July 8, 2024

Washington Summit: join the Public Forum online

NATO heads of state and government will gather in Washington on 9-11 July to mark the Alliance’s 75th anniversary. On this occasion, NATO is organising the NATO Public Forum, a public event jointly organised by NATO and the Host Nation Government with civil society organisations, taking place during the Summit meetings of NATO’s Heads of State and Government.

The Public Forum aims to promote a better public understanding of NATO’s policies and goals and the decisions to be adopted at the Washington Summit, through dialogue and engagement with a unique and diverse group of stakeholders, from Heads of State and Government and Ministers, to international security experts, opinion formers, academics, journalists and young people, in a series of panel discussions, debates, and interactive sessions on various topics on NATO’s agenda.

ICDS is an institutional partner for the NATO Public Forum. To hear world leaders and leading experts take on critical issues from collective security to climate change, on stage at the NATO Public Forum, register to join the live discussion July 10 and 11 on www.natopublicforum.org.

This year the NATO Public Forum is co-hosted by NATO with the United States Government during the Washington Summit, in collaboration with the Atlantic Council, the Center for a New American Security (CNAS), GLOBSEC, German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF), and the Hudson Institute.

ICDS contacts at the Public Forum:

Kristi Raik, Deputy Director / Head of Foreign Policy Programme. Areas of expertise: European security; Estonia’s foreign, security and EU policy; EU foreign and security policy; EU-Ukraine relations; EU-Russia relations; Finland’s foreign and security policy. Dr Raik has published, lectured and commented widely on European security and EU foreign policy, including the EU’s relations with Russia, Ukraine and other Eastern neighbours. She is also an expert of the foreign and security policies of the Baltic states and Finland.

Helga Kalm, Director of Lennart Meri Conference. Ms Kalm has served as the director of the NATO and Security Policy Division at the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and worked as a political councillor at the Estonian Embassy in Washington, DC. Throughout her career, she has always maintained focus on NATO, Trans-Atlantic relations, and the Baltic Sea security.

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