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TIME: 13:00 – 14:00, Monday 23rd May 2016
VENUE: Committee Room 16, House of Commons, Houses of Parliament SW1A 0AA
SPEAKER: Ambassador Alexander Vershbow, Deputy Secretary General of NATO
To attend please RSVP to: email@example.com
Events over the past two years, not least Russia’s annexation of Crimea and its military intervention in Syria, present an unequivocal challenge to Euro-Atlantic security and, with it, NATO (The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation). NATO initially responded to Russia’s aggression, at the Wales Summit in 2014, with the biggest reinforcement of its collective defences since the end of the Cold War. Two years on, NATO will meet in July, in Warsaw, with Russia’s behaviour still looming large over the Alliance. One key issue facing NATO is how it will adapt to the new security environment, so that it not only remains ready and able to defend itself against all threats but also promote greater stability along its eastern and southern flanks.
By kind invitation of Henry Smith MP, The Henry Jackson Society is pleased to invite you to an event with Ambassador Alexander Vershbow, Deputy Secretary General of NATO, who will discuss the main issues confronting the North Atlantic Alliance and the measures taken to ensure stability for its twenty-eight members during a shift in power.
To attend, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org – RSVPs must include your full name and any affiliations including for any guests you wish to bring. We will send a confirmation that will be required to attend the event.
Ambassador Alexander Vershbow is Deputy Secretary General of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). He took up his position at NATO in February 2012, after serving for three years as the U.S. Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs. From 1977 to 2008, Alexander was a career member of the United States Foreign Service. He has served as U.S. Ambassador to NATO (1998-2001); to the Russian Federation (2001-2005); and to the Republic of Korea (2005-2008). He has also held numerous senior positions in Washington, including Special Assistant to the President, Senior Director for European Affairs at the National Security Council (1994-97), and State Department Director for Soviet Union Affairs (1988-91).