Nato now and in the future: Operations, missions, and challenges

OPEN LECTURE: THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 19 IN THE NORDIC HOUSE FROM 10:00 TO 11:00

NATO NOW AND IN THE FUTURE: OPERATIONS, MISSIONS, AND CHALLENGES

NATO is still the key institution of Western defence but it has changed enormously since the Cold War, and is still facing new challenges and pressures for development. The Chairman of NATO’s Military Committee, General Knud Bartels, will in his lecture give an overview of NATO, where the Alliance is engaged at present, and what are some of the latest challenges it is facing. He will talk about current factors for change and in particular, why NATO is moving towards a new focus on Operational Preparedness. There will be an opportunity for questions and discussion following the presentation.

General Knud Bartels, Chairman of the NATO Military Committee, is the Senior Military Officer of the Alliance. He has been an active soldier since the 1970s and was formerly the Chief of Defence (the highest national military officer) in Denmark.

Moderator: Alyson JK Bailes, Adjunct Lecturer, Faculty of Political Science, University of Iceland