January 24, 2012
The Transatlantic Bargain in 2012: Still a Good Deal?
By Atlantic Council
The Transatlantic Bargain in 2012: Still a Good Deal? by Atlantic Council
A lifelong transatlanticist, Alexandr Vondra was appointed the minister of defense of the Czech Republic on July 13, 2010. Previously, he served as deputy prime minister for European affairs and as a foreign minister of the Czech Republic.
From 1990 to 1992, Minister Vondra served as foreign policy advisor to President Vaclav Havel. In 1994, he managed the Czech team responsible for the implementation of the Czech Republic’s Partnership for Peace Program, and in 1996, he built and headed the Czech team for pre-accession talks with NATO. From March 1997 to July 2001, he served as the Czech ambassador to the United States. During his tenure, he oversaw the process of the Czech Republic’s integration into NATO.
Remarks byH.E. Alexandr Vondra
Minister of Defense
Welcome and Introduction byDamon Wilson
Executive Vice President
Moderated byKurt Volker
Managing Director - International