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The French American Global Forum

NATO Today: Does Collective Security Work?

French American Global Forum

Tuesday, Feb. 11
7:00 p.m.

Abramson Family Founders Room
SIS Building

Live webstream below

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is a military alliance founded in 1949. NATO's essential purpose is to safeguard the freedom and security of its members through political and military means. Today, NATO includes 28 member states across North America and Europe. Is the system of collective defense -- the member states agree to mutual defense in response to an attack by any external party -- still relevant today? Join our expert panel to discuss transatlantic security today.


  • Frances Burwell, Vice President and Director of the Program on Transatlantic Relations, Atlantic Council
  • Anne-Cecile Robert, Le Monde Diplomatique
  • Kurt Volker, Executive Director, McCain Institute; former U.S. ambassador to NATO
  • Moderated by James Goldgeier, Dean, School of International Service



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