Event Recaps

Amid administration debate over the way forward in Afghanistan, His Excellency Anders Fogh Rasmussen delivered his first major speech in the U.S. as NATO Secretary General at the Atlantic Council.

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Senator Richard Lugar (R-IN), the ranking minority member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, spoke for the Atlantic Council to provide a Congressional perspective on how a new Strategic Concept for NATO can best ensure the continued relevance of the Alliance.

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The Atlantic Council hosted a day of rich off-the-record conversations with leading policy thinkers on today's global challenges for its embers. Below are the highlights of the agenda, with links to pages summarizing the topics covered in the session.

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The Honorable Alexander Vershbow, Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs, and Lieutenant General Patrick O’Reilly, Director of the Missile Defense Agency, joined the Atlantic Council for an exclusive teleconference briefing on the Obama administration’s decision to pursue alternative technologies and architectures for missile defense in Europe.

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French Chief of Defense General Jean-Louis Georgelin joined the Atlantic Council for a discussion on France's normalization of relations with NATO.  It was the first major speech in the U.S. by a senior French official on NATO since France's reintegration into the alliance's integrated military command.

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Former Secretary of State Dr. Madeleine K. Albright commemorated the legacy of Polish Solidarity adviser Bronislaw Geremek with the Atlantic Council.

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The Atlantic Council's International Security Program hosted former Danish Prime Minister and NATO Secretary General-designate Anders Fogh Rasmussen for an all-day transition seminar.

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Josef Ackermann on the Global Economic and Financial Crisis

Deutsche Bank CEO Dr. Josef Ackermann visited the Atlantic Council for a frank discussion about the global economic crisis.

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On April 29, the Atlantic Council hosted its Annual Awards Dinner, celebrating two historic dates in transatlantic relations: the 60th anniversary of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.

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