Friends or Foes? A Post-NATO Summit Discussion and Analysis

Join YPFP and leading experts for a discussion on the NATO Summit and implications for collective defense strategies.
This event is part of YPFP's new "Burst Your Bubble" series. In an effort to engage underrepresented voices in foreign policy conversations and ensure that young professionals who are passionate about solving global challenges are exposed to compelling, wide-ranging debates on critical issues in international affairs, YPFP will bring its mission to non-traditional communities and host non-traditional conversations. This series will promote nonpartisan, evidence-based debates that foster creative, collaborative approaches to foreign policy challenges. 

Alex Johnson, Senior Policy Advisor on Europe and Eurasia, Open Society Foundation

Alex T. Johnson is the senior policy advisor for Europe and Eurasia at the Open Society Foundations in Washington, D.C. Johnson is a former Obama Administration appointee at the Department of Defense where he served as Special Advisor for Russia/Ukraine External Affairs in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Policy). In this role he coordinated public affairs, strategic communications, and congressional engagements for teams supporting the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Russia, Ukraine, and Eurasia.

Johnson served from 2007 to 2015 as a policy advisor at the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (U.S. Helsinki Commission), where he advised bicameral and bipartisan contributions to U.S. multilateral diplomacy on fundamental freedoms and human security in Eurasia, Europe, and the Near East. His service included almost four years as Representative of the Helsinki Commission at the United States Mission to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe in Vienna, Austria.

Constanze Stelzenmüller, Robert Bosch Senior Fellow - Foreign Policy, Center on the United States and Europe
Constanze Stelzenmüller, an expert on German, European, and transatlantic foreign and security policy and strategy, is the inaugural Robert Bosch senior fellow in the Center on the United States and Europe at Brookings. Prior to working at Brookings, she was a senior transatlantic fellow with the German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF), where she directed the influential Transatlantic Trends survey program. Her areas of expertise include: transatlantic relations; German foreign policy; NATO; the European Union’s foreign, security, and defense policy; international law; and human rights.


David Wemer, YPFP Fellows Program Director 


After the discussion we will go over to Half Smoke for a happy hour. No need to RSVP for post event mingle. 

651 Florida Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001

July 31, 2018 at 6:30pm - 8pm
Howard University Ralph J. Bunche International Affairs Center
2218 NW 6th St
Washington, DC 20059
United States
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