On 4 December, the world watched as heads of state and government and military leaders gather at the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s Leaders’ Meeting in London.
With the commemoration of the Alliance’s 70th anniversary, the year has served to honour NATO’s achievements. To round off the celebrations, the NATO Leaders’ Meeting presented an important opportunity to jointly assess challenges and opportunities and highlight NATO’s enduring value as it adapts to a changing world.
Building on the success of NATO Engages Brussels 2018 and NATO Engages Washington, DC 2019, the Atlantic Council, GLOBSEC, King’s College London, the Munich Security Conference, and the Royal United Services Institute organised the official NATO outreach event the day before the Leaders’ Meeting in cooperation with NATO and the UK government.
The town hall-style scene-setting event in central London encouraged a broader public conversation about the importance of NATO, add new voices into the conversation about today’s changing world, and cast a look into NATO’s future.
Dr. Kori Schake
Deputy Director-General, International Institute for Strategic Studies
Special Representative for Women, Peace and Security, NATO
Ambassador Sir Nicholas Kay
Senior Civilian Representative to Afghanistan, NATO
Professor Dame Angela Mclean DBE FRS
Chief Scientific Adviser, UK Ministry of Defence
The Rt. Hon Lord Robertson of Port Ellen KT
Former NATO Secretary General 1999-2003
Senior Fellow, Digital Forensic Research Lab, Atlantic Council
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Professor of International Politics at the University of Birmingham
Deputy Chief Technology Officer and Senior Information Scientist at RAND Corporation
Executive Director for the EU and Africa at the Global Cyber Alliance
Dr Bleddyn Bowen
Lecturer in International Relations, University of Leicester
Senior Research Fellow of the Strategic Communication Programme, GLOBSEC
Ambassador Sorin Ducaru
Director of the European Union Satellite Centre (SATCEN)
Director of the European Centre of Excellence for Countering Hybrid Threats
Professor Gülnur Aybet
Senior Advisor to the President of the Republic of Turkey on Foreign Policy
Professor Hans Joachim Schellnhuber CBE
Director Emeritus of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research