NATO After Brexit: Restoring the Power and Purpose of the Alliance

June 27, 2016 - 1:30 pm

1030 15th St. NW, 12th Floor
Washington, DC, DC

A conversation with:

Ambassador R. Nicholas Burns (Ret.)
Roy and Barbara Goodman Family Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Relations 
Harvard Kennedy School of Government;
Former US Ambassador to NATO

General James L. Jones, Jr., USMC (Ret.)
Chairman and Board Director, Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security
Atlantic Council; 
Founder and President 
Jones Group International;
Former National Security Advisor and Former Supreme Allied Commander Europe

Moderated by:
Dr. Evelyn Farkas
Nonresident Senior Fellow, Brent Scowcroft Center
on International Security,

Atlantic Council; 
Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Russia/Ukraine/Eurasia
US Department of Defense

Introduced by:
Mr. Damon Wilson
Executive Vice President, Programs and Strategy
Atlantic Council; 
Former Senior Director, European Affairs 
National Security Council
After Britain's historic vote to leave the European Union, the NATO Alliance has become more important than ever as a platform for European cooperation and security. What the Alliance achieves at its upcoming Warsaw Summit will be integral in defining NATO's role in the new Euro-Atlantic security environment and strengthening international peace and stability in a turbulent world.
Framing a critical conversation about the Alliance's strategic priorities, this event will present the final conclusions of an Atlantic Council-chartered study on the future of NATO co-chaired by Ambassador R. Nicholas Burns and General James L. Jones. The study is premised on the belief that the Alliance is facing its greatest set of internal and external challenges since the Cold War. The report calls for renewed leadership by the United States and key European allies to restore NATO’s power and purpose in the face of an entirely different security landscape. 

Featuring a panel discussion with Ambassador Burns and General Jones, the event will convene key transatlantic officials and leaders to discuss what the US, UK, and crucial European Allies must do to bolster NATO's strength and solidarity in a post-Brexit Europe. 

We hope that you will be able to join us for this important event. 

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Atlantic Council 
1030 15th Street NW, 12th Floor (West Tower Elevators)
Washington, DC 20005

VISITING THE COUNCIL: Metro and parking info 

This invitation is transferable and open to the public. 
The event is open to the press and on the record