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NATO’s Chicago Summit: shaping the agenda


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Transatlantic security and defence roundtable discussion to provide first opportunity for unofficial, off-the-record discussion to help set the agenda for NATO Chicago Summit in May 2012


Re-engineering the transatlantic security and defence relationship

Monday 12 – Wednesday 14 September 2011 (WP1129)

Launched following discussions with senior US DoD officials, this meeting will examine the adjustments needed in vision, strategy, and institutional architecture in order to create a transatlantic security and defence relationship that can deal more effectively with the messy multi-polar world that NATO and EU member states are facing. The meeting is taking place in extended roundtable format, with short presentations leading off four half day sessions that will each feature approximately two and a half hours of actively moderated discussion involving all participants.

Senior speakers and participants:

  • James Townsend, US Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Europe and NATO
  • Walter Stevens, Head of Crisis Management and Planning Directorate, European External Action Service
  • Steve Flanagan, Senior Vice President at the Center for Strategic and International Studies
  • Zekeriya Akcam, Chief Foreign Policy Advisor to the Prime Minister of Turkey
  • Julian Lindley-French, Eisenhower Professor of Defence Strategy, Netherlands Defence Academy
  • Fabrice Pothier, Policy Planning Director, NATO
  • Hans Binnendijk, Research Director, US National Defense University
  • Steve Covington, International Affairs Advisor to SACEUR
  • Richard Hooker, Deputy Commandant, NATO Defence College
  • James Bergeron, Political Advisor to the Commander, Operation Unified Protector
  • Michael Kaduck, Director, Europe Division, Privy Council Office, Canada



Further information

Conference on Re-engineering the transatlantic security and defence relationship