dr. Andrew Michta
Director and Senior Fellow, Scowcroft Security Initiative, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security
Atlantic Council

Opening remarks

Michael Andersson
Head of Strategic Partnerships and International Affairs

Board Director
Atlantic Council

Introductory remarks

General James L. Jones
Executive Chairman Emeritus
Atlantic Council

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The Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security works to develop sustainable, nonpartisan strategies to address the most important security challenges facing the United States and the world.

The Commanders Series, generously supported by Saab, is the Atlantic Council’s flagship speakers’ forum for senior military and defense leaders.

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