Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg and Prime Minister Erna Solberg are the first speakers to be announced for the NATO Engages ‘town hall’, which will round off NATO’s 70th anniversary year.
The special event will take place ahead of the NATO Leaders’ Meeting where heads of government will convene to discuss how the Euro-Atlantic Alliance adapts and maintains security in a rapidly changing world.
Held at NATO’s inaugural home in London, ‘NATO Engages: Innovating the Alliance’ is the official outreach event bringing together policy makers and officials with other institutions such as think tanks and universities, as well as the public. Several leaders from NATO Allies have been invited to attend, and previous NATO Engages events in Washington D.C. and Brussels have included US Vice Presidents, heads of Government, defence and foreign ministers from NATO member states.
The event will look to NATO’s future, facilitating a broader conversation about how the Alliance deals with geopolitical uncertainty, changing threats and new opportunities. Discussions will cover 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.
Further speakers, agenda items and further details will be released in the coming weeks and updated at: https://nato-engages.org/
The event is organised by the Atlantic Council, GLOBSEC, the Royal United Services Institute, King’s College London, and the Munich Security Conference, in partnership with NATO’s Public Diplomacy Division and the UK Government.