About NATO Engages

Rounding off NATO’s 70th anniversary year, and back in the city that was its inaugural home, heads of governments  convened in London to examine how the Euro-Atlantic Alliance adapts and maintains security for its Allies in a rapidly changing world.

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu and Margaret Brennan
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu and Margaret Brennan

On the eve of the NATO Leaders’ Meeting, a special ‘Town Hall’ event on 3rd December facilitated a broader conversation by bringing together policy makers and officials with other institutions such as think tanks and universities, as well as the public.

The event looked to NATO’s future, examining how the Alliance deals with geopolitical uncertainty, changing threats and new opportunities. Discussions covered topics including hybrid conflict, disinformation and societal resilience, cyber security, emerging and disruptive tech, shifts in great power competition and NATO’s enduring value in meeting these challenges.

Several leaders from NATO Allies took part in this Town Hall including Prime Ministers Justin Trudeau of Canada, Mark Rutte of the Netherlands and President Andrzej Duda of Poland. Previous NATO Engages events in Washington D.C. and Brussels have included the NATO Secretary General, US Vice President, heads of government and defence and foreign ministers from NATO member states.

Confirmed speakers, agenda items and further details on timing will be released in the coming weeks and updated on this website

This was the only official NATO outreach event held on the eve of the NATO Leaders’ Meeting. It was organised by the Atlantic Council, GLOBSEC, King’s College London, the Munich Security Conference and the Royal United Services Institute, in partnership with NATO’s Public Diplomacy Division and the UK Government.


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