Event Recaps

Lord George Robertson, the former Secretary General of NATO, delivered the Atlantic Council's fourth annual Christopher J. Makins Lecture.  His speech, entitled "The Transatlantic Community: Time for Some Lateral Thinking," outlined how to restore leadership within the transatlantic community.

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Sofia Energy Roundtable

The Atlantic Council hosted the Sofia Energy Roundtable in Sofia, Bulgaria on March 1-2 in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Economy, Energy, and Tourism of Bulgaria.

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Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton spoke on the future of NATO before the Atlantic Council on February 22.  Council Chairman Senator Chuck Hagel offered welcoming remarks, and former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright introduced Secretary Clinton.

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Canadian Brigadier-General Jonathan Vance, the former Commander of Joint Task Force 5-09 who until recently commanded all Canadian and NATO Forces in Afghanistan's Kandahar province, spoke before the Atlantic Council on counterinsurgency in Afghanistan from a Canadian perspective.

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Vassilis Kaskarelis, Greece’s recently posted Ambassador to the United States, joined the Atlantic Council for a private roundtable discussion to offer his assessment of the U.S.-EU relationship and NATO-EU cooperation.

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Gordan Jandroković, Croatia's Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration, joined the Atlantic Council for a conversation on Southeast Europe's prospects for integration into Euro-Atlantic institutions.

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On November 8, in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, the Atlantic Council hosted the Freedom’s Challenge dinner and awards ceremony.  Held at Berlin's Hotel Adlon, the event was attended by government, military, business and cultural leaders from across the Atlantic Alliance.

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The Atlantic Council hosted a conference on the Next Steps for Missile Defense in Europe featuring the Honorable Ellen Tauscher, Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security, LTG Patrick O'Reilly, Director of the Missile Defense Agency, and Representative Michael Turner (R-OH), Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Strategic Forces Subcommittee.

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