NATO at 70 - Vanishing leadership and the crisis of democracy

When: Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at 16:00 - 18:00
Where: Room U82

NATO turns 70 on April 4 2019. Yey, even though NATO recently have taken major steps to address longstanding challenges, no big birthday celebration is planned, and many perceive the 70-year old alliance to be in deep crisis. Arguably at the recent Munich Security Conference, the transatlantic relationship hit rock bottom, where Europeans and the Trump Administration stop pretending to respect each other.

The panel will mark NATO’s significant birthday by unpacking the origins and major issues in current crisis – or crises – and by reflecting on some of the achievements of the past five years and anticipating what is next for NATO.

Join us for this exciting event on April 3 from 16.00 to 18.00 in room U82!

The panelists are:

Professor Jamie Shea, Professor of Strategic Studies at Exeter University and a member of the International Staff of NATO for 38 years. His last NATO posts were Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges and Director of Policy Planning in the Private Office of the Secretary General, Deputy. Read more at

Professor Sten Rynning, Professor in the Department of Political Science and Public Management and Head of the Center for War Studies

Professor Trine Flockhart, Professor in the Department of Political Science and Public Management

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