Seventh Annual Christopher J. Makins Lecture

Keynote Address:
President Toomas Hendrik Ilves
Former President of Estonia, 2006-2016
Moderated by:
Susan Glasser
Welcome by:
Frederick Kempe
President & CEO
Atlantic Council

Join us for a discussion on the transatlantic strategic partnership with President Toomas Hendrik Ilves, former president of Estonia from 2006 to 2016. Moderated by Susan Glasser, editor of POLITICO, President Ilves will reflect on his time as president of Estonia, discuss the future of Europe, and address America's role in the world. The lecture will be followed by a wine reception.  
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.

About the Lecture: 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