Thursday, May 26, 2016 12:00 to 14:00
Transatlantic Dialogue Luncheon: Pre-Summit Briefing on the NATO Warsaw Summit
25 years after the Warsaw Pact disbanded, the North Atlantic Alliance will for the first time convene in Warsaw, Poland. At the last NATO summit in 2014, NATO allies pledged to halt defence spend- ing decreases and agreed to aim to increase defence spending. The Alliance established a new Spearhead force which would be ready to deploy within 48 hours.
Since the 2014 Wales Summit Europe’s refugee crisis has spiraled and governments are struggling to provide new arrivals with housing and basic provisions. Has this led some allies to scale down their Wales ambitions? How will the ongoing conflict on NATO’s eastern border in Ukraine affect alliance resolve at the next Summit? Will we see commitments to permanently stationed troops in former Warsaw Pact countries? Get your insights only days ahead of the NATO Summit in Warsaw with our distinguished expert panel.
WelcomeHans H. Stein, Director of European and Transatlantic Dialogue Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom
Daniel Schwammenthal, Director of AJC Transatlantic Institute
Speakers:H.E. Dr. Hans-Dieter Lucas, German Ambassador to NATO
The Honorable Douglas E. Lute, U.S. Ambassador to NATO
Dr. Bartlomiej E. Nowak, Chair of the International Relations Department, Vistula University, Poland
Renata Zaleska, NATO expert and Member of Women in International Security Brussels
Moderation:Brooks Tigner, NATO Affairs Analyst at Jane’s Defence Weekly