Three weeks ahead of the December meeting of NATO heads of state and government, this event will serve as a public primer highlighting many of the top issues on the Alliance’s agenda. The discussions will focus on priorities for strengthening collective defense and deterrence in Europe and beyond, including progress on improving capabilities, readiness, and decision-making through the NATO Readiness Initiative and “four thirties”. The conference will also explore the Alliance’s broader agenda on the road to London, including the impact of emerging technology on Alliance priorities, space as a new area of operations, and how NATO is planning to address threats in the cyber domain.

Convening senior officials, military leaders, top experts, business executives, and media from across the Euro-Atlantic policy community, the conference will provide a unique platform to discuss critical issues for NATO at a time when the threats have never been more pressing.

Register now by filling out the registration form below. We hope you can join us for what promises to be a fascinating discussion.

Keynote remarks by

H.E. Raimundas Karoblis
Minister of National Defense
Republic of Lithuania

Defense and deterrence in a new era: NATO readiness and taking stock of the four thirties

The Hon. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ-7) Member, Committee on Armed Services US House of Representatives

Ambassador Alexander Vershbow
Distinguished Fellow, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security
Atlantic Council

Marta Kepe
Defense Analyst
RAND Corporation

Richard D. Hooker
Professor of National Security Strategy, National War College
National Defense University

Moderated by:

Aaron Mehta
Deputy Editor and Senior Pentagon Correspondent
Defense News

Special presentation: remarks on the Atlantic Council’s task force report on NATO joint intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance

Air Marshal Sir Christopher Harper, RAF (Ret.)
Nonresident Senior Fellow, Transatlantic Security Initiative, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security
Atlantic Council

On the horizon: The impact of emerging technology on NATO’s future battlefield

Ambassador Douglas Lute
CEO
Cambridge Global Advisors

Air Marshal Sir Christopher Harper, RAF (Ret.)
Nonresident Senior Fellow, Transatlantic Security Initiative, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security
Atlantic Council

Melissa K. Griffith
Public Policy Fellow
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

Mark Beall
Chief, Strategic Engagement and Policy Directorate Joint Artificial Intelligence Center
US Department of Defense

Moderated by:

Oriana Pawlyk
Air Warfare Reporter
Military.com

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