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YPFP Brussels: Ambassador Series - NATO Deputy Secretary General
YPFP paid members are invited to join a discussion and drinks reception with NATO Deputy Secretary General Ambassador Alexander Vershbow for October's Ambassador series.
Following the Chicago Summit, NATO faces an important milestone in its history as defence budget cuts bite and the Afghanistan operation draws down. As Deputy Secretary General of the Alliance since February 2012, Ambassador Vershbow, will outline his priorities in the Alliance and talk about his personal diplomatic career, including serv...
ing for three years as the U.S. Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs. In that position, he was responsible for coordinating U.S. security and defense policies relating to the nations and international organizations of Europe (including NATO), the Middle East and Africa.
He served as U.S. Ambassador to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (1998-2001); to the Russian Federation (2001-2005); and to the Republic of Korea (2005-2008). He held numerous senior positions in Washington, including Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for European Affairs at the National Security Council (1994-97) and State Department Director for Soviet Union Affairs (1988-91).
Sign up to attend the event by Monday, 15 October 2012, as places are limited. We will send out confirmation emails then.
This event will be generously held at Carnegie Europe, Brussels.
PLEASE NOTE: The Ambassadors Series events are open to paid members only.