NATO at 70: Poland in today’s Europe

Monday, 18th November 2019

17.00 – 19.00, followed by a drinks reception

Venue: Coventry University London Campus, University House, 109-117 Middlesex Street, London E1 7JF

RSVP by email to [email protected] or by phone on 024 7765 1102

Joint event with the Polish think tank Foundation Institute for Eastern Studies

We would like to invite you to the presentation of the publication:

The 70th anniversary of NATO establishment, happening alongside the 20th anniversary of Polish membership in the Alliance, will be a an opportunity to talk about the great changes that both the Polish Army and NATO itself underwent, in particular considering how much its mission changed following the collapse of the Iron Curtain. The role played by NATO in providing security in Europe is unquestionable, therefore the project will also consist of a series of debates focusing on the changes in structure and goals that the Alliance will have to go through in the foreseeable future.

Copies of the report will be available for participants.

Programme

17: 00 Opening Remarks:

His Excellency Arkady Rzegocki
Ambassador of Poland to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Poland

17: 10 Introduction to Project:

Michal Oleksiejuk
Coordinator for the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth of Nations, Institute for Eastern Studies, Poland

17:20 Panel Presentation and Discussion:

Moderator: Brendan Donnelly, Director, Federal Trust for Education and Research, United Kindgom

Rt. Col. Ray Wojcik
Former US Defence Attache to Poland; Director, CEPA Warsaw

Liudas Zdanavicius
Lecturer, General Jonas Zemaitis Military Academy of Lithuania

Professor Richard Whitman
University of Kent, United Kingdom

19:00 Reception and Networking