Toward a Europe Whole and Free
April 29-30, 2014

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Please join the Atlantic Council's special tribute to NATO and the European Union on the anniversaries of their historic enlargements, April 29-30, 2014 in Washington, DC.

This two-day conference will honor the historic milestones that have forged a strong and prosperous Atlantic community and explore the most pressing challenges to the completion of a Europe whole and free. This vision, successfully implemented for two decades with a bipartisan and transatlantic strategy, has been called into question both within current NATO and EU members and by Russia's aggressive actions. Leaders and experts will gather at the Council's headquarters to debate the opportunities and challenges in Europe's east and south with the aim of exploring a renewed common transatlantic approach. 

European foreign and defense ministers, top US legislators, key enlargement architects, and other top strategists will address the audience on topics including the ongoing crisis in Ukraine, the transformation of Europe, the role of the United States in Europe, as well as the daunting challenges facing continued Euro-Atlantic integration.

Featuring Secretary of State John Kerry and Vice President Joe Biden

Also featuring European foreign and defense ministers, NATO leaders, members of US congress and former US national security advisors, and high-level media, including:

  • Madeleine K. Albright, Chair, Albright Stonebridge Group; Board Director, Atlantic Council; Former United States Secretary of State
  • José Manuel Durão Barroso, President, European Commission
  • Zbigniew Brzezinski, Counselor and Trustee, CSIS; Former National Security Advisor
  • R. Nicholas Burns, Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Politics, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
  • Bob Corker, United States Senator (R-TN), US Senate
  • Stephen J. Hadley, Chairman, Board of Directors, United States Institute of Peace; Former National Security Advisor
  • Jon Huntsman, Jr., Chairman, Atlantic Council
  • Robert Kagan, Senior Fellow, Project on International Order and Strategy, Brookings
  • John McCain, United States Senator (R-AZ), US Senate
  • Christopher Murphy, United States Senator (D-CT), US Senate
  • Brent Scowcroft, Chairman, International Advisory Board, Atlantic Council; Former National Security Advisor
  • Laimdota Straujuma, Prime Minister of the Republic of Latvia
  • Horst Teltschik, Former German National Security Advisor
  • Alexander Vershbow, Deputy Secretary General, NATO
  • The Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Albania, Bulgaria, Lithuania, Montenegro, Macedonia, the Netherlands, and Romania
  • The Ministers of Defense of the Czech Republic, Estonia, and Georgia

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