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Bringing Transatlantic Security into the 21st Century

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IDEAS and International Relations department public lecture

Date: Monday 25 February 2008
Time: 3-4pm
Venue: Shaw Library, 6th floor, Old Building
Speaker: Ambassador Victoria Nuland
Professor Lord William Wallace

Bringing the transatlantic relationship into the 21st Century requires a stronger NATO, a stronger European Union and a stronger relationship between them. NATO continues to contribute to global security and peace in vital operations in Afghanistan, Kosovo and the Mediterranean, and to serve as a consultative forum for issues important to North American and European allies, while also transforming to meet the challenges of this century. Meeting these objectives requires closer cooperation with a strong and active European Union, as well as with other transatlantic and international actors.

Ambassador Victoria Nuland is the US Permanent Representative to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).

Victoria Nuland was sworn in as the 18th United States Permanent Representative to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) on July 13, 2005. A career Foreign Service Officer, she was Principal Deputy National Security Advisor to Vice President Cheney from July 2003 until May 2005 where she worked on the full range of global issues, including the promotion of democracy and security in Iraq, Afghanistan, Ukraine, Lebanon and the broader Middle East. Ambassador Nuland was United States Deputy Permanent Representative to NATO in Brussels, Belgium from July 2000 to July 2003. There she was instrumental in NATO's historic invocation of Article 5 of its charter - "an attack on one ally is an attack on all" - in support of the U.S. after September 11, 2001. Ambassador Nuland also worked intensively on the enlargement of the Alliance to include 7 new members, the creation of the NATO-Russia Council, NATO's first deployment "out of area" to Afghanistan and its defense of Turkey during Operation Iraqi Freedom. From 1997-1999, she was Deputy Director for former Soviet Union affairs at the Department of State, with primary responsibility for U.S. policy towards Russia and the Caucasus countries. In that capacity, she was awarded the Secretary of Defense's Distinguished Civilian Service medal for her work with the Russians during the Kosovo air campaign.


A transcript of Ambassador Victoria Nuland's speech is now available to download.  Download: Bringing Transatlantic Security into the 21st Century (pdf)

For more information, email Artemy Kalinovsky A.M.Kalinovsky@lse.ac.uk or call 020 7955 6526.