UPDATE: The Atlantic Council regrets that a change in Mr. Lidington’s schedule has made it necessary to cancel this event. As a result, we will be unable to offer the webcast described below.

Please join us on June 18 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. for conversation with The Hon. David Lidington, UK Minister of State for Europe and MP for on “The Ukraine Crisis and NATO as We Move Toward the Fall Summit.”

Facing the end of operations in Afghanistan and a resurgent Russia, 2014 stands as a pivotal year for NATO. As the September Newport Summit approaches, the Atlantic alliance’s principal mission of European security has returned to the fore.

At this event, Mr. Lidington will discuss the United Kingdom’s views on how ongoing events in Ukraine will affect the Atlantic partnership, and will also offer thoughts on NATO’s future roles and missions. He will also consider ways of enhancing stability along Europe’s eastern borders.


A discussion with
David Lidington,
UK Minister of State for Europe and MP for Aylesbury

Moderated by
Damon Wilson,
Executive Vice President
Atlantic Council

Minister of State for Europe David Lidington will outline the United Kingdom’s views of the implications of the Ukraine crisis for the European Union, NATO, and the West’s relations with Moscow.

Mr. Lidington has been actively engaged in the United Kingdom’s response to the unfolding events in Ukraine, visiting Ukraine, Moldova, and Georgia in the past months in support of the European Neighborhood Policy. Additionally, he has spoken frequently on the importance of respect for Ukraine’s territorial sovereignty in the face of external aggression, repeatedly calling on the Russian Federation to de-escalate tensions in Crimea and eastern Ukraine.

Lidington has represented Aylesbury in Parliament since 1992. In 2010, he was appointed to the post of minister of state for Europe, which spans a wide-ranging and diverse portfolio ranging from the European Union to Russia and Central Asia.

“Russia’s actions in Ukraine cast a chill across Europe… Russia’s leaders choose to ignore the reality that, for the last 70 years, a lifetime of living memory for most people, Ukrainians have lived together as a unified nation.”

– David Lidington, “The Future of the EU”

June 18, 2014
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
1030 15th Street NW,
12th Floor (West Tower Elevator)
Washington, DC

Representatives of the press are welcome. All proceedings of this event are on the record. For press inquiries, please contact [email protected].

ATTIRE: Business attire is requested.

VISITING THE COUNCIL: Metro and parking