A discussion with
Michael V. Hayden
former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency and the National Security Agency
Munich Security Conference
former German Ambassador to the United States
President & CEO
Recent revelations about the National Security Agency's (NSA) global intelligence collection efforts, including against senior leaders of US friends and allies such as Germany’s Angela Merkel, have caused a strong public reaction around the world, and particularly in Europe. This controversy could damage the transatlantic relationship at a crucial time as Europe and the United States seek to move forward on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership and devise an approach to the on-going crisis in Syria.
To discuss the implications of the NSA revelations and its impact on the transatlantic relationship, and to formulate a way forward on rebuilding transatlantic trust and cooperation, the Atlantic Council and its Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security will host a member’s conference call with Wolfgang Ischinger, current chairman of the Munich Security Conference and former German ambassador to the United Kingdom and deputy foreign minister; and Michael Hayden, Atlantic Council board director and former director of the Central Intelligence Agency and the NSA. The event will be moderated by Atlantic Council President and CEO Frederick Kempe.
Hayden and Ischinger will build on their recent articles in the Wall Street Journal and New York Times, respectively, to provide their insights on the NSA revelations and ideas on how to rebuild transatlantic confidence. This event will be on-the-record and time will be made for questions and answers.
Members' Conference Call Series
This conference call is part of a larger series of Atlantic Council members’ programming, which seeks to provide members the opportunity to dialogue directly with policy experts on the most relevant topics of the day.
The passcode is 28369.