Conference: "NATO’s Strategic Challenges: Peace, Perdurance and Transatlantic Unity"


Friday 31.01.14
16:30 to 19:00


Verversdijk, Bruges campus
Verversdijk 16
8000 Brugge

On Friday 31 January, the College of Europe, Bruges campus, hosts the Conference "NATO’s Strategic Challenges: Peace, Perdurance and Transatlantic Unity" organized by the Fulbright-Schuman Chair on US-EU Relations, held by Professor Marco RIMANELLI for the academic year 2013-2014, with the support of the Departments of European Political and Administrative Studies and of EU International Relations and Diplomacy Studies.


The conference seeks to explore seven main issues affecting Transatlantic security:

1)      NATO’s success in providing peace to America and Europe during the Cold War and Post-Cold War period.

2)      NATO’s military and political role in continuing to provide Transatlantic security to both Allies and Parties.

3)      Impact of NATO’s enlargements and Partnerships in the evolution and enhancement of Transatlantic security and the persistent ambiguities in the cooperation with Russia.

4)      Assessment of NATO’s role as the main international security organization in comparison to the EU.

5)      Current and future challenges limiting NATO’s effectiveness and international presence after 2014.

6)      NATO’s ambiguous score-card on Regional Destabilization (Iraq, Iran, Libya, Syria).

7)      The impact of changing political will in the US Transatlantic leadership and the partnership cooperation between the US, NATO and its global Strategic Partners.

The programme for the conference can be consulted here.


In order to attend, please register using the form below. Registration will be open until 28 January at 12.00 a.m. (noon).

A round-table prior to the conference will be organized only for selected students. Registration for this will be announced in due course.